Text: Elizabeth Wiley, “Titles Key,” Concordance of the Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, (1989), pp. 727-745 (This material is protected by copyright)


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Key to Titles of Poems and Their Variants

The bibliographical information below is drawn from editorial material provided in Thomas O. Mabbott’s edition of the poems, on which this concordance is based. I am indebted to Harvard University Press for permission to reprint this material.

ACROS “An Acrostic”

(A) MS (“E.A.P.”), ca. 1829; described, catalogue, Harold Peirce Sale (1903), lot 960.

(B) Anderson’s Catalogue (1905), lot 366.

(C) Complete Poems, ed. J. H. Whitty (1911), p. 141.

ADRE “A Dream”

(A) Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), pp. 32-33.

(B) Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems (1829), p. 67.

(C) Herring copy of Al Aaraaf ...with MS changes.

(D) Broadway Journal, 16 August 1845 (2:85).

(E) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 83.

(F) Works (1850), 2:105.

ALAAR “Al Aaraaf”

(A) Baltimore Gazette, 18 May 1829 (extracts).

(B) Yankee and Boston Literary Gazette, December 1829 (1:296-97), extracts.

(C) Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems (1829), pp. 13-38.

(D) Letter to John Neal, 29 December 1829; pub. Portland Daily Advertiser, 26 April 1850.

(E) Poems (1831), pp. 83-108.

(F) Philadelphia Saturday Museum, 4 March 1843.

(G) Graham’s Magazine for February 1845 (27 :51).

(H) Broadway Journal, 24 May 1845 (1: 330), extract in a review of William W. Lord’s Poems.

(J) MS changes in Elizabeth Herring’s copy of Al Aaraaf ...made in 1845 as printer’s copy for (K).

(J2) MS changes made for Poe’s reading at Boston, 16 October 1845.

(K) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), pp. 56-73.

(L) MS fragment of “The Rationale,” collection of Oliver Barrett (extract).

(M) Southern Literary Messenger, October 1848 (14:585), extract in “The Rationale of Verse.”

(N) MS of “A Reviewer Reviewed” owned by H. Bradley Martin (extracts).

(P) Works (1850), 2:78-95.

(Q) Works (1850), 2:235 (extract of “The Rationale of Verse”).

ALE “Lines on Ale” [[rejected]]

Only previous publication (before TOM edition): London Notes and Queries, 29 July 1939 (pp. 77-78).

ALONE “Alone” (A)

(A) MS ca. 1829, in an album.

(B) Scribner’s Monthly, September 1845 (10: 608).

(C) Eugene L. Didier, Life and Poems of ...Poe (1877), p. 248.

ANNIE “For Annie” (G)

(A) MS sent to Mrs. Richmond; facsimilied, London Bibliophile, May 1909.

(B) Boston Flag of Our Union, 28 April 1849.

(C) MS sent to N. P. Willis, 20 April 1849.

(D) Home Journal, 28 April 1849.

(E) Oquawka Spectator, 16 May 1849.

(F) Poets and Poetry of America, 10th ed. (1850, issued late 1849), p. 422.

(G) Works (1850), 2:48-51.

(H) MS sent to Susan Archer Talley, 26 September 1849 (lost).

(Z) Richmond Examiner proofsheets from Whitty, Complete Poems (1911), pp. 74-77.

BELLSB, BELLSC, BELLSEG “The Bells”

(A) MS written May 1848 by Marie Louise Shaw and Poe (“presumably lost but presumably like [B]” [TOM]).

(B) Holograph fair copy made by Poe, printed by J. H. Ingram in Chandos Classics Poetical Works of ...Poe (London and New York, 1888), p. 31, now in Koester Collection, University of Texas.

(C) MS, sold later in 1848, presumed lost; text printed Sartain’s Union Magazine, December 1849 (5:386-87).

(D) MS of a long version of 6 February 1849, sold to Sartain, (“possibly lost, but in my opinion actually the next item before final changes” [TOW).

(E) MS, final version, sold to Sartain summer, 1889; facsimilied by J. H. Ingram, London Bibliophile, May 1903 (3:129, 131, 133); now in the Pierpont Morgan Library.

(F) Richmond Examiner proofsheets, summer 1849, reprinted by J. H. Whitty, Complete Poems (1911), pp. 63-66.

(G) Sartain’s Union Magazine, November 1849 (5:304).

(H) New York Home Journal, 27 October 1849.

(J) Works (1850), 2:23-26.

BOWERS “To “ (D) [“The bowers whereat, in dreams, I see”]

(A) Al Aaraff, [[Aaraaf]] Tamerlane, and Minor Poems (1829), p. 62.

(B) Herring copy of Al Aaraaf ... with revisions, 1845.

(C) Broadway Journal, 20 September 1845 (2:164).

(D) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 87.

(E) Works (1850), 2:104.

BRIDA, BRIDF “Bridal Ballad” (A and F) [“The ring is on my hand”]

(A) Southern Literary Messenger, January 1837 (3:5).

(B) Saturday Evening Post, 31 July 1841.

(C) Saturday Museum, 4 March 1843.

(D) Broadway Journal, 2 August 1845 (2:58).

(E) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 7.

(F) J. Lorimer Graham copy of The Raven ...with changes (1849).

(G) Works (1850), 2:52-53.

CAMP [“Fragment of a campaign song”] (A)

(A) New York Times Saturday Review, 4 March 1899, p. 144 (in Gabriel Harrison’s “Song which Poe wrote in 1844”).

(B) Woodberry, Life (1909), 2:422.

(C) The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell (1917), p. 141.

CITYA, CITYH “The Doomed City” (A); “The City in the Sea” (H)

(A) Poems (1831), pp. 49-51.

(B) Southern Literary Messenger, August 1836 (2:552).

(C) American Review, April 1845 (1:393).

(D) Broadway Journal, 30 August 1845 (2:123).

(E) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), pp. 21-22.

(F) J. Lorimer Graham copy of The Raven. ...

(G) R. W. Griswold, The Poets and Poetry of America, 10th ed. (1850), p. 418.

(H) Works (1850), 2:35-36.

COLIS “The Coliseum” (M)

(A) Baltimore Saturday Visitor [[Visiter]], 26 October 1833.

(B) MS of Politian, scene 11 (1835).

(C) Southern Literary Messenger, August 1835 (1:706).

(D) MS in the album of Mary Estelle Herring (1841?).

(E) Saturday Evening Post, 12 June 1841.

(F) The Poets and Poetry of America, ed. R. W. Griswold (1842), pp. 38788.

(G) Philadelphia Saturday Museum, 4 March 1843.

(H) Broadway Journal, 12 July 1845 (2:14).

(I) The Raven and Other Poems (18451_ nn 12-13.

(K) The Poetry of the Sentiments (Philadelphia, 1845), pp. 53-54.

(L) J. Lorimer Graham copy of The Raven ... with one corection (1845).

(M) Works (1850), 2:15-16.

COUP [couplet from “The Fall of the House of Usher”]

(A) Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine, September 1839 (5:151).

(B) Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840), 1:99.

(C) Tales (1845), p. 80.

(D) Prose Writers of America (1847), p. 530.

(E) Works (1850), 1:307.

DEEP [“Deep in earth my love is lying”] (A)

(A) MS in New York Public Library.

(B) Bulletin of the New York Public Library, December 1914 (18:1462).

(C) J. H. Whitty, ed., The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, 2d ed. (1917), p. 152.

DREA “Dreams” (C)

(A) Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), pp. 26-27.

(B) Baltimore North American, 20 October 1827.

(C) MS (1828), now in Pierpont Library.

DUNCE “An Enigma” (B) [— Seldom we find,’ says Solomon Don Dunce”]

(A) Union Magazine of Literature and Art, March 1848 (2:130).

(B) Works (1850), 2:26.

ELDOR “Eldorado” (B)

(A) Boston Flag of Our Union, 21 April 1849.

(B) Works (1850), 2:45.

ELIZA “Elizabeth” (A)

(A) MS signed “Edgar” ca. 1829, quoted in Catalogue, Harold Peirce Sale, Philadelphia (1903).

(B) Complete Poems, ed. J. H. Whitty (1911), p. 140.

ENIGMA “Enigma (on Shakespeare)”

Only previous publication (before TOM edition): Baltimore Sunday Visitor [[Visiter]], 2 February 1833.

EPIG “Epigram from Pulci” [[rejected]]

Only previous publication (before TOM edition): Philadelphia Saturday Courier, 1 December 1832.

EULA “Eulalie” (F)

(A) MS (1844), once belonging to Henry B. Hirst.

(B) American Review, July 1845 (2:79).

(C) Broadway Journal, 9 August 1845 (2:65).

(D) MS (1845), facsimilied in the Yale List (1959), no. 50.

(E) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 24.

(F) MS (1846) facsimilied in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, December 1914 (18:462).

(G) J. Lorimer Graham copy of The Raven ... with one change (1849).

(H) Works (1850), 2:44.

(Y) “Doubted” MS in letter in Lilly Collection, Indiana University.

(Z) MS, Koester Collection, University of Texas (“probably identical with A” [TOM]).

FAIRY1 “Fairyland” (H)

(A) The Yankee and Boston Literary Gazette, September 1829 (lines 1-4, 19-28).

(B) American Monthly Magazine, November 1829 (lines 35-38).

(C) Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems (1829), pp. 69-71.

(D) Review (“unidentified Baltimore paper, 1829 or 1830, reprinted in Virginia Cavalcade, Summer 1955, p. 7” [TOM]), lines 1-28.

(E) Poems (1831), pp. 57-58, included in “Fairy Land” (2).

(F) Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine, August 1839 (5 :70).

(G) Herring copy of Al Aaraff [[Aaraaf]] ... with revisions of 1845.

(H) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), pp. 85-86.

(J) Broadway Journal, 4 October 1845 (2:193-94).

(K) Works (1850), 2:107-8.

FAIRY2 “Fairy Land”

Revision of “Fairyland,” above.

FANNY “Fanny”

“Published in Baltimore Saturday Visitor [[Visiter]], 18 May 1833; reprinted by John C. French, in Modern Language Notes, May 1918 (33:266)” (TOM).

FSO “Stanzas (To F.S.O.)” (A)

(A) Graham’s Magazine, December 1845 (27:251).

(B) Complete Poems, edited by Whitty (2d ed., 1917), p. 148.

HAPP [“The happiest day — the happiest hour”] (A)

(A) Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), pp. 33-34.

(B) Baltimore North American, 15 September 1822.

HARK “Spiritual Song” [“Hark, echo! — Hark, echo!”]

(A) MS (1836) (“Once in the Koester Collection” TOM).

(B) Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty (1911), pp. 13839.

HAUNT “The Haunted Palace” (N, R)

(A) Baltimore American Museum of Science, Literature and the Arts, April 1839 (2:320).

(B) Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine, September 1839 (5: 148-49), in “The Fall of the House of Usher.”

(C) Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840), 1:88-90, in “Usher.”

(D) PHANTASY-PIECES (“MS for changes of (C) prepared for 1842 publication, but not published until facsimile edition in 1928” [TOM].

(E) Poets and Poetry of America (1842), p. 388.

(F) Philadelphia Saturday Museum, 4 March 1843.

(G) Graham’s Magazine, February 1845 (27 :52-53) (“in Lowell’s sketch of Poe” [TOM]).

(H) Tales (1845), pp. 73-74, in “Usher.”

(J) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), pp. 29-30.

(K) Prose Writers of America (1847), p. 527, in “Usher.”

(L) Griswold, Gift Leaves of American Poetry (1849), pp. 277-78.

(M) J. Lorimer Graham copy of The Raven ...with changes (1849).

(N) MS sent to Grisworld ca. 1848 (“lines 1-44 at Havard” [TOM]).

(P) Richmond Examiner proofsheets, summer 1849 (Whitty, Complete Poems, 1911, pp. 38-39).

(Q) Works (1850), 1:300, in “Usher.”

(R) Works (1850), 2:29.

HELF “To Helen” (F)

(A) Poems (1831), p. 39.

(B) Southern Literary Messenger, March 1836 (2:238).

(C) Graham’s Magazine, September 1841 (19:123).

(D) Philadelphia Saturday Museum, 4 March 1843.

(E) Graham’s Magazine, February 1845 (27:51), in Lowell, “Edgar Allan Poe.”

(F) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 91.

(G) The Lover’s Gift (Hartford, 1848), p. 108.

(H) Copy of The Raven given to Mrs. Whitman by Poe, with one MS change.

(J) Works (1850), 1:ix, in Lowell’s “Edgar A. Poe.”

HEX [Hexameter sample, in “Marginalia,” “Lines Upon English Verse”]

(A) Boston Pioneer, March 1843 (1:111), “Notes Upon English Verse.”

(B) Godey’s Magazine and Lady’s Book, August 1845 (31:51) in “Marginal Notes.”

(C) Works (1850), 3:582, in “Marginalia,” no. 206.

HYMN “Hymn” (J)

(A) MS of “Morella,” ca. 1833, in the Huntingdon Library.

(B) Southern Literary Messenger, April 1835 (1:449), in “Morella.”

(C) Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine, November 1839 (5:265), in “Mor-ella.”

(D) Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840), 1:13, in “Morella.”

(E) PHANTASY-PIECES (with MS revisions, 1842).

(F) Broadway Journal, 16 August 1845 (2:88).

(G) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 15.

(H) J. Lorimer Graham copy of The Raven ...with Poe’s revisions (1845).

(J) Works (1850), 2:13.

IMIT “Imitation”

Only previous publication (before TOM edition): Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), pp. 29-30.

INTRO “Introduction”

Only previous publication in this form (before TOM edition): Poems (1831), pp. 33-34.

[[IRENE1, IRENE2 “Irene” and “The Sleeper” ]]

[[See MIDA and MIDJ]]

ISRA, ISRG “Israfel” (A, G)

(A) Poems (1831), pp. 43-45.

(B) Southern Literary Messenger, August 1836 (1:539). “fr-tot

(C) Graham’s Magazine, October 1841 (19:183). Sle 7

(D) Philadelphia Saturday Museum, 4 March 1843.

(E) Broadway Journal, 26 July 1845 (2:41). t 4 E’f( e

(F) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), pp. 16-17.

(G) J. Lorimer Graham copy of The Raven. rD

(H) Poets and Poetry of America, 10th ed. (1850), p. 421. 044 tr

(J) Works (1850), 2:46-47.

KATE “Impromptu: to Kate Carol”

(A) Broadway Journal, 26 April 1845 (1:271).

(B) Complete Poems, ed. J. H. Whitty (1911), p. 147. 4

KING “The Divine Right of Kings” (A)

(A) Graham’s Magazine, October 1845 (27:189).

(B) Complete Poems, ed. J. H. Whitty (2d ed., 1917), p. 150.

LAKEA, LAKEF “The Lake” (A) “The Lake — To —” (F)

(A) Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), p. 34.

(B) Wilmer MS (1828), in Pierpont Morgan Library.

(C) Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems (1829), pp. 64-65.

(D) Poems (1831), pp. 115-16 (“in ‘Tamerlane’ as lines 79-99” [TOW).

(E) The Missionary Memorial for 1846, pp. 324-25.

(F) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 89.

(G) Works (1850), 2:109.

LATIN [“Latin Hymn”] (D)

(A) MS in letter (4 May 1833) sent to “N. England Magazine, Boston,” in “Epimanes”; owned by H. Bradley Martin.

(B) Southern Literary Messenger, March 1836 (2 :237), in “Epimanes.”

(C) Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840), 2: 12, in “Epimanes.”

(D) Broadway Journal, 6 December 1845 (2:334), in “Four Beasts in One.”

(E) Works (1850), 2:469, in “Four Beasts in One.”

[[LEA “To Isaac Lea” (rejected)]]

[[MS in letter (May 27, 1829) sent to Isaac Lea]]

LEER, LEEE “Annabel Lee” (A, E)

(A) MS sent to Griswold, June 1849; now at Harvard.

(B) MS given to John W. Moore, June 1849 (facsimile in New York Times, 17 January 1909); owned by Colonel Richard Gimbel.

(C) MS given to Henry B. Hirst, July 1849; now in Huntingdon Library.

(D) MS sold to John Sartain, July 1849; now in Pierpont Morgan Library.

(E) MS given to John R. Thompson, 26 September 1849 (facsimile in Woodberry, 2:352); now at Columbia University.

(F) Richmond Examiner proof sheet, late summer 1849 (printed by Whitty, pp. 80-81), from (E).

(G) New-York Tribune, morning edition, 9 October 1849 (A).

(H) Southern Literary Messenger, November 1849 (15 :697), (E).

(J) Poets and Poetry of America, 10th ed. (“dated 1850, issued late in 1849” [TOM]), p. 418 (A).

(K) Sartain’s Union Magazine, January 1850 (6:99-100) (D).

(L) Works (1850), 2:27-28. (A).

LENA, LENK “Lenore” (A, K)

(Pindaric Version)

(A) The Pioneer, February 1843 (1:60).

(B) Philadelphia Saturday Museum, 4 March 1843.

(Long-Line Version)

(C) New York Sunday Times (?), (“prior to October 1844” [TOM]); reprinted in New York Evening Mirror, 28 November 1844 and Oquawka Spectator, 13 September 1848.

(D) Graham’s Magazine, February 1845 (26:53), in Lowell’s sketch of Poe.

(E) Broadway Journal, 16 August 1845 (2:81).

(F) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), pp. 14-15.

(G) The Poets and Poetry of America, 10th ed. (issued 1849), p. 421.

(H) Letter to Griswold, late June 1849 (containing lines 20-26).

(J) J. Lorimer Graham copy of The Raven ..., with revisions.

(K) Richmond Daily Whig, 18 September 1849.

(L) Works (1850), 2:12-13.

LINES [“Lines After Elizabeth Barrett”] (B)

(A) Broadway Journal, 11 January 1845 (1-18), in “Review — The Drama of Exile.”

(B) MS, early 1849, of “About Critics and Criticism,” (“once owned by Henry B. Hirst” [TOM]).

LOCKE [“Lines on Joe Locke”] (A)

(A) Philadelphia Saturday Museum, 4 March 1843.

(B) Philadelphia Saturday Courier, 20 October 1849, in Hirst’s obituary of Poe.

(C) Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, November 1867 (35:754) (“lines 5-8, in remembrance by Gibson”).

(D) W. F. Gill, Life (1877), p. 53.

LOU “To Miss Louise Olivia Hunter”

From MS dated 14 February 1947, in Koester Collection, University of Texas.

MARA, MARB “To Marie Louise” (A); “To —” (B)

(A) MS given to Mrs Shew (“lost — tracing #32 in Ingrahm Collection, University of Virginia” [TOM]).

(B) Columbian Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine, March 1848 (9: 138).

(C) Works (1850), 2:19.

MAY [“May Queen Ode”]

(A) J. H. Whitty, Complete Poems, 2d ed. (1917), p. 164.

(B) Mary Elizabeth Phillips, Edgar Allan Poe: the Man (1926), 1:516.

MIDA, MIDI “Irene” and “The Sleeper”

(A) Poems (1831), pp. 61-64 (“Irene”).

(B) Southern Literary Messenger, May 1836 (2:387-88) (“Irene”).

(C) MS, written in album of Dr. John Collins, Richmond, early in 1837 (“Irene”).

(D) Philadelphia Saturday Chronicle, 22 May 1841 (“The Sleeper”).

(E) The Poets and Poetry of America (1842), p. 388 (“The Sleeper”).

(F) Philadelphia Saturday Museum, 4 March 1843 (“The Sleeper”).

(G) Broadway Journal, 3 May 1845 (1:278) (“The Sleeper”).

(H) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), pp. 9-11 (“The Sleeper”).

(J) J. Lorimer Graham copy of The Raven ... with corrections (1849) (“The Sleeper”).

(K) Works (1850), 2:37-39 (“The Sleeper”).

MLS “To M. L. S—” (C)

(A) MS dated 14 February 1847, Huntingdon [[Huntington]] Library.

(B) Home Journal, 13 March 1847.

(C) Works (1859 [[1850]] (2:111).

MODC, MODD [“Model Verses”]

(A) MS of “The Rationale of Verse” (late 1846).

(B) Southern Literary Messenger, October and November 1848 (14:577-85, 673-82).

(C) Works (1850), 2 :215 ff.

(D) MS “Mem: for Philadelphia” (1849), Boston Public Library (hexameters only).

MOTHB, MOTHC “To My Mother” (B);”Sonnet to My Mother” (C)

(A) Boston Flag of Our Union, 7 July 1849.

(B) Works (1850), 2:28.

(C) Leaflets of Memory for 1850, p. 48.

MOTTO [motto for The Stylus] (A)

(A) Philadelphia Saturday Museum (25 February, 4 March [“and later dates” (TOM)], 1843.

(B) Laurel Leaves, ed. William F. Gill (1876), p. 372.

(C) Gill, Life (1877), p. 115.

MYST [“Mysterious Star!” (new introduction to “Al Aaraaf”)]

The only text is in Poems (1831).

NISA, NISB, NISE “The Valley Nis: (A, B); “The Valley of Unrest” (E)

(A) Poems (1831), pp. 73-75 (“The Valley Nis”).

(B) Southern Literary Messenger, February 1836 (2: 154) (“The Valley Nis”).

(C) American Review, April 1845 (1:392) (“The Valley of Unrest”).

(D) Broadway Journal, 6 September 1845 (2: 135).

(E) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 6.

(F) Works (1850), 2:34.

OCT [“To Octavia”]

MS “in album of Octavia Walton, May 1, 1827; now in Columbia University” (TOM).

PAEAN “A Paean” (B)

(A) Poems (1831), pp. 67-70.

(B) Southern Literary Messenger, January 1836 (2:71).

PARA “To One in Paradise” (N)

(A) MS (“[now lost], c. 1833, published in Supplement to London Spectator, vol. 26, January 1, 1855 p. 5” [TOM]).

(B) The Lady’s Book, January 1834 (8:42), in “The Visionary.”

(C) Southern Literary Messenger, July 1835 (1:639-40), in “The Visionary.”

(D) Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine, July 1839 (5:49).

(E) Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840), 2:206-7, in “The Visionary.”

(F) George P. Morris’s American Melodies (1840), pp. 186-87.

(G) Philadelphia Saturday Evening Post, 9 January 1841.

(H) Philadelphia Saturday Museum, 4 March 1843.

(J) MS (“album of Mary E. Herring, c. 1841, lines 1-6, 21-26” [TOM]).

(K) Broadway Journal, 10 May 1845 (1:295).

(L) Broadway Journal, 7 June 1845 (1:359), in “The Assignation.”

(M) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 23.

(N) J. Lorimer Graham copy of The Raven ... revised (1849).

(P) Poets and Poetry of America, 10th ed. (1850), pp. 422-23.

(Q) Works (1850), 1 :378-79, in “The Assignation.”

(R) Works (1850), 2:33.

PARO [parody on Joseph Rodman Drake’s Culprit Fay]

(A) Southern Literary Messenger, April 1836 (2:331).

(B) Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Harrison (1902), 8:294.

PHYS [“The Beloved Physician”] (C)

(A) MS, ca. April 1847, now lost.

(B) MS letter of Mrs. Houghton, 23 January 1875 (Ingram List, no. 197).

(C) New York Bookman, January 1909 (28 :252-54).

(D) Selected Poems ..., ed. T. O. Mabbott (1928), p. 105.

POET “Poetry”

“MS in Library of Congress, first published by Hervy Allen in Israfel (1926).

POLL Politian (A, D, E)

(A) “MS, 1835, now in Pierpont Morgan Library, primarily” (TOM).

(B) Southern Literary Messenger, December 1835 and January 1836 (2:13-16, 106-7).

(C) Broadway Journal, 29 March 1845 (1:197), in Poe’s “Imitation — Plagiarism.”

(D) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), pp. 31-51.

(E) J. Lorimer Graham copy of The Raven ... revised.

(F) Works (1850), 2:54.

(G) Works (1850), 3:328, in Poe’s “Mr. Longfellow and other Plagiarists.”

RAVEN “The Raven” (T)

(A) American Review, February 1845 (1:143-45).

(B) New York Evening Mirror, 29 January 1845 (“also New-York Mirror, February 8” [TOM]).

(C) Southern Literary Messenger, March 1845 (11:186-88).

(D) Letter to J. Augustus Shea, 3 February 1845 (now in Pierpont Morgan Library).

(E) New-York Tribune, 4 February 1845.

(F) Broadway Journal, 8 February 1845 (1:90).

(G) Broadway Journal, 24 May 1845 (1:330) (“lines 3-4, in a review” [TOM]).

(H) London Critic, 14 June 1845.

(J) The Raven and Other Poems (New York, 1845, copyright September 12), pp. 1-5.

(K) MS (“written as autograph, late 1845 [lines 103-108]” [TOW).

(L) New York Literary Emporium, December 1845 (2:376-78).

(M) Graham’s Magazine, April 1846 (quoted in “Philosophy of Composition”).

(N) Philadelphia Saturday Courier, 25 July 1846.

(P) Poets and Poetry of America (8th ed., published 29 May 1846), pp. 432-33.

(Q) Southern Literary Messenger, January 1848 (14:34-35, in Philip Pendleton Cooke’s “Edgar A. Poe.”).

(R) MS “Inscribed to Dr. S. A. Whittacker, Phoenixville (Pennsylvania),” September 1848.

(S) J. Lorimer Graham copy of The Raven ... (1845) with revisions, 1846 49.

(T) Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner, 25 September 1849.

(U) Philadelphia Saturday Courier, 3 November 1849. (W) Works (1850), 2:7-11.

ROMG “Romance” (G)

(A) Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems (1829), p. 57.

(B) MS (lines 11-15), 29 December 1829, in letter to John Neal; now in Koester Collection.

(C) Poems (1831), pp. 33-36 (in “Introduction.” See INTRO, above).

(D) Philadelphia Saturday Museum, 4 March 1843.

(E) Herring copy of Al Aaraff [[Aaraaf]] ... with revisions, 1845.

(F) Broadway Journal, 30 August 1845 (2: 110).

(G) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 84.

(H) Works (1850), 2:106.

(J) Portland Daily Advertiser, 26 April 1850 (lines 11-15).

ROUTE “Dream-Land” (F) [“By a route obscure and lonely”]

(A) Graham’s Magazine, June 1844 (25:256).

(B) Broadway Journal, 28 June 1845 (1:407).

(C) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), pp. 18-20.

(D) Poets and Poetry of America, 10th ed. (1850), p. 420.

(E) J. Lorimer Graham copy of The Raven ... with changes, summer of 1849.

(F) Richmond Examiner, 23 October 1849.

(G) Works (1850), 2:41-43.

SAW “Song” (F) [“I saw thee on thy bridal day —”]

(A) Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), p. 25.

(B) Wilmer MS, 1828 (“on the recto of ‘To the River — ‘ “ [TOM]).

(C) Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Miner [[Minor]] Poems (1829), p. 61.

(D) “John Neal’s presentation copy of Al Aaraff ..., MS changed in line 4” (TOM).

(E) Herring copy of Al Aaraff [[Aaraaf]] ... (“changed in line 7” [TOM), (1845).

(F) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 90.

(G) Broadway Journal, 20 September 1845 (2:166).

(H) Works (1850), 2:110.

SCI “Sonnet — to Science” (J)

(A) Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems (1829), p. 11.

(B) Philadelphia Saturday Evening Post, 11 September 1830.

(C) The Casket, October 1830 (5:480).

(D) Poems (1831), p. 81.

(E) Southern Literary Messenger, May 1836 (2:336).

(F) Graham’s Magazine, June 1841 (18:253), in “The Island of the Fay.”

(G) Philadelphia Saturday Museum, 4 March 1843.

(H) Broadway Journal, 2 August 1845 (2:54).

(J) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 55.

(K) Works (1850), 2:77.

SERE “Serenade”

“Published in Baltimore Saturday Visitor, April 20,1833, forgotton until 1917; reprinted by John C. French, Dial, January 31,1918 (64:1210); Modern Language Notes, (33:257-258); Killis Campbell 2nd ed. Poems ([[1927]]), p. 137” (TOM).

SHOULD (C) “To ——” [“Should my early life seem”]

(A) “Once owned by Lambert A. Wilmer, described by Stedman and Woodberry, Works, X, 228-229” (TOM).

(B) Yankee and Boston Literary Gazette, December 1829, p. 298 (lines 1326).

(C) Al Aaraff, [[Aaraaf]] Tamerlane, and Minor Poems (1829), pp. 59-60.

(D) Poems (1831), pp. 123-24 (lines 12-25 in “Tamerlane,” as section 24).

SILE “Sonnet — Silence” (F)

(A) “MS, in a letter to Joseph B. Boyd, December 25, 1839” (TOM).

(B) Philadelphia Saturday Courier, 4 January 1840.

(C) Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine, April 1840 (6:166).

(D) Philadelphia Saturday Museum, 4 March 1843.

(E) Broadway Journal, 26 July 1845 (2:45).

(F) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 26.

(G) Works (1850), 2:39.

SLEEP “To ——” [“Sleep on, sleep on, another hour —”]

“Published in Baltimore Saturday Visitor [[Vister]], May 11, 1833, signed ‘Tamerlane.’ Reprinted in Modern Language Notes by John C. French, May 1918 (33:265-266)” (TOM).

[[SONG “Song” (F) ]]

[[See SAW]]

SONGA [“Song of Triumph”] (A)

Same sources as LATIN.

SPIRA, SPIRD “Visit of the Dead” (A); “Spirits of the Dead” (D)

(A) Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), pp. 27-28.

(B) Wilmer MS, 1828 (“now owned by H. Bradley Martin” [TOW).

(C) Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems (1829), pp. 65-66.

(D) Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine, July 1839 (5:51).

STAN “Stanzas” [“In youth have I known one with whom the Earth”]

“Only original form, Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), pp. 30-32” (TOM).

STAR “Evening Star”

“Only publication, Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827) pp. 28-29” (TOM).

[[STYL “Motto to The Stylus” ]]

[[(A) Philadelphia Saturday Museum [February 25], March 4 (and later dates), 1843]]

[[(B) Laurel Leaves, edited by William F. Gill (1876), p. 372]]

[[(C) Gill’s Life (1877), p. 115]]

TAKE “A Dream Within a Dream” (D) [“Take this kiss upon thy brow”]

(A) “MS sent to Mrs Richmond, 1849 (facsimile, London Bookman, January 1909 [35 :190])” (TOM).

(B) Boston Flag of Our Union, 31 March 1849.

(C) Richmond Examiner , proof sheets, summer 1849 (in Whitty, Complete Poems, p. 123).

(D) Works (1850), 2:40.

TAMA, TAMB, TAMF, TAMH “Tamerlane” (A, B, F, H)

(A) Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), pp. 5-21.

(B) Wilmer MS (1828), in Pierpont Morgan Library.

(C) Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems (1829), pp. 43-54.

(D) John Neal’s presentation copy of Al Aaraaf ..., MS change, line 187.

(E) The Yankee and Boston Literary Gazette, December 1829 (1:297-98), extracts.

(F) Poems (1831), pp. 111-24.

(G) Herring’s copy of Al Aaraaf ..., MS changes, 1845.

(H) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), pp. 74-82.

(J) Works (1850), 2:96-104.

TEMP “Oh, Tempora! Oh, Mores!” (D)

(A) “Original MS (1825?), lost” (TOM).

(B) “Transcript, possibly existing, but now inaccessible” (TOM).

(C) Southern Opinion (Richmond), 7 March 1868.

(D) No Name Magazine (Baltimore), October 1889.

THOUA, THOUF, THOUJ “To Elizabeth” (A) [“To F——s S. O——d” (F); “To ———” (J)]

(A) MS in album, Elizabeth Rebecca Herring (ca. 1833), printed by J. S. Whitty, Complete Poems (1917), p. 324.

(B) Southern Literary Messenger, September 1835 (1:748).

(C) Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine, August 1839 (5:75).

(D) “MS written and signed by Virginia Poe, album of Mary Estelle Herring (c. 1841); Koester Collection, University of Texas; fac-similied, Kenneth Rede in the American Collector, December 1926 (3 :102)” (TOM).

(E) Broadway Journal, 13 September 1845 (2:148).

(F) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 25.

(G) The Lover’s Gift (1848), p. 99.

(H) Works (1850), 2:32.

(J) “MS, uncertain date, Chapin Library, Williams College” (TOM).

TOF “To F——” (E)

(A) Southern Literary Messenger, July 1835 (1:636).

(B) Graham’s Magazine, March 1842 (20:137).

(C) Philadelpia Saturday Museum, 4 March 1843.

(D) Broadway Journal, 26 April 1845 (1:260).

(E) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 25.

(F) Works (1850), 2:53.

TOHEL “To Helen” (E)

(A) “MS sent to Mrs Whitman, June 1 1848 (lost)” (TOM).

(B) Union Magazine, November 1848 (3:200).

(C) New-York Tribune, 10 October 1849, supplement.

(D) Poets and Poetry of America, 10th ed. (1850), p. 420.

(E) Works (1850), 2:17.

TOMB, TOMD “To M——” (B), “To ——” (D)

(A) MS (1828) (“once owned by Lambert A. Wilmer” [TOM]).

(B) Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems (1829), pp. 68-69.

(C) Herring copy of Al Aaraaf ..., with changes (1845).

(D) MS (1845-49) owned by Griswold (facsimile, Woodberry, Life, 2:328[[)]].

(E) Works (1850), 2:51.

TOPO “To the River “ (G)

(A) “Wilmer MS, 1828, on the verso of ‘To ‘ (‘I saw thee on the bridal day’)” (TOM).

(B) Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems (1829), p. 63.

(C) Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine, August 1839 (5:99).

(D) Philadelphia Saturday Museum, 4 March 1843.

(E) Herring copy of Al Aaraaf ... (1845), with corrections.

(F) Broadway Journal, 6 September 1845 (2:131).

(G) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 88.

(H) Works (1850), 2:95.

ULA “Ulalume — A Ballad” (K)

(A) American Review, December 1847 (6:599).

(B) Home Journal, 1 January 1848.

(C) Providence Journal, 22 November 1848.

(D) Literary World, 3 March 1829 [[1849]] (4:202).

(E) “Manuscript about Henry B. Hirst, 1849 (lines 30-38)” (TOM).

(F) Poets and Poetry of America, 10th ed., p. 419.

(G) Works (1850), 2:20.

(H) Works (1850), 2:211 (lines 30-38).

(J) Richmond Examiner proofsheets, 1849 (reprinted, Whitty [1911], p. 82).

(K) “MS written for Susan Ingram, September 10,1849, in Pierpont Morgan Library” (TOM).

VALA, VALG “A Valentine” (A, G)

(A) MS, “Valentine’s Eve, 1846” (in Enoch Pratt Library, Baltimore; facsimile in Quinn and Hart, 1941, p. 2).

(B) MS, “Saturday, February 14, [18]46,” from Griswold Papers (Houghton Library, Harvard).

(C) New York Evening Mirror, 21 February 1846.

(D) MS, “Valentine’s Eve, 1848,” Griswold Papers (Houghton Library; facsimile, Woodberry, 2:182).

(E) Sartain’s Union Magazine, March 1849 (4: 173).

(F) Flag of Our Union, 3 March 1849.

(G) Works (1850), 2:14.

VANE “To —” [Violet Vane]

Only publication, Broadway Journal, 24 May 1845 (1:325).

WALL “Epigram for Wall Street” [[rejected]]

Only publication, New York Evening Mirror, 23 January 1845.

WHAT [motto for “The Gold Bug” “What ho! What ho!”]

(A) Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper, 21 June 1843.

(B) Tales (1845), p. 1 (in “The Gold Bug”).

(C) Works (1850), 1:52.

WORM “The Conqueror Worm” (J)

(A) Graham’s Magazine, January 1843 (22:32).

(B) Philadelphia Saturday Museum, 4 March 1843.

(C) New York New World, 15 February 1845 (10:100).

(D) Broadway Journal, 24 May 1845 (1:331).

(E) Broadway Journal, 27 September 1845 (2:173), in “Lygeia [[Ligeia]].”

(F) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), pp. 27-28.

(G) “MS sent to Griswold, mentioned by Whitty” (TOM).

(H) The Poets and Poetry of America, 8th ed. (1847), pp. 433-34.

(J) J. Lorimer Graham copy of The Raven ..., changes in lines 31,37 (ca. 1849).

(K) Works (1850), 1:459, in “Lygeia [[Ligeia]].”

(L) Works (1850), 2:31.

ZANTE “To Zante” (H)

(A) Southern Literary Messenger, January 1837 (3:32).

(B) MS, letter to Richard Henry Stoddard, 6 November 1840 (fac-similied in Scribner’s Magazine, February 1891 [9:224]).

(C) Philadelphia Saturday Museum, 4 March 1843.

(D) Broadway Journal, 19 July 1845 (2:21).

(E) The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 20.

(F) MS, in “A Reviewer Reviewed” (1849).

(G) Poets and Poetry of America, 10th ed. (1850), p. 419.

(H) Works (1850), 2:43.


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Notes:

Note: For this online presentation, the underlined text has been rendered as italic, in keeping with the original intention.


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[S:0 - CPEAP, 1989] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Works-Concordance of the Poetry of EAP (E. Wiley) (Letter A-ALL)