Text: Charles W. Kent (notes) Robert A. Stewart (variants) (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to To the River ——,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. VII: Poems (1902), pp. 166-167


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[page 166, continued:]

TO THE RIVER ——.

Page 42.

1829; BURTONS GENTLEMANS MAGAZINE, AUGUST, 1839; PHILADELPHIA SATURDAY MUSEUM, MARCH 4, 1843; 1845; BROADWAY JOURNAL, II. 9.

Text, Griswold, which follows Saturday Museum.

Variations of Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine from the text.

I. 1 bright, (o. c.) 2 crystal, wandering (labyrinthlike) 6 daughter; (.) II. 1 looks — (,) 2 trembles. — (,)) 2 Which ( (Whieh) 3 , then, (o. c.) 4 resembles; (.) 5 his (my) 5 , as (—) 5 stream, (—) 7 His (The) 7 beam, (o. c.) 8 of ... searching (The scrutiny of her). [page 167:]

Variations of 1829 from the text.

I. 2. crystal, wandering (labyrinth-like) 6 daughter; (—) II. 4 resembles; (—) 5 , as (—) 5 stream, (—) 5 his (my) 7 His (The) 7 beam (beam,) 8 Of her soul-searching (The scrutiny of her).

Variations of Broadway Journal from the text.

II. 5 his (my) 7 His (The).

EDITORS NOTE.

The river is the emblem of the glow of beauty in the heart of old Alberto’s daughter, who when she looks into the waves sees herself, just as her soul-searching eyes look into her lover’s heart and find her own image.


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Notes:

None.


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