Edgar Allan Poe — “To M. L. S—— [Marie Louise Shew]”


Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “To M. L. S—— [Marie Louise Shew]” — reading copy


Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “To Mrs. M. L. S.” — February 1847 — “Shew” manuscript — (Mabbott text A) (The manuscript passed from Mrs. Shew to her daughter, Mrs. William Wiley. It is now in the Huntington Library.)
  • Text-02 — “To M. L. S——” — late February 1847 — (This is a speculative entry based on the assumption that Poe provided a fair copy of the manuscript for publication in the Home Journal. This manuscript has not surived, but is presumably recorded in Text-03.)
  • Text-03 — “To M. L. S——” — March 13, 1847 — Home Journal — (Mabbott text B) (For Griswold's 1850 reprinting of this text, see the entry below, under reprints.)



  • To M. L. S———” — 1850 — WORKS — Griswold reprints Text-02  (Mabbott text C — This is Mabbott's copy-text)
  • To M. L. S——” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:90)


Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • To M. L. S——” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, eds. E. C. Stedman and G. E. Woodberry, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:88, and pp. 194)
  • To M. L. S——” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:101, and 10:212)
  • To M. L. S——” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (p. 67, and p. 236)
  • To M. L. S——” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (p. 116, and pp. 264-265)
  • “To M. L. S——” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (p. 102, and pp. 271-274)
  • To Marie Louise Shew” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:399-401)
  • “To M. L. S——” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, ed. Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (pp. 87-88) (reprints the text from Works, 1850)


Comparative and Study Texts:

Instream Comparative and Study Texts:

  • None


Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None


Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

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



  • 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.


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