Text: Robert A. Stewart (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to Mesmeric Revelation,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. V: Tales - part 04 (1902), p. 326


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MESMERIC REVELATION.

COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, AUGUST, 1844; 1845.

The text follows 1845, which differs in no respect from Griswold.

The 1845 shows considerable revision from the earlier state. Especially to be noted is the insertion of one long passage. (See below. )

Variations of Columbian Magazine from the text.

Page 241 l. 9 of which the (whose) page 242 l. 8 occurring (occurring not many days ago) l. 33 vague (vague,) page 243 l. 6 ‘Charles Elwood’ (“Charles Elwood”) l. 18 abstractions (i.) l. 19 , and (o. c.) l. 33 of (of convincing) l. 33 which (— a train which) page 244 l. 11 waker — (,) l. 20 the patient (Mr. Vankirk) l. 23 parses (pauses) l. 24 After Yes, insert: P. Do you still feel the pain in your head. V. No.) l. 27 a (o.) page 245 l. 9-11 This . . . veneration (n. l. ) l. 20 , is (o. c.) l. 20 all — (,) l. 28 (n. i.) l. 31 impels (impels or modifies) page 246 l. 17 I (, I) l. 23 , escape (o. c.) l. 26 caloric, (caloric, light,) page 247 l. 9 , as (o. c.) l. 11 unique (i.) l. 11 For (For,) l. 21 matter (i.) omit from page 246 l. 26 There . . . to page 248 l. 22 accumulative. l. 23 But (But,) l. 23-24 — in . . . God — (o.) l. 25-26 I . . . meaning, (n. i.) l. 32 be (n. i.) page 249 l. 6 say, (o. c) page 250 l. 18 or, (o. c.) l. 23 , in (o. c.) l. 29 resembles (resembled) l. 30 when I am (o.) page 251 l. 8-9 of . . . motion (, or motion,) l. 23 , to . . . life, (o.) l. 24 its (the) page 252 l. 6 suns, (o. c.) l. 16 immortality — (o.) l. 16 and (, and) l. 7-23 act . . . angels (pervade at pleasure the weird dominions of the infinite) omit from You ll. 24 to As page 254 l. 6. l. 13-18 His . . . shadows? (o.)

 


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Notes:

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