by Edgar Allan PoePublished 1845This page may contain affiliate links, for which we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps support Love Letters to Poe. The only king by right divineIs Ellen King, and were she mineI’d strive for liberty no more,But hug the glorious chains I wore.Her bosom is an ivory throne,Where tyrant virtue reigns alone;No subject vice dare interfere,To check the power that governs here.O! would she deign to rule my fate,I’d worship Kings and kingly state,And hold this maxim all life long,The King — my King — can do no wrong. P.“The Divine Right of Kings,” one of many poems by Edgar Allan Poe, was first published in 1845.