Text: Robert A. Stewart (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. IV: Tales - part 03 (1902), pp. 288-306


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THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE.

GRAHAM’S MAGAZINE, APRIL, 1841; 1843; 1845.

The text follows 1845, with manuscript corrections from the Lorimer-Graham copy.

Griswold varies from 1845 very slightly.

The 1843 edition is very rare, and has not been collated.

1845 shows most careful and minute revision from the earlier state. Verbal emendations are numerous. The opening paragraph of Burton’s was omitted in the revised form.

Variations of Graham’s from the text.

Motto does not occur in Graham. The first paragraph is as follows:

It is not improbable that a few farther steps in phrenological science will lead to a belief in the existence, if not to the actual discovery and location of an organ of analysis. [page 289:] If this power (which may be described, although not defined, as the capacity for resolving thought into its elements) be not, in fact, an essential portion of what late philosophers term ideality, then there are indeed many good reasons for supposing it a primitive faculty. That it may be a constituent of ideality is here suggested in opposition to the vulgar dictum (founded, however, upon the assumptions of grave authority,) that the calculating and discriminating powers (causality and comparison) are at variance with the imaginative — that the three, in short, can hardly coexist. But, although thus opposed to received opinion, the idea will not appear ill-founded when we observe that the processes of invention or creation are strictly akin with the processes of resolution — the former being nearly, if not absolutely, the latter conversed.

Page 146 l. 1 The (It cannot be doubted that the) l. 2 , are (o. c.) l. 10 talents (talent) l. 12 ; exhibiting (—) l. 12 each (each and all) l. 13 acumen (n. i.) l. 16 The (new par.) l. 16 of re-solution (in question) page 147 l. 1 analyse (analyse) l. 2 one (one,) l. 7 ; I (—) l. 9 tasked (taxed) l. 11 bizarre (n. i.) l. 12 what (that which) l. 13 what (that which) l. 21 unique (n. i.) l. 25 acumen (n. i.) l. 25 abstract — (.) l. 26 where (, where) l. 30 recherché (n. i.) page 148 l. 1-2 into ... miscalculation (into miscalculation or hurry into error) l. 4 is (are) l. 4 power (powers) l. 10 chess; (—) l. 11 these (those) l. 14 all (n. i.) l. 15 whence ((whatever be their character) from which) l. 19 , so far, (o. c.) l. 26 that (where) l. 28 , perhaps, (o. c.) l. 30 , lies (o. c.) l. 30 validity (falsity) page 149 l. 9 , or (or of) l. 11 recognizes (recognises) l. 12 feint, (o. c.) l. 18 , to (o. c.) l. 19 perception, (o. c.) l. 27 remarkably (utterly) l. 28 after “analysis “ insert: — I have spoken of this latter faculty as that of resolving thought into its elements, and it is only necessary to glance upon this idea to perceive the necessity of the distinction just mentioned. l. 33 , as (o. c.) page 150 l. 2 indeed, (o. c.) l. 5 [page 290:] than (than profoundly) l. 11 became acquainted (contracted an intimacy) l. 13 excellent — (,) l. 15 energy (quondam energy) l. 18 creditors, (o. c.) l. 21-22 , upon ... this, (o. c.) l. 23 rigorous (vigorous) l. 28 volume, (o. c.) l. 31 that (the) l. 31 whenever mere (only when) l. 33 reading;(—) l. 33 , above all, (o. c.) l. 34 and (and what I could only term) page 151 l. 1 of (, of) l. 6 and (and,) l. 17 visitors (visiters whomsoever) l. 27 perfect (utter) l. 28 always; (,) l. 30 ; lighted (, lighting) page 152 l. 2 and (in) l. 6 can (would) l. 9 it (o.) l. 11 — if (,) l. 11 display — (;) l. 22 , I (o. c.) l. 29 , was (o. c.) l. 29 merely (but) page 153 l. 3 words: — (—) l. 22 quondam (n. i.) l. 22 cobbler (cobler) l. 24 rôle (n. i.) l. 24 Crébillon’s (o. a.) l. 25 Pasquinaded (s. l. ) l. 27 Heaven’s (God’s) l. 28 is (be) page 154 l. 5 , in fact, (o. c.) l. 8 we (we now) l. 11 charlatanerie (charlatânerie) l. 15 rencontre (n. i.) l. 17 Nichols (Nichol) l. 26 what, (o. c.) l. 29 continued: (—) page 155 l. 6 did; (—) l. 7 , of late, (o. c ) l. 9 glancing, (o. c.) l. 10 expression, (o. c.) l. 11 stones, (o. c.) l. 16 the (to yourself the) l. 17-18 ‘stereotomy’ ... pavement (‘stereotomic ’) Insert l. 18: — You continued in the same inaudible murmur, with a knit brow, as is the custom of a man tasking his memory, until I considered that you sought the Greek derivation of the word ‘stereotomy.’ l. 18 that ... stereotomy, (that you could not find this) l. 21 since (as) l. 26 nebula: (n. i.) l. 27 was now (now was) l. 32 a (a very peculiar) l. 32 about (upon) l. 32 which (whose meaning) l. 34 Perditit etc. (i.) page 156 l. 2 and, (o. c.) l. 3 , I (o. c.) l. 9 gait; (—) l. 13 , in fact, (o. c.) l. 16 this, (o. c.) l. 17 “Gazette des Tribunaux” (“Le Tribunal”) l. 30 but, (o. c.) l. 31 voices, (o. c.) l. 32 contention, (o. c.) page 157 l. 1 everything (every thing) l. 5 open, (o. c.) l. 8 q. m. o. [so, also, l. 26, etc.] l. 17 métal (o. a.) l. 23 ). (.)) l. 33 it, (o. c.) page 158 l. 2 , upon ... throat, (o. c.) l. 10 off (off, and rolled to some distance) l. 26 towards (toward) page 159 l. 6 found, (o. c.) l. 28 [page 291:] gendarme (n. i.) l. 31 length, (o. c.) page 160 l. 6 landing, (o. c.) l. 22 door, (o. c.) l. 24 the (this) l. 33 restaurateur (n. i.) l. 34 French, (o. c.) page 161 l. 10 spoken (— sometimes quick, sometimes deliberate — spoken) l. 13 and (, and) l. 14 Dieu (s. l. ) l. 15 hanker (cap.) l. 19 ). (.)) l. 20 deposits (deposites) l. 29 opened, (o. c.) l. 33 bye- (o. h.) page 162 l. 6 Dieu (s. l. ) l. 20 , both ... room, (o. c.) l. 23 locked, (o. c.) l. 32 garrets (garrets,) l. 32 trap- (o. h.) page 163 l. 2 door, (o. c.) l. 25 witnesses, (o. c.) page 164 l. 1 of (or) l. 17 , apparently, (o. c.) l. 24 tibia (n. i.) l. 26 — a (,) l. 26 chair — (,) l. 27 large, heavy, (o. c.) l. 27 would (, would) page 165 l. 3 opinions, (o. c.) l. 17 ever (ever,) l. 22 comments (comments whatever) l. 24 the murders (it) l. 26 them (it) l. 30 acumen (n. i.) l. 33 , not unfrequently, (o. c.) l. 34 ill (illy) page 166 l. 6 unavailing, (o. c.) l. 12 , necessarily, (o. c.) l. 13 as (, as) l. 1 fact, (o. c.) l. 15 , I (o. c.) l. 17 her, (o. c.) l. 18 mountain- (o. h.) l. 22 way, (o. c.) l. 23 retina (n. i.) l. 24 , is (o. c.) l. 28 but, (o. c.) l. 28 former, (o. c.) l. 30 thought; (—) l. 33 or (and) page 167 l. 7 Prefect of (Prefèt de) l. 7 Police (i.) l. 9 The (This) l. 13 it; as (, for) l. 15 was (we) l. 27 steps, (o. c.) l. 28 and, (o. c.) l. 33 , as usual, (o. c.) l. 34 “Gazette des Tribunaux (“Tribunal”) page 168 l. 1 thing — (,) l. 3 gendarme (n. i.) l. 4 The (Our) l. 9 that (that —) l. 9 menagais (n. a.) l. 11 , now, (o. c.) l. 12 until ... day (until after we had taken a bottle of wine together about noon the next day) l. 18 said; (,) l. 20 The ‘Gaxette’ (Le Tribunal) l. 21 dismiss (we will not revert to) l. 28 , too, (p.) l. 34 , with . downward, (o. c.) page 169 l. 6 acumen (n. i.) l. 10 for (after) l. 13 that (which) l. 15 the direct (exact) l. 15 of (with) l. 17 Insert: — He continued. l. 23 committed, (o. c.) page 170 l. 21 peculiar (n. i.) l. 27 or, (o. c.) l. 30 After “distinctive” insert: — Re-employing my own words, I may say that you have pointed out no prominence above the plane of the ordinary, [page 292:] by which reason may feel her way. l. 31 observed (pointed out) l. 33 voice, (o. c.) page 171 l. 5 is (was) l. 21 is, (o. c.) l. 30 will (will just) l. 30 points, (points which have relation to this topic.) page 172 l. 7 give (bias, or give) l. 10 are (were) l. 11 arises (arose) l. 14 , with myself, (o. c.) l. 17 this (that) l. 22 deed (dark deed) l. 26 decision. — (.) l. 31 seek (seek for) l. 34 their (n. i.) page 173 l. 8 , by ... stated, (o. c.) l. 16 apparent (o.) l. 17 , in reality, (o.) l. 26 therein, (o. c.) l. 27 window, (o. c.) l. 29 sash, (o. c.) page 174 l. 4 à (o. a.) l. 7 , as (o. c.) l. 7 fastened; — (, —) l. 8-10 the ... quarter ((the ... quarter)) page 175 l. 1 board, (o. c.) l. 6-7 , if ... so, (o. c.) l. 11 result, — (—) l. 18-19 a quarter of (the eighth of) l. 22 rust), (o. c.) l. 24 , in (o. c.) l. 28 — the ... invisible. (o.) l. 29 Pressing the spring, (o.) l. 29 , I (. I) l. 34 assassin (assassins) page 176 l. 1 his (their) l. 2 closed (closed by them) l. 2 , it (o. c.) l. 5 nail, — (—) l. 10 runs (ran) l. 19 upper (lower) l. 24 say, (o. c.) l. 27 breadth (breadth,) l. 28 , they (o. c.) page 177 l. 1 bed, (o. c.) l. 5 — By (o. d.) l. 10 securely (firmly) l. 28 that (, that) page 178 l. 10 suggest (convey the idea) l. 12 revert (revert in fancy) l. 26 word, (o. c.) l. 32 motive, (o. c.) l. 33 police (police,) page 179 l. 3 it), (it,)) l. 3 all (each and all) l. 4 even (even a) l. 5 , in general, (o. c.) l. 7 nothing (nothing, and care less,) l. 30 irreconcilable (irreconcileable) l. 32 how great (what) l. 33 that (the degree of that) page 180 l. 2 not new par. l. 3 , now, (o. c.) l. 5 tresses — (,) l. 5 grey (gray) l. 6 torn ... roots (i.) l. 13 half (o.) l. 15 ; the (. The) l. 16 razor (razor. Here again we have evidence of that vastness of strength upon which I would fix your attention.) l. 16 look (look, and to look steadily,) l. 19 coadjutor (coadjutor,) l. 33 an agility ... superhuman, (a strength superhuman, an agility astounding) page 181 l. 6 felt ... flesh (shuddered) l. 16 as (hair as) l. 18 the ... fingers (among the tresses remaining upon the head) l. 20 Dupin! (Good God,) l. 20 unnerved; (,) l. 22 is (was) [page 293:] l. 22 he; (,) l. 22 but, (o. c.) l. 23 this (upon this) l. 24 I (which I) l. 25 fac-simile (n. i.) l. 29 a ‘ (‘a) l. 32 that (you will perceive that) page 182 l. 3 , now, (o. c.) l. 3 at the (at one and the) l. 4 respective (o.) l. 14 This (not new par.) l. 15 Read ... this (Assuredly it is not,” replied Dupin; “read now this) l. 29 tawny (yellow) l. 29 , too, (o.) l. 31 two (n. i.) page 183 l. 12 Ourang- (o. h.) l. 13 the (this) l. 17 more (more than guesses) l. 21 another (another than myself) l. 23 is (be) l. 26 by (for by) l. 28 thus: (: —) l. 31 tawny (tawny-colored) page 184 l. 3 , Faubourg (o. c.) l. 4 troisième (o. a.) l. 10-11 which ... been (which has evidently, from its form, and from its greasy appearance, been) l. 19 saying (stating) l. 20 error, (o. c.) l. 23 rights (— l. 24 although ... murder (of the murder, although not guilty) l. 31 is, (o. c.) page 185 l. 9 great (great a) l. 10 , at (o. c.) l. 13 , get (—) l. 17 use them nor show (show them nor use) l. 20 , without ringing (without ringing or rapping) l. 25 with decision (quickly) l. 29 A man (The visiter) l. 29 evidently, — (—) l. 30 person (man) l. 33 whisker (a world of whisker) page 186 l. 3 Neufchatelish (Neufchatelish) l. 5 Dupin, (,) l. 12 tone: (, —) l. 16 no; (—) l. 25 thing (reward) l. 28 should I (what reward ought I to) l. 31 these murders (that affair of the murder) l. 32 the (these) l. 33 toward (towards) page 187 l. 3-4 as ... suffocation (up with an ungovernable tide of crimson) l. 6 seat, (o. c.) l. 6 violently (convulsively) l. 7 a (a single) l. 21 , certainly, (o. c.) l. 26 all (all that) l. 30 , in (o. c.) l. 34 all (all that) page 188 l. 1 half (half that) l. 4 Before “What” insert: — I do not propose to follow the man in the circumstantial narrative which he now detailed. l. 14 toward (towards) l. 21 the beast (his prisoner) l. 22 it (he) l. 23 as (as it) l. 23-24 Razor ... , it was (The beast, razor ... was) l. 25 it (he) l. 26 its (his) l. 32 of a (of a strong wagoner’s) page 189 l. 3 despair; (—) l. 5 its (his) l. 6 it (him) l. 6 It (He) l. 11 light (light (the only one apparent except those of the town-lamps)) l. 1 3 it (he) l. 16 means, (o. c.) l. 16 itself (himself ) l. 17 [page 294:] headboard (head-board) l. 19 it (he) l. 23 brute (ape) l. 27 it (the brute) l. 28 lightning- (o.h.) page 190 l. 4 night (night-) l. 5 been (been occupied in) l. 8 The victims ... window; (Their backs must have been towards the window;) l. 10 from (by) l. 10-11 ingress ... screams (the screams and the ingress of the ape) l. 11 it (he) l. 13 would ... been attributed (they would ... have attributed) l. 15 animal (beast) I. 23 wrath (ungovernable wrath) l. 24 its (his) l. 24 it (he) l. 26 its (his) etc. l. 31 rigid with (glazed in) l. 31 the face (those of) l. 32 was (were) l. 1 fear (dread) page 191 l. 1-2 of concealing (to conceal) l. 3 agony (apparent agony) l. 3 agitation; (,) l. 7 lady, ... headlong, (lady, with which he rushed to the window, precipitating it immediately there- from.) l. 9 the casement (him) l. 10 shrank (shrunk) l. 10 and, (o. c.) l. 24 , upon (o. c.) l. 26 Prefect of (Prefèt de) l. 26 Police (police) l. 30 about (in regard to) l. 32 them (him) page 192 l. 1-5 Nevertheless ... profound, (In truth, he is too cunning to be acute.) l. 5 In ... stamen. (There is no stamen in his wisdom.) l. 6 , like (—) l. 6 Goddess (s. l. ) l. 7 Laverna, — ( —) l. 7 , at best, (at least) l. 8 creature (fellow,) l. 10 his (that) l. 10 ingenuity, (ingenuity which he possesses.) No note on quotation l. 12 page 192 .

Variations of Griswold from text.

Page 146 l. 14 [preternatural] (praetematural) page 147 l. 2 one (one,) l. 13 is (, is) l. 17 but (, but) l. 18 ten (ten,) page 140 l. 16 but (, but) page 149 l. 11 can (, can) page 151 l. 24 Night (s. l.) page 154 l. 11 [charlatanerie] (charlatânerie) page 176 l. 19 upper (lower) page 178 l. 10 suggest (convey the idea) page 184 l. 4 [troisième] (troisième) page 192 l. 13 [Hélo├»se] (o. a.).

Lorimer-Graham corrections.

Page 176 l. 19 upper (lower) page 178 l. 10 suggest (convey the idea). [page 295:]

HISTORY OF THE MS. OF “THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE.”

THE original manuscript of Edgar A. Poe’s story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” has a history which may be of interest to admirers of the distinguished author.

I have no data whereby I can fix the exact date at which the manuscript came into my possession, but it was about forty years ago — probably in the spring of 1841, at which time I was an apprentice in the office of Barrett and Thrasher (afterwards Barrett and Jones), printers. No. 33 Carter’s Alley, Philadelphia. If my memory is not at fault, Graham’s Magazine, in whose pages the story first appeared, was printed in the aforesaid office, and the revised proof read in the Saturday Evening Post Office, Chestnut Street above Third — within a door or two of the old Public Ledger building.

After the story had been put in type and the proof read, the manuscript found its way into the waste-basket. I picked it from the basket, asked and obtained leave to keep it, and took it to the residence of my father, with whom I then boarded. Here it was put away so carefully that I have no recollection of seeing it for years.

In 1846, my father, leaving me in Philadelphia, removed to Fawn township, York county, and thence a few years later to Manchester, Md., and Darkesville, Va. In these several pilgrimages he had, unknown to himself, carried the Poe manuscript along with him — folded up in one of the books of his library. Determined to return to Pennsylvania, he made sale of his personal effects, and, among a lot of old books offered, was found the Poe Ms. It was at once recognized, rescued from the rubbish among which it had so nearly been lost, and forwarded to me — I having in the meantime (1847) removed to Lancaster, Pa., and commenced business as a daguerreotypist. Twice my daguerrean rooms took fire, and once [page 296:] (March 8th, 1850) almost all my books, papers, pictures, and apparatus were consumed — but the Poe manuscript, folded within the leaves of an old music-book, escaped the wreck.

About the year 1857 (I think it was), a grocery store, occupying the first floor of the building in which were my rooms, took fire and burned furiously. The flames did not reach my rooms, but the smoke did, and the firemen drenched them with water, destroying books, papers, and other property, but by good fortune the Poe manuscript again escaped all injury except a slight discoloration.

From 1861 to 1864 I was in the army, but on my return therefrom I found the Poe manuscript in the old music-book where I had left it on leaving home.

In the spring of 1 865 I took charge of the Swan Hotel, Lancaster. Removing therefrom in 1869, a good deal of rubbish was consigned to the ash-pile, the old music-book sharing the hte of other worthless articles. My next-door neighbor, John R. Watkins, thinking it had been inadvertently thrown away, picked it from the trash-pile and handed it to me. On opening the book I again beheld the much-neglected and long-mislaid manuscript! Resolved that it should not again be subjected to so many unnecessary risks, I had it bound in its present form.

(Signed) J. M. JOHNSTON.

LANCASTER, PA., July 26, 1881.

Below are given the variations of the MS. of the “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” now in the Drexel Institute, Philadelphia.

The variations are similar in very many instances to those of the Graham Magazine form, but, on the other hand, there are so numerous points of difference as to require the collection of the MS. variations in a separate chapter.

A new abbreviation [a. l.] will be found in these notes, indicating that the word or words immediately [page 297:] preceding it are inserted in the MS. above the words

struck out.

Variations of the MS, of “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” from the text.

[Words in black type are cancelled in the original MS.]

The first paragraph of the MS. is not found in the text, but is the same as that given at the beginning of the Graham variations of this tale [see page 288 ] except: — l. 1 in [MS., in the] page 289 l. 8 , however, [“however” is inserted with caret in the MS.] l. 9 that [MS., 9 however ) that] l. 10 and [MS. and the].

Page 146 l. 1 The (It cannot be doubted that) l. 2 , are (o. c.) l. 11 talents (talent) l. 12 hieroglyphics; (—) l. 12 each (each and all) l. 13 acumen (n. i.) l. 14 prae (præ) l. 16 The (New par.) l. 16 of re-solution (in question) l. 18 unjustly, (;) page 147 l. 1 analyze (analyse) l. 6 random; (—) l. 9 tasked (taxed) l. 11 bizarre (n, i.) l. 12-13 what (that which) l. 15 committed, (o. c.) l. 21 unique (n. i.) l. 25 acumen (n. i.) l. 25 abstract — (.) l. 30 recherché (n. i.) l. 31 , the (o. c.) page 148 l. 1-2 into ... miscalculation (into miscalculation or hurry into error) l. 4 is (are) l. 4 power (powers) l. 10 chess; (—) l. 11 these (those) l. 14 all (n. i.) l. 15 whence ((whatever be their character) from which) l. 19 , so far, (o. c.) l. 23 , and (o. c.) l. 24 , are (o. c.) l. 26 that (where) l. 28 , perhaps, (o. c.) l. 30 , lies (o. c.) l. 30 validity (falsity) l. 34 from (arising from) page 149 l. 9 , or (o. c.) l. 11 it [inserted with a caret in MS.] l. 11 suit (suit. Embarrassment, hesitation, eagerness, or trepidation ) l. 11 what is (what is a card ) l. 12 , by (o. c.) l. 14 a card (a card [a. l.] anything important ) l. 18 , to (o. c.) l. 19 perception, (o. c.) l. 24 outward (outwards) l. 27 remarkably (utterly) l. 28 analysis, (analysis. I have spoken of this latter Acuity as that of resolving thought into its elements, and it is only necessary to glance upon this idea to perceive the necessity of the distinction just mentioned.) [page 298:] l. 33 , as (o. c.) page 150 l. 2 , indeed, (o. c.) l. 5 truly (highly truly) l. 5 than (than profoundly) l. 7 the (the reflective ) l. 10 spring (autumn spring [a. l.]) l. 11 summer (winter summer [a. l.]) l. 11 became acquainted (contracted an intimacy) l. 13 excellent — (,) l. 15 the (the quondam) l. 16 beneath (beneath [a. l.] before ) l. 17 , there (o. c.) l. 18 and, (o. c.) l. 19 this, (o. c.) l. 20 necessaries (necessaries, without ) l. 24 Not new par. l. 27 volume, (o. c.) l. 31 which a Frenchman (of [a. l.] in which a Frenchman only only [a. l.]) l. 32 the (his) l. 32 , too, (o. c.) l. 33 , and, (— and) l. 33 all, (o. c.) l. 33 , all (felt all ) l. 34 and (and what I could only term) page 151 l. 1of (, of) l. 2 I (, I) l. 6 and (and,) l. 15 , we (o. c.) l. 15 visitors (visitors whomsoever) l. 24 enamored (enamoured) l. 27 perfect (utter) l. 28 ; but (,) l. 30 building; (,) page 152 l. 2 , arm (o. c.) l. 6 can (could) l. 9 it (o.) l. 10 exercise — (,) l. 11 — and (;) l. 21 O [o looks small in MS.] l. 22 , I (o. c.) l. 29 merely (but) page 153 l. 3 words: — (—) l. 5 Théâtre (Theâtre) l. 10 afterward (afterwards) l. 12 I, (o. c.) l. 16 — ? (—) l. 22 quondam (n. i.) l. 24 rôle (n. i.) l. 24 Crébellon’s, (o. a.) l. 25 Pasquinaded (s. l. ) l. 27 Heaven’s (God’s) l. 28 is (be) page 154 l. 2 whomsoever (whatsoever) l. 5 , in fact, (o. c.) l. 8 we (we now) l. 15 rencontre (n. i.) l. 17 Dr. (Dr) l. 24 is (is invariably ) l. 29 continued: (—) page 155 l. 5 look (look back) l. 6 did; (—) l. 7 , of late, (o. c.) l. 10 , at (o. c.) l. 11 pavement, (o. c.) l. 12 stones, (o. c.) l. 16 the (to yourself the) l. 17 ‘stereotomy’ ... pavement (Stereotomic) Insert l. 18: — You continued the same inaudible murmur, with a knit brow, as is the custom (a. l. ) habit of a man tasking his memory, until I considered that you sought the Greek derivation of the word stereotomy. l. 18 that ... stereotomy, (that you could not find this) l. 21 since (as) l. 25 upward (upwards) l. 32 Latin [Latin occurs in margin in different handwriting] l. 32 line (verse [a. l.]) l. 32 about which (upon whose meaning)) l. 34 Perdidet etc. (i.) page 156 [page 299:] l. a and, (o. c.) l. 3 , I (o. c.) l. 9 gait; ( —) l. 13 , in fact, (o. c.) l. 15 Théâtre (Theâtre) l. 16 this, (o. c.) l. 17 “Gazette des Tribunaux” (“Le Tribunal”) l. 19 — This (o. d.) l. 20 St. (St) l. 22 , apparently, (o. c.) l. 25 daughter, (o. c.) l. 28 crowbar (crow-bar) l. 28 neighbors (neighbours) l. 29 two (two gens d’armes ) l. 30 but, (o. c.) l. 31 , in (o. c.) l. 32 contention, (o. c.) l. 32 and (proceeding and) page 157 l. 3 story, (o. c.) l. 4 locked, (o. c.) l. 5 open, (o. c.) l. 8 o. q. m. [so, also, l. 26 etc.] 1 12 razor, (o. c.) l. 15 out (up out [a. l. ]) l. 17 three (and three) l. 17 métal (o. a.) l. 18 bags, (o. c.) l. 19 , which (o. c.) l. 20 , were (o. c.) l. 20 apparently, (o. c.) l. 25 letters, (o. c.) l. 27 but (but,) l. 30 downward (downwards) l. 33 it, (o. c.) page 158 l. 2 , upon ... throat, (o. c.) l. 6 house, (o. c.) l. 8 lady, (o. c.) l. 10 her, (o. c.) l. 10 off (off, and rolled to some distance) l. 11 was (were was [a. l.]) l. 18 The word ‘affair’ (These words are inserted above the text, at the top of the page as if they had been forgotten or had belonged to another sheet] l. 20 us, (o. c.) page 159 l. 4 neighborhood (neighbourhood) l. 6 found, (o. c.) l. 16-20 neighbors (neighbours) l. 20 crowbar (crow-bar) l. 28 Musèt (Musêt) l. 28 gendarme (n. i.) l. 30 the (the front door [gateway appears in margin]) l. 31 endeavoring (endeavouring) l. 34 gate (door [gate appears in margin] ) page 160 l. 2 gate (door [gate appears in margin]) l. 3 be (be the) l. 6 landing, (o. c.) l. 11 sacré (o. a.) l. 15 Spanish. (Spanish. Might have distinguished some words if he had been acquainted with Spanish) l. 18 neighbor (neighbour) l. 21 Musèt (Musêt) l. 22 door, (o. c.) l. 24 the (this) l. 27 not [inserted in text with a caret] l. 28 but [inserted in text] l. 28 language, (language, and, although he ) l. 33 restaurateur (n. i.) l. 34 Not ... interpreter, [This sentence is inserted with a caret] l. 34 French, (o. c.) page 16 l. 10 spoken (sometimes quick, sometimes deliberate, — spoken) l. 13 sacré (o. a.) l. 13 and (, and) l. 15 , of (o. c) l. 19 ). (.)) l. 20 deposits (deposites) [page 300:] l. 25 to (to Messieurs) l. 29 opened, (o. c.) l. 33 bye — (o. d.) page 162 l. 4 French man. ( —) l. 6 sacré (o. a.) l. 6 Dieu (s. l. ) l. 20 windows, (o. c.) l. 20 room, (o. c.) l. 23-24 locked ... inside (open — not wide open, but ajar ‘locked with the key on the inside’ [‘locked ... inside’ is written above the words lined out]) l. 26 was (was wide) l. 27 beds, (o. c.) l. 32 mansardes (. mansardes [a period has been put in under parenthesis mark]) page 163 l. 2 of (o.) l. 2 , was (o. c.) l. 7 Morgue. Trianon Morgue — (the street of the murder ). [Trianon Morgue occurs above the ... murder ]) l. 16-24 Alberto ... Russia [This paragraph is written the length of the lateral margin] l. 21 voice [inserted above, with caret] l. 28 cylindrical [inserted with a caret] l. 28 brushes, (o. c.) page 164 l. 5 both then (then both) l. 16 produced, (o. c.) l. 17 , by (o. c.) l. 22 tibia (n. i.) l. 23 of (on) l. 26 — a (,) l. 26 chair — (,) l. 27 , heavy, (o. c.) l. 27 weapon (weapon,) l. 27 would (could) page 165 l. 3 of (, of) l. 13 the (the Rue Trianon) l. 13-14 Quartier St. Roch- (Quartier St Roch- [written in the margin, with a line drawn to it] l. 17 however (however,) l. 18 and (, and) l. 22 comments (comments whatever) l. 25 the murders (it) l. 26 them (it) l. 26 I (in regard to the perpetration of the butchery I ) l. 27 trace (trace him) l. 29 shell (bizarrerie shell [a. l.]) l. 32 There ... musique l. 32 , not unfrequently, (o. c.) l. 34 objects (results objects [a. l.]) l. 34 ill (illy) page 166 l. 2 [Inserted in lateral margin] l. 6 , their (o. c.) l. 6-7 , for example, (o. c.) [for example is inserted with caret] l. 8 without (without an) l. 12 , necessarily, (o. c.) l. 13 as (, as) l. 14 is (does is [a. l.]) l. 14 in (lie in) l. 1 fact, (o. c.) l. 15 more (most more [a. l. ]) l. 15 , I (o. c.) l. 17 lies (lies oftener) l. 17 her, (o. c.) l. 17 and not (than and not [a. l. ]) l. 18 mountain- (p. h.) l. 20 of (of a star. ) l. 21 side-long (sidelong) l. 22 way, l. 22 toward (towards) l. 23 retina (retina — is to see it distinctly — is) l. 24 , is (o. c.) l. 28 but, (o. c.) l. 28 former, (o. c.) l. 30 thought; (—) l. 33 or (and) [page 301:] page 167 l. 3,” (o.) l. 7 Prefect of Police (Prefèt de Police,) l. 8 o. q. m. l. 9 The (This) l. 13 it; (it) l. 13 a; (for) l. 13 quarter (Quartier) l. 15 was (we) l. 18 ordinary (ordinary French hou ) l. 20 sliding [The first letter of this word in the MS. might be either s or g; more like g] l. 24 neighborbood (neighbourhood) l. 27 , we (o. c.) l. 34 “Gazette des Tribunaux” (“Tribunal”) page 168 l. 1 thing — (,) l. 3 gendarme (n. i.) l. 4 The (Our) l. 6 companion ... papers. (This part of the sentence is written in lateral right-hand margin. The whole sentence has evidently been inserted at the end of the paragraph) l. 9 that (that —) l. 11 , now, (o. c.) l. 12 murder, (o. c.) l. 12 until (until after we had taken a bottle of wine together) l. 12 noon ... day [written in above line] l. 12 about (about midnight) l. 16 , which (o. c.) l. 18 said; (,) l. 20 The ‘Gazette’ (Le Tribunal) l. 21-22 dismiss (we will not revert to) l. 23 , for (o. c.) l. 24 reason (reasons) l. 28 , too, (o.) l. 34 thrust, (o. c.) page 169 l. 1 downward, (downwards) l. 9 the (the common-place — by these prominences from the) l. 9 that (that true) l. 10 for (after) l. 12 so much [inserted with a caret] l. 12 as (but as) l. 13 that (which) l. 13 In (Just in proportion as this matter has appeared insoluble to the police, has been that facility with which I have arrived at its solution In) l. 15 the direct (an exact) l. 15 of (with) l. 16 astonishment, (astonishment. He continued.) l. 17 toward (towards) l. 20 been [inserted with a caret] l. 20 in (, in) l. 21 measure (measure,) 1.31 when (when the) page 170 l. 11 lady [inserted with caret] l. 12 afterward (afterwards) l. 21 itself, (o. c.) l. 22 peculiar (n. i.) l. 30 Yet (Re-employing my own words I may say that have pointed out no prominence above the plane of the ordinary, by which reason may feel her way. Yet) l. 31 observed (pointed out) l. 33 , the (o. c.) page 171 l. 8-9-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-22-30-31-32 [double for single quo. marks] l. 10 it (the voice it [it occurs in the margin]) l. 23 elicited (given elicited [a. 1.]) l. 28 without [written in the margin] l. 29 will [page 302:] (will just) l. 29 points (points which have relation to this topic) l. 32 no sounds (nothing [no sounds is written after nothing, in the margin]) l. 32 were (was were [a. 1.]) page 172 l. 7 should (should bias, or) l. 10 are (were) l. 11 arises (arose) l. 14 , with myself, (o. c.) l. 17 this (that) l. 22 deed (dark deed) l. 24 the (this) l. 26 — Let (o. d.) l. 28 Mademoiselle ... found (the crime was committed [“Mademoiselle . . found” is written above “the crime was committed” in the MS.]) l. 31 seek (seek for) l. 34 their (n. i.) page 173 l. 8 , by (o. c.) l. 8 by (by the) l. 8 stated, (o. c.) l. 16 apparent (o.) l. 17 , in reality, (o.) l. 24 endeavored (endeavoured) l. 27 , a (o. c.) l. 29 sash, (o. c.) l. 31 been (been made) page 174 l. 4 a (o. a.) l. 7 inside, (o. c.) l. 7 fastened; (.) l. 8 the ( (the) l. 10 quarter. (). l. 15 had [inserted with a caret] l. 34 hand (arm) page 175 l. 1 board, (o. c.) l. 3 neighbor (neighbour) l. 4 in (in in) l. 6 but, (o. c.) l. 7 so, (o. c.) l. 9 been [inserted with a caret] l. 9 once (once been ) l. 11 traced (tracked) l. 11 result, (o. c.) l. 17 the (this) l. 18-19 a quarter (an eighth) l. 22 , and (o. c.) l. 24 , in (o. c.) l. 28 — the ... invisible (o.) l. 29 Pressing the spring, (o.) l. 32 , and (o. c.) l. 34 assassin (assassin,) page 176 l. 1 his (their) l. 2 closed (closed by them) l. 2 , it (o. c.) l. 5 nail, (o. c.) l. 8 been (been sufficiently ) l. 9 five half (six feet eight [a. 1.] [“five ... half” is written directly after “eight ” in the MS.]) l. 16 old (old houses [“mansions” is inserted above “very old ”]) l. 18 door, (o. c.) l. 19 upper (lower) l. 24 say, (o. c.) l. 28 , they (o. c.) page 177 l. 1 bed, (o. c.) l. 1 back to the wall (open) l. 2 two feet (four feet and a half) l. 5 from (might have from) l. 5 — By (o. d.) l. 6 two (four [“two” is written in right-hand margin in the MS.] l. 10 securely (firmly) l. 30 with (and [“with’‘ is inserted above with a caret]) l. 32 nationality (language nationality) [a. 1.]) l. 34 Syllabification (fi inserted above with caret) page 178 l. 5 , without (o. c.) l. 7 discourse (discourse — for it had now assumed all the character of such. ) l. 9 [page 303:] of (of egress) l. 10 suggest (convey the idea) l. 12 revert (revert in fancy) l. 26 word, (o. c.) l. 31 , therefore, (o. c.) l. 32 motive, (motive which has been) page 179 l. 3 it), (it,)) l. 3 all (each and all) l. 4 hour (day hour [a. l.]) l. 4 lives, (o. c.) l. 4 even (even a) l. 5 , in general, (o. c.) l. 7 nothing (nothing and care less) l. 22 murder (butchery) l. 24 chimney, (o. c.) l. 25 downward (downwards) l. 26 all, (o. c.) l. 28 , you (o. c.) l. 32 how great (what) l. 33 been (been the degree of) page 180 l. 3 not new par. l. 3 o. q. m. l. 3 , now, (o. c.) l. 4 hearth (sacking of the bedstead hearth [a. 1.]) l. 6 torn ... roots, (i.) l. 11 power [inserted with a caret] l. 12 half (o.) l. 15 body: the (body. The) l. 16 razor, (razor. Here again we have evidence of that vastness of strength upon which I would fix your attention) l. 16 look (look, and to look steadily) l. 27 , by (o. c.) l. 33 an agility ... superhuman, (a strength super human, an agility astounding,) page 181 l. 6 felt ... flesh (shuddered) l. 8 neighboring (neighbouring) l. 16 such (such hair) l. 18 the ... fingers (among the tresses remaining upon the head) l. 20 Dupin! (Good God,) l. 20 unnerved; (,) l. 22 is (was) l. 22 he; (—) l. 23 decide (decide upon) l. 23 glance (glance your eyes ) l. 23 at (upon) l. 25 fac-simile (n. i.) l. 26 , and (o. c.) l. 27 finger (finger-) l. 27 nails, (o. c.) l. 28 Messrs. (Messieurs) l. 29 Etienne, (o. c.) l. 29 a ‘(‘ a) l. 29 spots, (o. c.) l. 31 perceive, (o. c.) l. 31 friend, (, ”) l. 32 us, (—) page 182 l. 3 , now, (o. c.) l. 3 , at the (at one and the) l. 3 time, (o. c.) l. 4 respective (o.) l. 9 , the (o. c.) l. 14 This (not new par.) l. 15 Read ... this (Assuredly it is not,” replied Dupin — “read now this) 1.18 fulvous (tawney [“fulvous” is written in the margin]) l. 20 and activity [inserted with caret] l. 22 horrors (horror) l. 24 I, (I, ”) l. 26 Outang, (o. c.) l. 27 species (class) l. 29 tawny (yellow) l. 29 , too, (o.) l. 32 two (n. i.) page 183 l. 2 , by (o. c.) l. 3 voice, (o. c.) l. 3 expression, (o. c.) l. 5 (Montani ... confectioner,) (o.) l. 10 indeed it is (it is indeed) l. 12 Ourang- [page 304:] (o. h.) l. 13 the (this) l. 13 ; but, (. But) l. 13-15 But ... large. [These sentences are inserted in left-hand margin. A caret occurs after “chamber” in text, and in margin before “but”] l. 17 more — (more, than such guesses [a. 1.]) l. 21 another (another than myself) l. 21 then, [inserted with a caret] l. 23 is (be) l. 24 , upon (o. c.) l. 25 [caret after “Monde” in MS.] l. 25-26 (a ... sailors) [in margin preceded by a caret] l. 26 interest, (o. c.) l. 26 sailors, (o. c.) l. 28 , and (o. c.) l. 28 thus: (—) l. 29 Caught [written in the margin] l. 29 In (Found. In) l. 30 inst., (inst) l. 31 murder, (o. c.) l. 31 large, (o. c.) l. 31 tawny (tawny-colored) l. 33 sailor, (o. c.) l. 33 vessel, (o. c.) page 184 l. 2 its (it’s) l. 3 No. — , (—) l. 3 , Faubourg (o. c.) l. 4 troisième (o. a.) l. 10-11 which ... has evidently been (which has evidently ... been) l. 10 form, (o. c.) l. 11 one of [inserted above with caret] l. 16 Now (Now,) l. 17 in (, in) l. 19 saying (stating,) l. 20 , he (although not guilty, he) l. 23 , a (—) l. 24 although innocent (o.) l. 24 , the (, although not guilty, the) l. 27 thus: — (—) l. 29 it (him [“it” written above with caret]) page 185 l. 6 all, (o. c.) l. 8 limit (extent) l. 9 great (great a) l. 10 the animal (the animal [“the animal” inserted above with a caret]) l. 10 , at east, (o. c.) l. 12 either ... or [inserted above with a caret] l. 13 , get ( —) l. 14 it (him it [a. 1.]) l. 20 entered, (o. c.) l. 20 , and (or rapping, and) l. 25 with decision (quickly) l. 29 A man (The visiter) l. 29 evidently, (o. c.) l. 30 person, (man) l. 31 , not (o. c.) l. 33 mustachio (mustache) l. 33 by (by a world of) l. 34 him (o.) page 186 l. 2 , in ... accents, (o. c.) l. 3 Neufchatelish (Neufchatel-ish) l. 7 ; a (—) l. 12 tone: (—) l. 16 no; (—) l. 19 property? (.) l. 20-23 sir (cap.) l. 25 say, (o. c.) l. 25 thing (reward) l. 28 should I (reward ought I to) l. 28 have? (.) l. 29 I (— I) l. 31 these murders (that affair) l. 31 Morgue (Trianon [“Morgue” is written in margin]) l. 32 the (these) l. 33 toward (towards) page 187 l. 1 [page 305:] his bosom (his coat pocket his bosom [a. 1.]) l. 3-4 as ... suffocation (with an ungovernable tide of crimson) l. 6 seat, (o. c.) l. 6 violently (convulsively) l. 6 of (as colorless as that of) l. 7 a (a single) l. 14 Morgue (Trianon [“Morgue” is written in margin]) l. 17 said, (o. c.) l. 21 , certainly, (o. c.) l. 26 all (all that) l. 29 mind, (o. c.) l. 30 measure, (o. c.) [The side of paragraphs IV. and V. is torn, — and some of the words are wanting in the MS.] l. 34 all (all that) page 188 l. 1 half (half that) l. 4 What (I do not propose to follow the man in the circumstantial narrative which he now detailed. What) l. 4 , in substance, (o. c.) l. 6 , of one, (o. c.) l. 6 of ... one [inserted with a caret] l. 6 , and (o. c.) l. 7 on (upon) l. 8 Ourang- (o. h.) l. 9 , the (o. c.) l. 13 it (him it [a. l.]), l. 14 toward (towards) l. 15 neighbors (neighbours) l. 17 foot, (o. c.) l. 19 sailors’ (sailor’s) l. 20 of (, of) l. 21 the beast (his prisoner) l. 22 it (he) l. 23 Razor (The beast, razor) l. 24 it (o.) l. 25 it (he) l. 26 its (his) l. 28 the (o.) l. 31 a (a strong wagoner’s) l. 32 it, (o. c.) page 189 l. 1 window, (o. c.) l. 3 ; the (—) l. 3 in (, in) l. 5 its (his) l. 6 it (him) l. 6 It (He) l. 10 Morgue (Trianon) l. 11 light (light (the only one apparent except those of the town-lamps)) l. 13 , it (he) l. 16 itself (himself) l. 17 headboard (head-board) l. 19 Ourang-Outang (ape) l. 19 it (he) l. 22 recapturing (re-capturing) l. 23 brute (ape) l. 25 it (his master could intercept him he it [a. 1.]) l. 25 it (he it [a. 1.]) l. 26 hand, (o. c.) l. 27 it (the brute) l. 28 still ... fugitive (to ascend still to follow the fugitive [a. 1.] ) l. 31 ; the (—) ll. 34 hold (hold in horror) page 190 l. 2 night, (o. c.) l. 3 Morgue (Trianon) l. 4 night clothes (night-clothes) l. 5 been (been occupied in) l. 5 iron (iron-) l. 8-9 The victims ... window; (Their backs must have been towards the window ;) l. 10 from (by) l. 10-11 ingress ... screams (the screams and the ingress of the ape.) l. 11 it (he) l. 13 would (they would) l. 13 been (o.) l. 16 hair, (o. c.) l. 16 was (had was) l. 17 it, (o. c.) l. 23 of (of ungovernable) 1, 24-26-28-29-30-31 [page 306:] its (his) l. 24-27 it (he) l. 29 Its (His) l. 30 fell (adverted fell [“fell” is written in the margin]) l. 30 upon [a. l. without caret] l. 31 the face (those) l. 31 rigid with (glazed in) l. 32 was (were) l. 34 fear (dread) page 191 l. 1-4-5-21-23 it (him) l. 2-9 its (his) l. 3 an (an apparent) l. 3 agitation; (,) l. 5 bedstead (bed-stead) l. 7 , as (o. c.) l. 7-8 which ... headlong (with which he rushed to the window precipitating it immediately therefrom) l. 9 the casement (him) l. 13 , in (o. c.) l. 19 , by (o. c.) l. 20-21 It (He) l. 26 Prefect of Police (chêf de police) l. 30 two, (o. c ) l. 30 about (in regard to) 1.32 them (him) l. 32 talk, (o. c.) page 192 l. 1-5 Nevertheless ... profound (In truth, he is too cunning to be acute.) l. 5 In ... stamen. (There is no stamen in his wisdom.) 1.6 , like (—) l. 7 Laverna, — (—) l. 7 , at (o. c.) l. 7 best (least) l. 7 , like (o. c.) l. 8 creature (fellow,) l. 9 master (master-) l. 9 cant, (o. c.) l. 10 his (that) l. 10 ingenuity (ingenuity which he possesses) l. 11 way (way which ) Note not in the MS.


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[S:0 - JAHCW, 1902] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Editions - The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe (J. A. Harrison) (Notes to The Murders in the Rue Morgue)