Miracles in Edgar Allan Poe

The following example is an expansion of one first presented on USENET by Charles Culver of Computers for Christ.

For this example, we will use numerical values for English letters assigned using the same pattern as used for Arabic, Greek and Hebrew.

  A=1   B=2   C=3   D=4   E=5   F=6   G=7   H=8   I=9
  J=10  K=20  L=30  M=40  N=50  O=60  P=70  Q=80  R=90
  S=100 T=200 U=300 V=400 W=500 X=600 Y=700 Z=800

We will analyse the famous first line of Poe's classic poem "The Raven":

   Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary

In his original article, Charles wrote:

  There are a number of other objections to Panin's methodology 
  as well, which time does not permit me to go into.
It appears that Charles is just as good at writing numerical text as Poe was.

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Creator: Brendan McKay, bdm@cs.anu.edu.au.