Text: Robert A. Stewart (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to Mellonta Tauta,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. VI: Tales - part 05 (1902), pp. 295-296


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[page 295, continued:]

MELLONTA TAUTA.

GODEY’S LADY’S BOOK, FEBRUARY, 1849.

The text follows the Lady’s Book, the few variations of Griswold from the text being noted below.

The following letter is prefixed to “Mellonta Tauta” in the Lady’s Book:

To the Editor of the Lady’s Book:

I have the honor of sending you, for your magazine, an article which I hope you will be able to comprehend rather more distinctly than I do myself. It is a translation, by my friend Martin Van Buren Mavis, (sometimes called the “Poughkeepsie Seer,”) of an odd-looking MS. which I found, about a year ago, tightly corked up in a jug floating in the Mare Tenebrarum — a sea well described by the Nubian geographer, but seldom visited, now-a-days, except by the transcendentalists and divers for crotchets.

Very Truly,

EDGAR A. POE. [page 296:]

Variations of Griswold from text.

Page 197 l. 4 , as (o. c.) page 198 l. 8 with (n. i.) l. 12 traveling (travelling) l. 17 drag rope (drag-rope) page 199 l. 23 the (- the -) l. 29 cat-peltries (o. h.) l. 32 , every (o. c.) page 200 l. 12 Atalantic (Atlantic) page 201 l. 13 ? (!) page 202 l. 3 à (o. a.) l. 11 , and (o. c.) page 203 l. 27 nihil (, nihil) page 205 l. 9 by (B) l. 9 the (-the-) l. 20 say, (o. c.) l. 23 , too (o. c.) page 206 l. 2 be (n. i.) I. 11 , theorize (o.c.) l. 27-30 traveling (travelling) page 207 l. 3 traveling (travelling)

page 209 l. 18 the (- the -) l. 31 and (, and) page 211 l. 2-4 traveling (travelling) l. 32 papers: (;) page 213 l. 16 chiseled (chisseled).

 


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Notes:

None.


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