Text: Charles W. Kent (notes) Robert A. Stewart (variants) (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to To F——,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. VII: Poems (1902), pp. 206-207


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[page 206, continued:]

TO F——.

Page 92.

1845, BROADWAY JOURNAL, I. 17 [“To Mary.”], SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER, JULY, 1835 [“To One Departed”], GRAHAMS MAGAZINE, MARCH, 1842; PHILADELPHIA SATURDAY MUSEUM, MARCH 4, 1843.

Text, 1845.

Variations of Southern Literary Messenger from the text.

(Title, To Mary) I. Beloved . . . woes (Mary, amid the cares — the woes) 2 That crowd (Crowding) 2 path. — (,) 3 Drear (Sad) 4 even (ev’n) 4 rose) — (,) ) 7 bland (sweet) II. 2 enchanted (enchanted,) 2 isle (isle,) 4 Some . . . free (Some lake beset as lake can be) 5 meanwhile (, meanwhile,).

Variations of Graham from the text. Order of stanzas reversed.

I. 1 Beloved . . . woes (For ‘mid the earnest cares and woes) 2 path — (,) 3 Drear (Sad) 3 alas! [page 207:] (,) 4 rose) — (!)) 6 thee, (thee;) II. 1 And thus (Seraph!) 4 throbbing far and free (vexed as it may be) 5 meanwhile (, meanwhile) 5 — but (;).

Broadway Journal shows no variations from the text.

EDITORS NOTE.

This poem is presumably addressed to Mrs. Osgood, but who was the Mary of 1835 (Eliza White ?) and the One Departed of 1842? See the following poem.

 


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Notes:

None.


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