Edgar Allan Poe — “To M—” (“I heed not ...”)


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “To M—” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Alone” — about 1828 — “Wilmer” manuscript — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-02 — “To M——” — late 1829 — (speculated manuscript changes made by Poe to the proof-sheets during the typesetting process for ATMP. The printed form differs from the manuscript, including the title. For “Tamerlane,” various differences between the text printed by Neal and that printed in ATMP strongly suggest that Poe continued to make some changes during the process of typesetting and proofing. These proof-pages have not themselves survived, but the text is presumably reflected in Text-03.)
  • Text-03 — “To M——” — 1829 — ATMP — (Mabbott text B)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text for this early version)
  • Text-04 — “To M——” — 1845 — manuscript revisions in ATMP-EH (no textual revisions, but stanzas 3-5 are marked for deletion, in preparation for RAOP, where the poem was not used) — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-05 — “To ——”   — 1845-1849 — “Osgood” manuscript — (Mabbott text D)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text for the final version) (for Griswold’s 1850 reprint of this text, see the entry below.

 

Reprints:

  • “To M—” — 1830 — Baltimore Minerva and Emerald (excerpt, printed as part of a review of ATMP)
  • To ——” — 1850 — WORKS — (Mabbott text E) (Griswold is the first printing of Text-05, but with no changes or additional authority, and thus a reprint.)
  • To ——” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems  and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:35)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • To ——” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, eds. E. C. Stedman and G. E. Woodberry, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:87, and pp. 193-194)
  • To ——” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:43, and 10:167-168)
  • To ——” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (p. 131, and pp. 278-279)
  • To ——” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (p. 52, and p. 196)
  • “To ——” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (p. 44, and pp. 207-208)
  • To M—” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:135-138)  (Mabbott gives two versions of the poem)
  • “To ——” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, ed. Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (p. 57) (reprints the text from Mabbott, 1969)

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Comparative and Study Texts:

Instream Comparative and Study Texts:

  • To M—” — Comparative Text (Wilmer-MS and ATMP)
  • To M—” — Study Text (ATMP-EH)
  • To M—” — Comparative Text (ATMP-EH and Osgood-MS)

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • “A —” — dated 2009, but available in late 2008 — Poèmes d‘Edgar Allan Poe, Paris: Publibook (translation by Jean Hautepierre)

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Bibliography:

  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vol 1 Poems), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969.
  • Woodberry, George Edward and Edmund Clarence Stedman, The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1895, 10:194-194

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