Text: Robert A. Stewart (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to Wny the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. IV: Tales - part 03 (1902), pp. 283-285


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[page 283, continued:]

WHY THE LITTLE FRENCHMAN WEARS HIS HAND IN A SLING.

1840; BROADWAY JOURNAL, II. 9.

The text follows the Broadway Journal. The Griswold variations are mostly in spelling.

A number of variations in the spelling of the Broadway Journal from the 1840 are observed, but very few verbal changes.

Variations of 1840 from the text.

Page 114 l. 3 intheristhin (intheristhing) l. 4 Baronitt (Baronit) l. 5 Russell (Russel) l. 6 wantin (wanting) [page 284:] l. 8 mesilf (meself ) l. 8 fait (faith) l. 9 curlin (curling) l. 9-10 (. . .) (o. p.) l. 14 wouldn’t (would’nt) l. 18 Park (. — (.) l. 19 ave (have) l. 20 rason (reason) l. 22 silf (self) l. 22 , in (o. c.) page 115 l. 2 ralelly (really) l. 8 acquintance (acquaintance) l. 11 rason (reason) l. 12 truth (thruth) l. 22 them (thim) l. 24 glass, (—) l. 27 silf (self) l. 29 silf (self) l. 30 ha (have) l. 33 say, (—) page 116 l. 5 sure (sure enough) l. 7 writin (writing) l. 10 print in (printing) l. 15 himsilf (himself) l. 18 of (, of) page 117 l. 1 silf, (self —) l. 2 , Pathrick, (o. c.) l. 4 , or (, dear, or) l. 8 place; (—) l. 11 , the (—) l. 12 natur, (—) l. 12 sitting (sittin) l. 13 , there (o. c.) l. 15 I, (—) l. 16 , and (—) l. 16 thin (then) l. 20 sure (sure enough) l. 20 , and (—) l. 21 did, (—) l. 29 silf (self) l. 31 However, (—) page 118 l. 8 , says (o. c.) l. 5 he, (—) l. 8 , says (o. c.) l. 8 he, (—) l. 9 , says he (o.) l. 11 I; (—) l. 12 throth (troth) l. 12 silf (self) l. 15 dear (swate) l. 16 gived (giv’d) l. 16 such (sich) l. 21 then (thin) l. 25 say, (—) l. 30 say, (—) l. 31 , and (—) page 119 l. 2 say, (—) l. 3 Baronitt (Baronit) l. 4 silf (self) l. 8 dilikitiest (delikittest) l. 10 fait (faith) l. 14 , and (—) l. 16 would (wud) l. 17 thim (them) l. 24 silf (self) l. 29 afther (after) l. 30 , and (—) l. 32 say, (—) l. 33 proticting (protecting) l. 34 and (— and) l. 34 then (thin) page 120 l. 1 answer. (—) l. 2 world, (—) l. 4 , and (—) l. 8 silf (self) l. 10 then (thin) l. 1 till (, till) l. 11 hid (head) [1. 12 thin (then)] l. 13 haporth (the bit) l. 17 Frinchman (he) l. 17 kipt (kept) l. 17 and (, sure enough, and) l. 19 say, (—) l. 20 mavourneen; (—) l. 20 ; so (,) l. 21 I, (I, sure enough —) l. 25 off (aff) l. 29 for (for the) l. 30 entirely (intirely) l. 30 ; for (—) l. 31 I, (—) page 121 l. 3 Frinch (French) l. 7 And maybe (Maybe) l. 7 silf (self) l. 9 at all (o.) l. 9 all the time (o.) l. 10 had (o.) l. 11 himsilf (himself) l. 12 an (on) l. 17-18 (which . . . stairs,) (— which . . . stairs —) l. 21 , says he, (— says he —) l. 21 , says (—) . [page 285:]

Variations of Griswold from text.

[Page 110 l. 11 it’s (i’ts) l. 14 wouldn’t (would’ nt) page 115 l. 8 acquintance (acquaintance) l. 22 didn’t (did’nt) [not Broadway Journal] l. 22 them (thim) l. 27 fortin (forten) page 116 l. 15 himsilf (himself) page 117 l. 22 riverence (reverence) page 119 l. 10 mesilf (myselt) l. 17 thin (then) l. 17 concated (consated) l. 17-18 behaivour (behavior) l. 33 proticting (protecting) page 120 l. 17 kipt (kept) l. 27 complate (complete) l. 28 rason (reason) l. 30 stairs (stares) page 121 l. 10 had (o.).

 


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Notes:

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