Text: Robert A. Stewart (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to The Tell-Tale Heart,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. V: Tales - part 04 (1902), pp. 319-320


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[page 319:]

THE TELL-TALE HEART.

THE PIONEER, JANUARY, 1843; BROADWAY JOURNAL, II. 7.

The text follows the Broadway Journal.

The Broadway Journal shows careful, although not very extensive, revision from the Pioneer.

Griswold has several verbal variations from the text, at well as a few in spelling and punctuation.

Motto:

Art is long and Time is fleeting,

And our hearts, though stout and brave,

Still, like muffled drums, are beating

Funeral marches to the grave.

LONGFELLOW. [page 320:]

Page 88 l. 2 been (been,) l. 11 but (but,) l. 15 yes (— yes) l. 18 so (so,) page 89 l. 11 him (the old man) l. 15 — cautiously (o.) l. 29 minute (minute —) l. 34 he (the old man) page 90 l. 2 he (the old man) l. 7 pushing it on (on pushing it) l. 9 had (had got) l. 13 a whole (another) l. 15 he (the old man) l. 16 bed (bed,) l. 20 low (low,) l. 22 awe (i.) l. 28 ever since (, ever since,) page 91 l. 2 : but (;) l. 3 ; because (:) l. 3 Death (s. l. ) l. 4 him (the old man) l. 7 heard (heard me) l. 10 him (the old man) l. 13 a (, a) l. 20 : for (;) l. 21 as (, as) l. 25-26 a low . . . cotton (i.) l. 26 such (much such) l. 34 and quicker (o.) page 92 l. 1 terror (wrath) l. 2 moment! (:) l.4 : so (: —) l. 4 at (, at) l. 7 I (,I) l. 8 louder! (i.) l. 9 burst. (!) l. 10 neighbour (neighbor) l. 15 then (then sat upon the bed and) l. 16 on (on,) l. 18 wall (walls) l. 19 visitors (visiters) l. 22 He (The old man) l. 23 me (i.) l. 24 still (, still,) l. 34 any thing (anything) page 93 l. 11 neighbour (neighbor) l. 23 fatigues, (;) l. 29 and (and,) l. 33, 34 : — it. . . distinct (o.) page 94 l. 10 ; but (; —) l. 11 arose (arose,) l. 12 ; but (; —) l. 14 fro (fro,) l. 15 men — (; —) l. 18 had. . . sitting (had sat) l. 18 , but (: —) l. 26 was (o.) l. 31 deed. (!).

Variations of Griswold from the text.

Page 88 l. 16 He had the eye (One of his eyes resembled that) l. 20 forever (for ever) page 89 l. 3 oh (oh,) page 90 l. 14 meantime (mean time) l. 16 bed (bed,) page 91 l. 1 had (has) [Pioneer] l. 4 him (him,) l. 11 neighbour (neighbor) l. 13 length (length,) l. 13 simple (single) l. 15 full (o.) l. 23 And (And now) page 92 l. 10. neighbour (neighbor) l. 19 visitors (visiters).

 


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Notes:

None.


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