Text: Robert A. Stewart (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes for The Purloined Letter,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. VI: Tales - part 05 (1902), pp. 277-278


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[page 277, continued:]

THE PURLOINED LETTER.

THE GIFT, 1845; 1845.

The text follows 1845, with manuscript corrections from the Lorimer Graham copy. Griswold has only one or two slight variations from 1845.

1845 is somewhat revised from the “Gift” state.

Variations of the “Gift” from text.

No motto in the “Gift.” Page 28 l. 5 troisième (o. a.) l. 15 Rogêt (o. a.) page 29 l. 15 a (a very) l. 19 way (way,) l. 21 ; but (:) l. 32 [a] (o.) page 31 l. 3-5 honor (honour) l. 10 the (the —) l. 19 endeavor (endeavour) l. 21 and, (o. c.) page 32 l. 25 of (, of) l. 38 True, (;) page 35 l. 24 instantly (instanter) l. 24 dust (dust, or saw-dust,) l. 31 I presume (Of course) after page 36 l. 10 insert: — “And the roofs?’‘ “We surveyed every inch of the external surface, and probed carefully beneath every tile.” page 37 l. 2 did.” (did; and, as time and labour were no objects, we dug up every one of them to the depth of four feet.”) l. 18 external (external,) l. 25 chair (chair,) l. 32 labor (labour) page 38 l. 4 to (, every centime of it, to) page 39 l. 18 a (a solitary) l. 30-31 labors (labours) page 40 l. 33 This (s. 1.) l. 34-5-6-7 Il ... nombre (n. i.) page 4 1 l. 23 [Rochefoucauld] (Rochefoucault) page 42 l. 1 anything (any thing) l. 29 recherchés (o. a.) page 43 l. 5 magnitude, — (,) l. 26 as (as poet, profoundly; as) page 44 l. 2 convenu (convenue) [page 278:] page 45 l. 24 endeavor (endeavour) l. 30 check, (check. Had he been no more than poet, I think it probable he would have foiled us all.) page 47 l. 2 color (colour) l. 6 seems (, with the amount of momentum proportionate with it and consequent upon it, seems) l. 9 momentum (impetus) l. 23 or (, or) page 48 l. 19 Ministerial (s. 1.) l. 20 , as (o. c.) l. 23 Minister (s. 1.) l. 27 the (the whole) page 49 l. 3 ribbon (ribband) l. 15 upper (uppermost) l. 21 there (there,) l. 23 Minister (s. l.) l. 24 there (there,) l. 27 dirt; (,) page 50 l. 6-21 Minister (s. 1.) l. 6 on (upon) l. 30 a (a terrified) l. 33 (so ... externals,) (o.) page 51 l. 1 ; imitating (—) l. 4 behavior (behaviour) l. 17 D — (To be sure, D —) l. 27 hers; (—) page 52 l. 13 humoredly (humouredly).

Variations of Griswold from text.

Page 28 l. 5 [troisième] (troisème) page 29 l. 21: but (;) l. 32 [a] (o.) page 30 l. 11 is (o.) page 38 l. 10 whiffs (which) page 41 l. 23 [Rochefoucauld] (Rochefoucault) page 43 l. 34 [parier] (parièr) page 44 l. 2 [convenu] (convenue) page 48 l. 27 the (the whole) page 49 l. 15 upper (uppermost) page 50 l. 6 on (upon) l. 30 a (a terrified) page 51 l. 1 lodgings; (—) l. 27 hers; (—) page 52 l. 19 — Un (“ ‘ — Un).

The last seven are the Lorimer Graham corrections.


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Notes:

None.


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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 for The Purloined Letter)