Text: Robert A. Stewart (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to The Man that was Used Up,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. III: Tales - part 02 (1902), pp. 335-338


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THE MAN THAT WAS USED UP.

GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE, AUGUST, 1839 5 1840; 1843; BROADWAY JOURNAL II., 5.

The text follows the Broadway Journal. Griswold varies from the text in a few cases of spelling, accent, and punctuation.

1840 shows no verbal revision from Gentleman’s Magazine, Only a few variations in punctuation are found. 1843 is very rare, and could not be collated. The Broadway Journal shows thorough revision from 1840. Especially to be noted is the omission of several sentences.

Variations of Gentleman’s Magazine from the text.

Motto does not occur in Gentleman’s Magazine.

Page 259 l. 6 and (and at) l. 7 other (other, of this) l. 7 convinced, (o. c.) l. 10 anxious (anxious and tremulous) l. 20 question, (question. What this something was, however, I

found it impossible to say.) page 260 l. 5 Brutus; — (—) [page 336:] l. 6 black; — (—) l. 17 , also, my acquaintance (my acquaintance was, also,) l. 20 lustrous; (:) l. 23 pregnancy to expression, (force to the pregnant observation of Francis Bacon — that “there is no exquisite beauty existing in the world without a certain degree of strangeness in the expression.”) l. 31-32 The arms . . . modelled (His arms altogether were admirably modelled, and the fact of his wearing the right in a sling, gave a greater decision of beauty to the left) l. 33 superb (marvellously superb) l. 33 , indeed, (o. c.) page 261 l. 2 little, (o. c.) l. 7 God (God,) l. 13 now, (o. c.) l. 14 je (cap.) l. 15 , — lay (—) l. 17 manner; — (—) l. 22 diminutive (petite) l. 23 worlds (o. c.) l. 23 or (, or) l. 25 dimensions (dimension) l. 26 , hauteur — (, of hauteur,) l. 29 ear (ear, at the instant,) page 262 l. 2 down- (o. h.) l. 6. Showed (— showed) l. 9-10 [Here . . . extent.] ((Here my friend placed his forefinger to the side of his nose, and opened his eyes to some extent.)) l. 9-10 “. . .” (o. q. m.) l. 12 of (, of) l. 20 ; but (—) l. 21 Just . . . moment (i.) l. 28 à [d) l. 29 really — (o. d.) page 263 l. 2 subject; (,) l. 7, lead (—) l. 7 would, (—) l. 11 spring- (o. h.) l. 12 , but . . . side, (o. c.) l. 18 of the (of the application of the) l. 19 — à — (á) l. 21 why, (o. c.) l. 22 believe, (o. c.) l. 26 like — ah (like) l. 27 ah — ah (o.) page 264 l. 4 events (events in which he performed so conscientious a part — ) l. 4-5 quorum . . . fuit (n. i.) l. 5 fuit, (o. c.) l. 9 Church (s. l. ) l. 11 just (, just) l. 12 , but . . . side, (o. c.) l. 19 à (á) l. 21 why, (o. c.) l. 22 C? (!) l. 30 the (down the) l. 31 live; (—) page 265 l. 1 nearly proved (proved so nearly) l. 3 it; ( —) l. 4 of (of a) l. 11 was (however, was) l. 13 as (, as) l. 14 the (next the) l. 18 C? (!) l. 21 , but (o. c.) l. 31 C? (!) l. 31 wasn’t (was’nt) l. 33 Smith! (?) page 266 l. 1 heard! (!!) l. 2 “Bless (o. q. m.) l. 1-2 [. .] ((. .)) l. 4 mandragora (mandragora,) l. 5 , world (world,) l. 7 owedst (owd’st) l. 11-13 , went . . . death. (, and went behind the scenes for the purpose of giving the scoundrel a sound threshing.) l. 14 widow, (o. c.) l. 15 was (was very) l. 18 vis-à-vis (partner) l. 19 the solution of which [page 337:] (whose solution) l. 21 why, (o. c.) l. 22 C? (!) l. 23 those (, those) l. 25 Tattle? (—) l. 25 it! (it) l. 28 oh, (o. c.) l. 31 man — “ (“ —) page 267 l. 9 Still (Still,) l. 12 rout (i.) l. 15 zéphyr (o. a.) l. 18 toes! (,) l. 19 fellow! (fellow) l. 20 O, (o. c.) l. 23 enlighten (tell) l. 24 man — “ (“ —) 1- 25-27 Fred (s. l. ) l. 27 anybody (any body) page 268 l. 1 Fred (s. l. ) l. 1 seek (seek for) l. 7 ; for (—) l. 11 why, (o. c.) l. 13 os (o-os) l. 13 wasn’t (was’nt) l. 14 pon (‘pon) l. 17 Ma-a-a-a-n (Mann) l. 20 quite (toute) l. 22 say,” (say) l. 22 [. .] ((. .)) l. 23 “I (I) l. 26 Why (Why,) l. 33 so (I) page 269 l. 14 bed- (o. h.) l. 19 feet (feet,) l. 23 smallest (smallest, the weakest) l. 25 I ever (ever I) l. 27 observe. (!) l. 28 off, (o. c.) l. 28 I (— I) l. 30 me! (,) l. 31 why, (o. c.) After l. 33 insert: — “No — no — no!” said I, getting as close to the wall as possible, and holding up both hands in the way of expostulation; “don’t know you — know you — know you — don’t know you at all! Where’s your master?” here I gave an impatient squint towards the negro, still keeping a tight eye upon the bundle l. 34 I (“ I).

“He! he! he! he — aw! he — aw! cachinnated that delectable specimen of the human family, with his mouth fairly extended from ear to ear, and with his forefinger held up close to his face, and levelled at the object of my apprehension, as if he was taking aim at it with a pistol “ He! he! he! he — aw! he — aw! he — aw! — what, you want Mass Smif? Why, dar ‘s him!” page 270 l. 4 non-descript (bundle) l. 11 , a (o. c.) l. 12 trice; (,) l. 13 eyes, (eyes. Devil the word could I say.) l. 18 “ [] “ (( )) l. 19 leg; (leg; he lives in Race street, No. 79 — stop, I’ll give you his card;) l. 24 bosom! (—) page 271 l. 3 ram down!! (ram down! —) l. 3 eye!! (!) l. 6 gouge; (—) l. 10 nor (or) l. 22 horse- (o. h.) l. 23 singular- (o. h.) l. 25 entire (whole) l. 26 General’s countenance (countenance of the General) l. 27 all (the whole of) l. 31 D — (s. l. ) l. 34 is’nt (isn’t) page 272 l. 3 “ [. .] “ (o.) l. 5 his (this) l. 5 and (and now) l. 6 took . . . him (took leave of my friend) l. 11 the . . . up. (THE . . . UP.). [page 338:]

Variations of 1840 from Gentleman’s Magazine.

Page 260 l. 33 , indeed, (o. c.) page 261 l. 7 God (God,) l. 1 je (cap.) l. 26 hauteur (of hauteur) page 262 l. 28 à (á) page 263 l. 11 spring- (o. h.) l. 22 believe, (o. c.) l. 27 ah — ah (ah) page 264 l. 11-12 , but . . . side, (o. c.) l. 19 à (á) l. 1 why, (o. c.) l. 22 C? (!) page 265 l. 18-32 C? (!) l. 31 wasn’t (was’nt) l. 33 Smith! (?) page 266 l. 14 widow, (o. c.) l. 21 why, (o. c.) l. 22 C? (!) l. 28 oh, (o. c.) page 268 l. 11 why, (o. c.) page 269 l. 31 why, (o. c.) page 271 l. 22 horse- (o. h.) l. 24 that (, that).

Variations of Griswold from the text.

[Motto page 259 fondez-vous (o. h.) page 261 l. 8 had, (o. c.) l. 24 which, (o. c.) page 262 l. 28 à (a) page 263 l. 11 [age, (B. J. age,)] l. 5 , in (o. c.) l. 18 electro- (o. h.) l. 19 Nor (Nor,) l. 19 magnetics? (!) page 264 l. 11 Sunday (Sunday,) l. 27 — “ [B. J. (“ —)] (so page 265 l. 21-23 etc.) page 265 l. 16 Arabella (Arabelli) l. 19 musingly, [B. J.] (,) l. 19 as (, as) page 266 l. 7 [pwedst^ (owd’st) l. 17 card (card-) page 267 l. 3 Mann (Mann,) l. 15 zéphyr (o. a. [B. J.]) page 268 l. 10 well (well-) l. 12 A-B-C (A. B. C.) l. 24 , and (o. c.) l. 26 Why (Why,) l. 30 o-on (on) page 269 l. 1 ill (ill-) l. 6 fountain (fountain-) l. 8 at least (, at least,) l. 18 odd (odd-) page 270 l. 11 bundle (bundle,) l. 12 upright (up) page 271 l. 3 eye!!! (!!) l. 4 the (— the) l. 4 Oh, (O).

 


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