Text: Robert A. Stewart (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to The Masque of the Red Death,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. IV: Tales - part 03 (1902), pp. 319-320


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[page 319, continued:]

THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH.

GRAHAM’S MAGAZINE, MAY, 1842; BROADWAY JOURNAL, II. 2.

The text follows the Broadway Journal.

Griswold varies from the text in a few cases of spelling and punctuation. The Broadway Journal shows some little revision from Graham’s.

Especially to be noted is the change of wording of several phrases, and the omission of one sentence entirely.

Variations of Graham’s from text.

Page 250 l. 2 ever been (been ever) l. 3 Avatar (Avator) I. 5 bleedings (bleeding) l. 8 pest ban (pest-ban) l. 10 disease, (o. c.) l. 12 dauntless (dauntless,) page 251 l. 2 or (from without or) l. 9 ballet (ballot) l. 9 musicians, (musicians, there were cards,) l. 12 toward (towards) l. 17 It . . . masquerade. (joined to end of last par. in Gra.) l. 17 scene, (o. c.) page 252 l. 6 lighted (litten) l. 11 But (But,) l. 21 brazier (brasier) page 253 l. 2 the (its) l. 3 came (came forth) l. 6 of (in) l. 7 momentarily (momently) l. 12 and (and that) l. 23 then (then there) page 254 l. 3 fête; (fete,) l. 4 the (the costumes of the) l. 15 these — (,) l. 19 for a moment (momently) l. 26 many tinted (many- tinted) l. 29 seven, (o. c.) l. 30 : for (;) page 255 l. 6-7 length . . . clock, (length was sounded the twelfth hour upon the clock.) l. 15 too (again) l. 23 of (at first of) page 256 l. 1 are (i.) l. 1 made (properly made) l. 16 of (of the) l. 20 moment (moment,) l. 23-24 courtiers . . . him — (group that stood around him,) l. 24- 25 dares . . . mockery? (dares thus to make mockery of our woes?) l. 25 Seize . . . him — (Uncase the varlet) l. 26 at (to-morrow at) l. 27 sunrise, (o. c.) After l. 27 insert: — Will no one stir at my [page 320:] bidding ? — stop him and strip him, I say, of these reddened vestiges of sacrilege!” page 257 l. 16 orange — (,) l. 21 chambers, (—) l. 27 and (and round) l. 29 which, (o. c).

Variations of Griswold from text.

Page 250 l. 3 [Avatar] (Avator) page 252 l. 2 , in (o. c.) l. 21 fire (fire,) page 253 l. 8 hearken (harken) l. 14 reverie (revery) page 254 l. 3 fête (p. a.) l. 10 was (were) l. 30 ; for (;) page 255 l. 12 , that (o. c.) l. 15 , too (o. c.) page 256 l. 18 rôle (o. a.) page 257 l. 3 who (who,) page 258 l. 2 grave-cerements (o. h.).

The Ed. introduces the corrected spelling Avatar. Hearken follows Godey’s and not Broadway Journal.

 


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Notes:

None.


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