Edgar Allan Poe — “A Campaign Song”


Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “A Campaign Song” — reading copy


Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “[A Campaign Song]” — 1844 — no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but a fragment of this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “[Fragment of a Campaign Song]” — March 4, 1899 — New York Times Saturday Review — (Mabbott text A)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)  (This article is a reminiscence by Gabriel Harrison. Woodberry says the date was about March 1, 1899, and give the source as the New York Times)



  • “[Fragment of a Campaign Song]” — 1909 — The Life of Edgar Allan Poe, George E. Woodberry, Boston: Houghton Mifflin (2:422)  (Woodberry reprints G. Harrison’s reminiscence as it relates to the fragement of the song.)


Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “Fragment of a Campaign Song” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (p. 142, and pp. 301-302)
  • “Fragment of a Campaign Song” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:340-342)


Comparative Texts:

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Plain Text Files for Juxta:

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Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

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  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vol 1 Poems), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969.


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