Text: Charles W. Kent (notes) Robert A. Stewart (variants) (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to To Zante,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. VII: Poems (1902), pp. 197-198


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[page 197, continued:]

TO ZANTE.

Page 80.

SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER, JANUARY, 1837; PHILADELPHIA SATURDAY MUSEUM, MARCH 4, 1843; 1845; BROADWAY JOURNAL, II. 2.

Text, 1845.

Variations of Southern Literary Messenger from the text.

Line 1 flowers, (o. c.) 2 take! (,) 6 entombed (entombed) 9 more! (! —) 11 Accurséd (Accursed) 13 O (O,) 13 O (O,) 13 Zante! (,).

Variations of Broadway Journal from the text.

Line 6 entombéd (entombed) 11 Accurséd (Accursed). [page 198:]

EDITORS NOTE.

In this Sonnet of the Shakespeare form the poet recites the associations of the ‘fair isle’ now become accursed ground. Note the recurring — no more.

The poem is thought to have been suggested by a passage in Chateaubriand’s “Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem,” p. 15.


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Notes:

None.


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