Text: Charles W. Kent (notes) Robert A. Stewart (variants) (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to Dream-Land,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. VII: Poems (1902), p. 205


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[page 205:]

DREAM[[-]]LAND.

Page 89.

GRAHAMS MAGAZINE, JUNE, 1844; 1845; BROADWAY JOURNAL, I. 26.

Text, 1845, with Lorimer Graham corrections.

Variations of Graham’s Magazine from the text.

Line 12 tears (dews) 18 waters — (,) 19 waters, (—) . Insert lines 1 — 6 after 20, except ll. 5 for these lands read my home, and l. 6 this for an 25 mountain (mountains) 33 , aghast, (o. c.) 38 Earth (worms). After 38 insert 1-6, except ll. 5 read for reached these lands (journeyed home), and l. 6 for an read this 42 oh (oh,) 47 its (the).

Variations of Broadway Journal from the text.

Line 12 tears (dews) 25 mountains (mountain) 28 encamp, — (—) 33 , aghast, (o. c.) 38 worms (Earth) 47 its (the) 48 fringéd (fringed).

EDITORS NOTE.

The poet, now back from this ultimate dim Thule, tells how he reached Dream Land. He describes it with fantastic unclearness and extravagance. In this land the traveller meets sheeted memories. It is a peaceful region for men of woe, but it is seen through darkened glasses.

Is this dream land the Valley of the Shadow of Death?

 


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Notes:

None.


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