Text: Robert A. Stewart (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to Four Beasts in One (Epimanes),” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. II: Tales - part 01 (1902), pp. 375-377


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FOUR BEASTS IN ONE (EPIMANES).

SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER, MARCH, 1836; 1840; BROADWAY JOURNAL, II. 22.

The text follows the Broadway Journal.

1840 varies very slightly from Southern Literary Messenger state. The Broadway Journal presents the tale with new title (Four Beasts in One), and moderate revision of the earlier text.

Variations of Southern Literary Messenger from the text.

Title: — Epimanes.

Motto. Crébilon (o. a.) page 203 l. 9 Christ; (—) l. 10 Jews; (—) l. 11 Holies; (—) l. 14 , than (o. c.) l. 15 silly (silly,) page204 l. 6 appellation, (name) l. 8 of (o.) l. 16 Empire (s. l.) l. 16-17 prefect (cap.) l. 19 especially, (most especially,) l. 22 upon (around upon) l. 24 way, (o. c.) l. 27 the (it is the) l. 27 That (“That) [page 376:] l. 29 like, (like) l. 30 seen (beheld) l. 31 but (but,) l. 32 mean, (o. c.) l. 33 me (I) page 205 l. 5 forty-five (thirty-nine) l. 7 to say (o.) l. 8 be — (o. d.) l. 12 state (state,) l. 18 city, — (.) l. 19 pardon; (—) l. 10 for (for nearly) l. 21 — But (o. d.) l. 23 fortified; (—) l. 24 come. — (.) l. 26-17-29-31 etc. omit quo. marks. page 206 l. 1 huts, (o. c.) l. 9 day; (—) l. 14 all (all the) l. 15 palace. (!) l. 19 cognomen, (o. c.) l. 22 heavens; (Heavens,) l. 22 there; (— ”) l. 23 deity (cap.) l. 28-30 omit q. m. l. 29 , half (—) l. 29 naked, (—) l. 29 painted, (—) l. 34 dubs — (,) page 207 l. 3 Heavens! (! —) l. 4 How . . . a (What a terrible) l. 5 how (what a) l. 10 or (or more) l. 11 — The (o. d.) l. 11 species, — (.) l. 16 ; — but (—) l. 17 throttling (throtling) l. 12 is a circumstance (are circumstances) l. 32 on! (.) l. 33 careful! (.) page 208 l. 4 palace; — (—) l. 5 Yes; — (—) l. 9 ; he (—) l. 9 sanctuary (cap.) l. 13 satyr; (Satyr —) l. 16 he (i.) l. 16 — by (o. d.) l. 16 , to (o. c.) l. 19 me I (,) l. 21 deity. — (.) l. 23 see! (! —) l. 25 Oh! (! —) l. 26 ; that (—) l. 26 state; (—) l. 26 that (and that) l. 28 prisoners! (.) l. 29 , with . . . hand, (o. c.) l. 29 skies! — (.) l. 29 Hark! (! —) l. 32 go, (:) page 209 l. 9 paraphrased: (.) l. 13 thousand, (o. c.) l. 22 etc. o. q. m. l. 23 Yes; (—) l. 23 ! the (! —) l. 25 reverence. (!) l. 25 coming; — (—) l. 25 comes; (!) l. 28 him; — (—) l. 30 Vopiscus (Vospicus) page 210 l. 7 Indeed (Indeed,) l. 21 ; but (—) l. 27 , you . . . allow, (o. c.) l. 28 how (what a) l. 28 a (o.) l. 29 on (upon) l. 29 fours! (.) page 211 l. 2 hippodrome (cap.) l. 4 commencing: (.) l. 8 bravo, (bravo) After l. 12 insert first four lines of hymn. l. 14 Remarkable (s. l. ) l. 14-15-16 etc. single q. m. l. 17 , and — (— and,) l. 18-19 hippodrome (cap.) l. 19 , he (o. c.) l. 19 poetic wreath (cap.) l. 21 Jupiter! (! —) l. 23 ah (— ah) l. 27 the (this) l. 29 camelopard (cap.) l. 32 , by (o. c.) l. 32 , in (o. c.) l. 33 result; (,) page 212 l. 3 ; but (—) l. 4 camelopard (cap.) l. 6 legs (legs, and) l. 7-8 have . . . example [page 377:] (have let fall his tail) l. 11 tail; (— ”) l. 13 , then, (o. c.) l. 14 ; but (—) l. 14 courage, (—) l. 14 , and (—) l. 15 hippodrome (cap.) l. 16 Epiphanes, (.) l. 17 etc. o. q. m. Antiochus, (o. c.) l. 21 Prince! — (!) l. 22 Epiphanes! — (!) l. 22 Camelopard! — (!) l. 23 leaps (moves) l. 24 arrow (shell) l. 24-25 hippodrome (cap.) l. 26 well; (—) page 213 l. 2-3-4-5-6 what (cap.) l. 9 hippodrome (cap.) l. 10 you! (?) l. 11 — oh (Oh) l. 14 eye- (o. h.) l. 16-17 poetic crown (cap.) l. 17 foot- (o. h.) l. 20 and which . . . advance. (o.).

Variations of 1840 from above.

Page 204 l. 8 of (o.) l. 16-17 prefect (cap.) l. 27 That (“That) page 205 l. 8 be, (o. c.) page 206 l. 13 satyr (cap.) l. 14 all (all the) l. 23 deity (cap.) l. 34 clubs — (,) page 209 l. 9 paraphrased: (.) page 210 1.28 how (what a) l. 28 a (o.) l. 29 fours! (.) page 211 l. 2 etc. hippodrome (cap. throughout) l. 14 Remarkable (s. l.) l. 19 poetic wreath (cap.) l. 29 etc. camelopard (cap. throughout) page 212 l. 28 amphitheatre (cap.) l. 29 carcass (carcase) page 213 l. 2 etc. what (cap. throughout) l. 11 — oh (Oh) l. 14 eye- (o. h.) l. 16-17 poetic crown (cap.) l. 17 foot- (o. h.) l. 20 and which . . . advance (o.).

Variations of Griswold fronts text.

Page 205 l. 24 come, — (.) page 206 l. 15 palace. (!) l. 22 there; (—) page 207 l. 11 species, — (.) page 208 l. 4 palace; — (—) l. 5 Yes; — (—) l. 21 deity. — (—) l. 23 see! (! —) l. 29 skies! — (—) l. 32 go. (:) page 209 l. 23 Yes; (—) l. 25 reverence. (!) l. 25 comes; (!) l. 25 coming; (!) l. 27 do (I do) l. 30 [Vopiscus] (Vospicus) l. 30 says (says,) page 210 l. 7 I (, I) l. 14 Epiphanes (Epiphanes —) l. 16 true (true,) page 211 l. 16 Remarkable (s. l.) l. 31 , in (o. c.) page 212 l. 16 Epiphanes, (.) l. 17 etc. ‘. . .’ (“. . .”) l. 29 carcase (carcass).

 


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