Text: Robert A. Stewart (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to Some Words with a Mummy,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. VI: Tales - part 05 (1902), pp. 283-284


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[page 283:]

SOME WORDS WITH A MUMMY.

AMERICAN WHIG REVIEW, APRIL, 1845; BROADWAY JOURNAL, II. 17.

The text follows the Broadway Journal. The collation of the text with the American Whig Review shows few verbal changes.

Griswold shows several omissions, three verbal errors, and a number of changes in punctuation.

Variations of American Review from text.

Page 116 l. 3 head-ache (o. h.) l. 9 rabbit (rarebit) l. 20 cap, (o. c.) l. 20 till (until) page 117 l. 26 Mummy (s. l.) [and elsewhere] page 118 l. 19 on (upon) page 119 l. 9 ,) (o. c.) page 120 l. 11 on (upon) l. 23 ; then (,) l. 30 evening; (,) l. 34 three (some three) page 121 l. 12 and, (o. c.) l. 13 , we (o. c) page 122 l. 10 in (into) page 123 l. 2 behaviour (behavior) l. 6 travelled (traveled) l. 9 , I think, (o.) l. 10 always been (been always) l. 25 at (somewhat at) l. 26 known (explain) l. 31 every thing (every thing) page 124 l. 18 mouth! (.) l. 21 his (the) l. 28 of (of the) l. 31 excellent (capital) l. 34 in (in the) page 125 l. 5 mummy (cap.) l. 9 travellers (travelers) page 127 l. 16 ,) (),) l. 24 Bicloride (s. 1.) page 128 l. 8 now: (;) l. 10 ,) (),) l. 22-24-34 [Scarabaeus] (Scaraboeus) l. 33 Scarabaei (Scaraboei) page 129 l. 12 , I (o. c.) l. 15-26-27 Scarabaeus (Scaraboeus) l. 15 god (cap) l. 16 were (were,) l. 18 the (a) page 130 l. t$ An (A) page 131 l. 1 immediately (forthwith) l. 25 since (as) page 132 l. 16 , simultaneously (o. c.) page 133 l. 3 f joining (o. c.) l. 10 Mesmer (Mesmerism) l. 13 lice (lice,) page 134 l. 7 York! (;) page 135 l. 4 after (, after) l. 13 ill-conceived (o. h.) l. 13 the (the extreme) l. 16 ear; (; —). [page 284:]

Variations of Griswold from text.

Page 116 l. 1 symposium (i.) l. 4. as (, as) l. 8 of (, of) l. 22 and (and,) page 117 l. 5 from (, from) l. 7 me (me,) l. 7-17 Note in quo. marks in Griswold l. 26 dining (dining-) page 118 l. 5 ; the (—) l. 23 ) ,but (,)) l. 24 or (or,) l. 27 subjects, (—) l. 28 in (, in) l. 29 characters (characters,) page 119 l. 1 injury, (;) l. 8 latter (latter,) l. 14 ; the (—) l. 18 , but (;) l. 26 in (, in) l. 29 ensheathed (unsheathed) l. 33 , or (o. c.) page 120 l. 2 and (, and) l. 7 toe (the) page 121 l. 3 at (o.) l. 3 one tenth (one-tenth) l. 4 nine tenth (nine-tenth) l. 11 the (, the) l. 19 lids (lids,) and (, and) page 122 l. 32 Broadway Journal has Messieurs page 123 l. 2 behaviour (behavior) page 124 l. 3 any thing (anything) page 125 l. 14 carbuncled-nosed (o. h.) l. 16 the (his) l. 20 wig (whig) l. 25 disembowelling (disemboweling) page 127 l. 27 five (, five) page 128 l. 7 very (, very) l. 12 “animal” (‘animal’) l. 22-24-34 Scarabaeus (Scaraboeus) l. 25 “arms” (arms) l. 25 and a (and) l. 26-27 “of ... Scarabaeus” (‘of ... Scaraboeus’) l. 31 , in (o. c.) l. 33 Scarabaei (Scaraboei) (and so on) l. 33 the (o.) page 129 l. 11 traveler (traveller) l. 28 now (o.) page 130 l. 3 said he (he said) l. 27 or (, or) page 131 l. 32 said (said the) page 132 l. 6 so (so,) l. 7 , once (o. c.) l. 10 the very (, the very) l. 22 follows: — (:) l. 30 with (, with) l. 33 with (, with) page 133 l. 21 that, (, that) l. 23 is (is,) page 134 l. 4 travelers (travellers) l. 7 New York (New-York) l. 10 very minutely (, very minutely,) l. 27 [sphinx] (sphynx) l. 30 been, (o. c.) page 135 l. 7 Bowling-Green (o. h.) l. 13 rail-roads (o. h.) l. 25 Gliddon, (o. c.) l. 26 , and (o. c.) page 136 l. 8 it (, it) page 137 l. 10 all-important (o. h.) l. 12 downward (downwards) l. 13 then, (o. c.) l. 23 , or (o. c.) l. 29-30 I (, I) Broadway Journal has the for toe, page 120 l. 7 Griswold repeating the same error. The Whig Review has the correct form. Page 129 l. 12 [, I] (o. c).


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Notes:

None.


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