Text: Robert A. Stewart (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to The Devil in the Belfry,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. III: Tales - part 02 (1902), pp. 333-335


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[page 333, continued:]

THE DEVIL IN THE BELFRY.

THE PHILADELPHIA SATURDAY CHRONICLE AND MIRROR OF THE TIMES, MAY 18, 1839; 1840; BROADWAY JOURNAL, II., 18.

The text follows the Broadway Journal. Griswold shows some variations in punctuation and spelling.

The earliest form has not been collated. The Broadway Journal was somewhat revised from 1840.

Variations of 1840 from the text.

Page 247 l. 2 alas, (!) l. 9 necessary (evident) l. 20 , positively (o. c.) page 248 l. 5 — Among (o. d.) l. 8 Grogs (Grogg) l. 10 runs: — (—) l. 11 — Vonder (:) l. 11 Bonder — (:) l. 18 of (of further) l. 22 Cypher; — (;) l. 31 it; (,) l. 33 about (of about) page 249 l. 11 with a . . . path (with . . . paths) l. 12 are (are all) l. 14 the (their) l. 15 , but (—) l. 15 it (o.) l. 18-19 a chess-board (chess-boards) l. 20 , as (o. c.) l. 21 , over (o. c.) l. 27 , time . . . mind, (o. c.) 1 30 exceedingly (excelently) l. 30-31 , with . . . ingenuity, (o. c.) page 250 l. 1 chairs and tables (tables and chairs) l. 5 ticking (tickline) [page 334:] l. 6 flower-pot (o. h.) l. 5 the (o.) l. 9 large stomach (big belly) l. 20 waist — (;) l. 22 middle (middle of the calf) l. 27 watch; ( —) page 251 l. 5 little dumpy (dumpy little) l. 10 , which (o. c.) l. 15 — He (o. d.) l. 20 — Like (o. d.) l. 20 them, (o. c.) l. 21 his (that) l. 30 , rounds oily, (round) l. 30 , with (o. c.) page 252 l. 2 resolutions: (—) l. 6 — and (and —) l. 14 the (all the) l. 15 arm chairs (arm-chairs) l. 16-17 — one . . . steeples — (, one . . . steeple) l. 23 it. — (.) l. 27 , indeed, (o. c.) l. 33 short (short,) page 253 l. 8 stomach (belly) l. 9 other (o.) l. 9 village; (—) l. 10 , but (o. c.) l. 12 ; alas, (— alas!) l. 15 that (, that) l. 16 hills, (;) l. 23 , turned (o. c.) l. 26 to (of) l. 27 was (was clearly) l. 29 everybody (every-body) l. 33 snuff-colour (o. h.) page 254 l. 2 mustachios (mustaches) l. 7 ,) ( ) , ) l. 8 black (black silk) l. 13 , as (o. c.) l. 16-17 for the honest (for the eyes of the sober) l. 26 was, (o. c.) l. 34 them; (,) page 255 l. 1 chassez (chazzez) l. 1 there; (,) l. 2 ziphyr (o. a) l. 3 House (s. l. ) l. 6 nose; (,) l. 7 pull; (,) l. 8 head; (,) l. 9 mouth; (,) l. 30 . — Von (—) l. 32 and (and the) page 256 l. 14 Thirteen (n. i.) l. 17 knees, (—) l. 20 Why attempt (What is the use of attempting) l. 24 boys, — (—) l. 24 been (been an) l. 26 vrows, (—) l. 28 gentlemen, (—) l. 30 and, (o. c.) page 257 l. 3 took (got) l. 7 as (as it) l. 8 — But (o, d.) l. 9 the (the outrageous) l. 9 behaviour (behavior) l. 14 of (, of) l. 17 matter . . . distressing (it if he could more abominable) l. 19 utmost, — (.) l. 21 the (the belly of the) l. 22 the villain (he) l. 23 rope, (o. c.) l. 26 , with (o. c.) l. 26 both (both his) l. 28 “. . .” (o.) l. 30-31 correct (good) l. 33 fellow (chap).

Variations of Griswold from the text.

Page 247 l. 1 Every body (Everybody) l. 5 out of the way (out-of-the-way) l. 17 which (, which) page 248 l. 5 — Among (o. d.) l. 6 point, (—) l. 7 reverse, (—) l. 8 Grogswigg, ( —) l. 9 , is (—) l. 10 preferred. (: —) l. 21 Folio (Folio,) l. 25 envelops (envelopes) page 249 l. 24 [page 335:] wood-work (o. h.) page 250 l. 8 piece (piece,) l. 9 china (cap.) l. 14 it (it,) l. 19 made (, made) l. 24 , of . . . leather, (— of . . . leather —) page 251 l. 7 , which . . . lazy, (— which . . . lazy —) l. 1$ — He (o. d.) l. 17 boys, (—) l. 18 is (is,) l. 20 smoke. — (.) l. 23 to, (—) l. 23 I (, I) l. 34 they (, they) page 252 l. 2 resolutions: (: —) l. 4 things — (:) l. 4-6 “ — (— ”) l. 6 — and (: and —) l. 9 session (session-) l. 15 arm (arm-) l. 21 , for (—) l. 23 it. — (.) l. 23 the (, the) l. 31 twelve (cap.) l. 33 short (short,) page 253 l. 9 than (— than) l. 10 but (,but) l. 15 that (, that) l. 16 hills^ (;) l. 33 snuff (snuff-) page 254 l. 3 there (, there) l. 6 coat (coat,) l. 16 me! (! —) l. 22 , and (;) l. 22 day (day,) page 255 l. 1 here (here,) l. 2 [zéphyr] (o. a.) l. 30 ). Von (—) page 256 l. 19 — it (,) l. 19 , it is (o.) page 257 l. 19 utmost. — (.).

 


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