Text: Robert A. Stewart (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to The Pit and the Pendulum,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. V: Tales - part 04 (1902), pp. 317-319


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THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM.

THE GIFT, 1843; BROADWAY JOURNAL, I. 20.

The text follows the Broadway Journal. Griswold shows two verbal variations from the text.

Variations of The Gift from the text.

Page 67 l. 1 longos (longas) l. 3 patrid (o. a.) l. 8 revolution — (, —) l. 14 words, (,) page 68 l. 11 . At (; at) l. 23 at length (, at length,) l. 27 sensations (sensation) l. 28 a (that) l. 31 still (o.) page 69 l. 6 been (been,) l. 9 physical, (o. c) l. 19 , is (o. c.) l. 23 flower — (;) l. 24 meaning (intense meaning) l. 27 endeavors (endeavours) l. 28 regather (re-gather) page 70 l. 2 down (, down) l. 3 — till (, —) l. 6 heart, (o. c) l. 11 this (this,) l. 12 madness — (, —) l. 16 sound — (; —) l. 19 touch — (, —) l. 23 endeavor (endeavour) l. 23 comprehend (realize) l. 26 judges, (judges, of the tall candles) l. 30 me (o.) page 71 l. 8 of (of the) l. 8 night (cap.) l. 9 struggled (gasped) l. 11 new par. l. 19 ; — but (. But) l. 19 where (where,) l. 21 autos-da-fe (auto-da-fes) l. 25 I (, I) l. 25 saw, (o. c.) l. 30 and (and,) page 72 l. 4 at length (, at length,) l. 6 , in (o. c.) l. 13 rumors (rumours) l. 13 of (at) l. 16 , save (o. c) l. 17 subterranean (subterrene) l. 24 wall, (, —) l. 25 masonry — (, —) l. 33 , when (o. c.) page 73 l. 6 robe (robe,) l. 10 : but (;) l. 13 onward (onwards) l. 13 for . . . time (for perhaps half an hour) l. 17 and (, and) l. 19 afterward (afterwards) l. 24 more; — (;) l. 31 hope — (, —) page 74 l. 2 , was (o. c) l. 4 endeavoring (endeavouring) l. 11 afterward (afterwards) l. 13 — my (. My) l. 17 vapor (vapour) l. 24 For . . . seconds (For nearly a minute) l. 29 , and (o. c.) l. 31 I (I now) l. 34 Another step (A step farther) page 75 l. 2 , was (o. c) l. 4 its (o.) l. 5 , there (o. c.) l. 12 limb, (o. c.) l. 27 drunk (drank) l. 30 of course, I (I, of course,) page 76 l. 4 trouble ; (:) l. 8 endeavor (endeavour) [page 318:] l. 23 one (one,) l. 25 dimensions (dimension) l. 29 depression (depressions) page 77 l. 3 colors (colors) l. 18 had — to (was absent: to) l. 23 upward (upwards) page 78 l. 2 afterward (afterwards) l. minutes, (;) l. 4 , somewhat (;) l. 14 hour, (o. c.) l. 27 edge (edge,) page 79 l. 2 rumor (rumour) l. 4 , and I (. I) l. 5 entrapment (i.) l. 19 odor (odour) l. 21 with my (with) l. 22 upward (upwards) l. 26 another (an) l. 29 might (i.) l. 34 craved food (i.) page 80 l. 5 half (half-) l. l. 7 such (such,) l. 10 perfect (realize) l. 17 operations (operation) l. 19 vigor (vigour) l. 20 of (of the serge of) l. 26 sound (i.) l. 28 on (in) l. 31 crept (i.) l. 34 shriek . . . spirit; (shriek of spirit! and the plunge of a damned spirit) page 81 l. 19 Still I (I still) l. 20 sinking (sinking or slipping) l. 22 hope (n. i.) l. 23 hope (n. i.) page 82 l. 8 in the track (i.) l. 16 unformed half (i) l. 20 now (now at once) l. 22 despair (i.) l. 29 food (i.) page 83 l. 2 voracity, (o. c) l. 5 , I (o. c.) l. 6 then, (o. c.) l. 14 leaped (leapt) l. 22 ever (ever-) l. 24 disgust (a disgust) l. 26 heavy (deadly) l. 31 still (n. i.) page 84 l. 27 sulphurous (sulphureous) l. 32 endeavored (endeavoured) page 85 l. 5 colors (colours) l. 10 where (o. c.) l. 12 my (my diseased) l. 31 — Oh (o. d.) l. 33 , (o. c.) l. 34 hands — (,) page 86 l. 7 Inquisitorial (s. l. ) l. 8 two-fold (o. h.) l. 17 Death, (I) l. 19 not have (have) l. 21 or (or,) l. 23 and (and,) l. 26 onward (onwards) l. 31-32 There . . . voices! There . . . trumpets! (There . . . trumpets! There . . . voices !) page 87 l. 2 , fainting, (o. c.) l. 3-4 The French . . . Toledo. The . . . enemies. (The . . . enemies. The French . . . Toledo.).

Variations of Griswold from the text.

Page 67 l. I [longos] (longas) l. 3 patriâ (o. a.) l. 5 Market (s. l. ) page 71 l. 21 [autos-da-fé] (auto-da-fes) page 73 l. 4 grew (, grew) page 73 l. 10 least (least,) l. 22 I (, I) l. 25 and (and,) l. 25 more; — (—) l. 34 I (. I) page 74 l. 4 firmly; (—) l. 13 this — (:) l. 14 lips (lips,) l. 16 time (time,) l. 26 ; at length (: at length,) l. 28 there (, there) page 75 l. 13 wall; (—) l. 16 I (, I) l. 17 by (, by) [page 319:] l. 27 ; for (—) l. 29-30 of course, (, of course) l. 31 wild (wild,) page 76 l. 4 indeed! (—) l. 11 I (, I) l. 12 fell; (:) l. 14 , and ( — and,) l. 21 I (, I) l. 27 seemed (, seemed) page 77 l. 8 : for (—) l. 15 that (, that) l. 19 to (, to) l. 19 ; for (—) l. 21 : for (—) l. 30 , such (o. c.) l. 34 it (it,) page 78 l. 1 own (own,) l. 15 time (time,) l. 16 saw (saw,) l. 20 me (me,) l. 34 whose (, whose) page 79 l. 14 vibrations (oscillations) l. 27 life (life,) l. 29 long; (—) l. 32 sick (— sick) page 80 l. 5 half formed (half-formed) l. 7 such (such,) l. 18 sweep (sweep,) l. 18 more (more,) l. 34 spirit; (I) l. 34 heart (heart,) page 81 l. 2 as (, as) l. 6 furiously, (— furiously —) l. 19 oh! (,) l. 28 robe, (—) l. 32 me (me,) page 82 l. 5 how (, how) l. 7 possibility! (?) l. 21 — , but (—) l. 27 ; their (—) l. 34 platter: (;) page 83 l. 2 the (, the) l. 8 first (first.) l. 14 frame-work (fame-work) l. 20 they (, they) page 84 l. 14 and (, and) l. 31 were, (o. c.) page 85 l. 4 colours (colors) l. 15 vapour (vapor) l. 16 odour (odor) l. 31 — Oh (o. d.) page 86 l. 5 at first, (o. c) l. 5 endeavoured (endeavored) l. 19 have not (not have) l. 21 or, (o. c).

 


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