Text: Robert A. Stewart (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to The Mystery of Marie Roget,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. V: Tales - part 04 (1902), pp. 313-316


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NOTES.

THE MYSTERY OF MARIE ROGÊT.

SNOWDEN’S LADY’S COMPANION, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, 1842, AND FEBRUARY, 1843; 1845.

The text follows 1845, with manuscript corrections from the Lorimer-Graham copy.

Griswold does not differ from the 1845. Of the Griswold variations noted below, those in square brackets are corrections made by the editor, the others the Lorimer-Graham readings.

The collation of 1845 with Snowden’s Lady’s Companion shows a careful revision of the tale. Some inaccuracies were corrected, the language was harmonized, and objectionable passages eliminated.

Variations of Snowden’s Lady’s Companion from the text.

Page 1 l. 2 Selten (Selten,) l. 2 läuft (o. a.) l. 3 On (Upon) page 2 l. 1 Zufälle (o. a.) l. 1 gewöhnlich (o. a.) l. 3 : statt (;) l. 10 Moralische ( Moral) Note not in S. l. C. l. 18 are (such sentiments are) page 3 l. 5 train (wild train) l. 8 surprising (surprizing) l. 17 moody (moody and fantastic) l. 18 at (, at) l. 32 as (o.) page 4 l. 7-8 One . . . young (The only instance, nevertheless, in which such attempt proved successful, was the instance to which I have already alluded — that of the murder of a young) l. 13 cigar (segar) l. 30 perfumery (parfumerie) l. 32 although (but) l. 32 of (o.) page 5 l. 12 in (, in) l. 12 perfumery (parfumerie) l. 24 André (Andrée) [and so throughout] l. 25 three years (five months) page 6 l. 5 discussion (discussing) l. 21 greatly (became greatly) page 7 l. 7 , in (o. c.) l. 13 ; and (,) l. 16 without [page 314:] (and passed without) l. 21 visiter (visitor) page 8 l. 22 silently, (o. c.) l. 31 St. (o.) page 9 l. 29 which (, which) page 10 l. 24 , it said, (o.) page 11 l. 15 but (and) l. 24 , at (o. c.) page 12 l. 4 paper (small daily print) page 13 Par. II. enclosed by square brackets. l. 19 I (We) l. 19 the (our) page 14 l. 5 of (, of) Par. II. and page 15 Par. I. enclosed in square brackets. Names of papers in quotation marks throughout. l. 14 hers (her’s) l. 31 . — that (, —) page 15 l. 1 in (, in) l. 11 anything (any thing) Pars. III. and IV. and page 16 Par. I. enclosed in square brackets. l. 23-24 By . . . fact, some . . . Beauvais (Some . . . Beauvais, by . . . fact) l. 24 visiter (visitor) l. 28 inscribed (, inscribed) page 16 l. 2 combating (combatting) page 17 l. 11 down, (o. c.) page 19 l. 22 , of (o. c.) page 20 l. 7 Espanaye (Espanage) l. 10 surest (sweet) l. 13 perfumery-girl (o. h.) l. 16 Espanaye (Espanage) l. 25 for (, for) page 21 l. 7 Begin Par. II. as follows: “ I know not what effect the arguments of L’Etoile may have wrought upon your own understanding. With, etc. l. 7 the . . . Etoile (they) l. 8 journal (cap.) l. 28 idea, (o. c.) l. 32 this journal’s (the) page 22 l. 13 naturally, (o. c) l. 25 L’Etoile (it) page 25 l. 5 Par. II. begins Chap. II. in S. l. C. Motto repeated here. l. 14 women (women,) l. 21 suffer (suffers) l. 25 ; the (,) page 27 l. 10 forever (for ever) l. 11 Mercury (s. l. ) l. 27 , All (-all) l. 28 water (water,) l. 29 by (, by) l. 31 o. q. m. page 28 l. 25 , as . . . rule, (o.) l. 30 till (‘till) l. 31 argument (argument of the journal) l. 34 If . . . less (o.) page 29 l. 2 But no (No) l. 7-9 o. q. m. l. 14 -more — -water (o.) l. 33 merely (, merely) page 30 l. 14-15 , I . . . said, (o.) l. 28 grisette (n, i.) page 3 1 l. 3 generality of the (general) l. 6 It . . . been (It was) l. 18 reasoner (journal) l. 34 arithmetical (direct) l. 34 but . . . or (but in one highly) page 32 l. 24 adjust (accommodate) l. 24 adjustment (accommodation) page 34 1-4 the paper (our journal) l. 5 corpse (corpse,) l. 30 nobody (no body) l. 30 anything (any thing) page 35 l. 17 not (, not) l. 25 he (n. i.) l. 32 in his (o.) page 37 l. 2 observing person (one of observation) l. 17 St. (Saint) [page 315:] l. 24 St. (Saint) l. 24 however (however,) l. 26 pity (vast pity) l. 26-28 inditer . . . race (inditer was not more minute. It is easy to surmise, and as easy to assert) l. 28 repeated (repeated what others have done, (without establishing any incontrovertible proofs)) l. 31 interior (i.) l. 32 outskirts (i) page 39 l. 1 circumstantial (i.) l. 3 relevancy (i.) l. 5 , arises (o. c.) page 40 l. 1 , of (o. c.) l. 7 St. (Saint) l. 8 mean time (meantime) l. 12 About . . . ago (Two or three years since) l. 20 supposed, (o. c.) l. 33 Mercure (Mercurie) page 41 l. 18 is (, is) page 42 l. 7 La (Le) l. 30 ten (ten thousand) page 43 l. 9 -or . . . him (o.) l. 11 , however (o. c) l. 14 St. (Saint) l. 21 until (, until) l. 32 St. (Saint) page 44 l. 1 meet (meet with) l. 4 in (, in) l. 5-6 for . . . unknown, (o.) l. 9 St. (Saint) l. 16 St. (Saint) l. 22-23 , or . . . -myself (o.) l. 28-31 St. (Saint) page 45 l. 13-14 -or not for . . . effected -the (, the). After l. 15 insert: “Such thoughts as those we may imagine to have passed through the mind of Marie, but the point is one upon which I consider it necessary now to insist. I have reasoned thus, merely to call attention, as I said a minute ago, to the culpable remissness of the police) l. 17 is, (, is) page 46 l. 5 to (, to) l. 17 in fact (to the philisophical) l. 22 unheard-of (o. h.) Chapter II. begins l. 30 Motto repeated, page 47 l. 14 I . . . believe (I believe) l. 24 thicket (thickets) l. 29 thicket; (,) l. 34 . They (; they) page 48 l. 9 could (would) l. 15 at (o.) l. 17 week (single week) l. 18 And (And,) l. 21 he (the editor) l. 21 just quoted, (quoted just now —) l. 30 On (But, on) page 49 l. 16 desecrate (rife with desecration) l. 16 With (With a deadly) l. 19 vicinity (vicinage) l. 21 now (o.) l. 23 the (the lower order of the) page 50 l. 13 communications (communication) page 51 l. 20 of (of the disposal of) l. 23 o. q. m. page 52 l. 26 through (, through) page 54 l. 2-3 : — was . . . another? (o.) l. 7 struggle (o.) l. 13 mind that (mind that I admit the thicket as the scene of the outrage ; and you will immediately perceive that) l. 15 against (i.) l. 20 the (the strong and just) l. 25-26 it . . . supposed (o.) page 55 l. 16 deep (long) l. 26 forever (for [page 316:] ever) l. 37 come. (?) l. 31 and (for) page 56 l. 1 , or two, (o. c.) l. 20 it!’ (1) page 57 l. 1 before (already) l. 20 whether . . . elsewhere (o.) l. 22 , in (o. c) page 58 l. 9 if . . . -was, (o.) l. 12 ! (o.) l. 14. This I (, I) l. 16 Barrière (Barriére) page 59 l. 5 home, (o. c) l. 20 ? (o.) l. 29 at (, at) page 60 l. 7 , or two, (o.) l. 8 beings (being). Begin Par. II. p. 60 with, “ And who that one ? It will not be impossible — perhaps it will not be difficult to discover. l. 9 new the (o.) l. 11 -12 either . . . or (o.) l. 17 , with (o. c.) After Par. II. insert: We are not forced to suppose a premeditated design of murder or of violation. But there was the friendly shelter of the thicket, and the approach of rain — there was opportunity and strong temptation — and then a sudden and violent wrong, to be concealed only by one of darker dye l. 27 fitly, (o. c) l. 33 the gang (i.) page 61 l. 10 deed (dark deed) l. 13 This, (o. c) l. 26 proceed, (proceed — provided that our preparatory analysis of the subject has not greatly diverged from the principles of truth) page 63 l. 2 or . . . others (o.) l. 25 have been (be) page 64 l. 2-3 , without . . . rudder (n. i.) l. 6 surprise (surprize) l. 9 , and (. The) l. 9 murderer (i.) l. 16 and (that an individual assassin was convicted upon his own confession, of the murder of Marie Rogêt, and) page 64 , no note. l. 34 these (certain) page 65 l. 3 so far . . . known (i.) l. 4-5 up . . . history (i.) l. 12 an . . . parallel (i.).

Variations of Griswold from the text.

Page 1 l. 2 [lauft] (o. a.) page 2 l. 1 [Zufälle] (zufalle) l. 1 [gewöhnlich] (o. a.) l. 3 [: statt] (;) l. 10 [Moralische] (Moral) page 1 l. 3 On (Upon) page 2 [Note] [Hardenberg] (Hardenburg) l. 18 are (such sentiments are) page 3 l. 5 train (wild train) page 5 l. 24 [André] (Andrée) throughout l. 25 three months (five years) page 7 l. 16 without (and passed without) Note page 17 [J] (I) page 37 l. 26 pity (vast pity) page 40 l. 33 [Mercure] (Mercurie) etc page 45 l. 7 [La] (Le) page 48 l. 17 week (single week).

 


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