Text: Burton R. Pollin, “Hans Pfaall (Variants),” The Collected Writings of Edgar Allan PoeVol. I: Imaginary Voyages (1981/1994), pp. 436-449 (This material is protected by copyright)


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[The superscript lower case letters in the text refer to the following variants for the five versions of the text, as designated by letters “A” through “E,” the last being the copy-text. The designating capital letters are placed after the variants. End punctuation is always included with the word in question. All editorial comments are in italics. Two letters joined by suspension points designate a full phrase or passage in the text, with the first superscript letter closely preceding the phrase. For variants that change or expand a single or double word, a slash is used, with the E text given on the lefthand side and the earlier or fuller variant phrase or passage on the right. Variants in commas or semicolons are given only when they occur in passages being recorded for substantive differences. A few variants indicating substantial deletions in the E text from the earlier texts are repeated from this section at the foot of pages of the narrative, except for variant 9g.]

Paragraph of text

1a  a singularly (A, B); changed in C

1bb...bb  all Physics in a ferment, all Dynamics and Astronomy (A, B, C, D; but no capitals in D)

2c  the goodly and (A, B); changed in C

[[2c′  stirring — (A); stirring, (B, C)]]

2dd...dd  duration. These occasionally fell (A, B, C, D)

2ee...ee  which chequered in a fitful manner the blue (A, B, C, D)

2f  loud, (A, B, C, D)

2gg...gg  Not present (A, B, C, D)

3g′  sharply-defined (A, B, C, D)

3h  solid body or (A, B, C, D)

3ii...ii  so outré in appearance, (A, B); changed in C

3j  open-mouthed and thunderstruck (A, B); changed in C

3kk...kk the vrows and devils in Rotterdam (A, B, C, D); but Rotterdam, in B, C, D

[[3k′  Underduk (A); Underduk, (B, C, D)]]

3l  clue (A, B, C, D)

3m  the left (A, B, C, D)

3nn...nn  and, cocking up his right eye towards (A, B, C, D)

[[4n′  city (A)]]

4oo...oo  entirely manufactured (A, B, C, D)

4p  rather, so to speak, (A, B, C, D)

4q  Not present (A, B, C, D)

4r  was too bad — it was not to be borne: it was an insult — (A, B); changed in C

4ss...ss  reprehensible. Being (E) misprint corrected from all other texts

4t  foolscap (A, B, C, D)

4uu...uu  was by no means lessened when, upon nearer inspection, there was perceived (A, B, C, D) but lessened, when, in B, C, D [page 437:]

[[4uu′  instruments resembling sheep-bells which (A);]]

4v  ribbands (A, B, C, D)

[[4v′  hat (A)]]

[[4v″  remarkable, (B, C, D)]]

4w  Phaall, (A, B, C, D) [[Actually: Phaal (A); Phaall (B, C, D) — JAS]]

4x  Phaall, (A, B, C, D)

4x′  dissapeared (A)

[[4x″  before (A)]]

4y unnacountable (A)

4zz...zz  attempts had failed of obtaining any intelligence concerning them whatsoever. (A, B, C, D)

[[4z′  sure (A)]]

4a  human, and (A, B, C, D)

4bb...bb  East of Rotterdam; (A, B, C, D); but east in B, C, D

4c  Phaall (A, B, C, D)

5d  droll little (A, B, C, D)

[[5d′  altitude (A)

5e  enough (A, B, C, D)

5f  equilibrium, (A, B, C, D)

5g  grotesque. (A, B); changed in C

5h  all. / all, although a horny substance of suspicious nature was occasionally protruded through a rent in the bottom of the car, or, to speak more properly, in the top of the hat. (A, B, C, D)

5i  extremely grey, (A, B, C, D); but gray, in B, C, D

5j  queue (A); cue (B, C, D)

5k  kind or character (A, B, C, D) [[but character, in B, C, D — JAS]]

5l  a inserted in space between words in A

5m  blood red (A, B, C)

5n  supereminent (D)

6o  appeared altogether (A, B, C, D)

6p  canvas(A)

6qq...qq  side pocket of (A, B, C, D); but side- (end of line hyphen) in D

6r  surprize, (A)

6s  farther (A, B, C, D)

6t  bags of sand (A, B, C, D)

6uu...uu  one and twenty (A, B, C); one-and-twenty (D)

[[6u′  times (A), comma added in B]]

6v  man (A, B, C, D)

6ww...ww  that, during the period of each and every one of his one-and-twenty (A, B, C, D); but without hyphens in B

6x  ... x one and twenty (A, B, C); one-and-twenty (D)

6y  ... y fast (A, B, C, D)

6z  death. (A, B, C, D)

7a  ... a letter whose descent (A, B, C, D); but letter, in B

7bb...bb  Excellency the illustrious burgomaster Mynheer Superbus Von Underduk (A, B, C, D)

7c  movement, (A, B, C, D)

7d  packet in question, (A, B, C, D)

7e  directed (A, B, C, D)

7f  Rub-a-dub (A, B, C, D)

8g  ... g Not in italics, with a single paragraph indentation, reading: Rub-a-dub, President, and Vice President (A); same as A but with hanging indentation (B); same as B but President without a comma (C) [page 438:]

8h  Phaall, (A, B, C, D)

8h′  dissapeared (A)

8i  by all parties at once sudden and extremely unnaccountable. (A, B, C, D); but misspelling present only in A

8j  Phaall (A, B, C, D)

8k  fellow-citizens, (A); fellow citizens, (B, C, D) [[actually: fellow citizens, (A, B, C, D) — JAS]]

81  Sauerkraut, and (A, B, C, D)

8m  dissapearance. (A)

8n  bellows: for, / bellows. For, (A, B, C, D)

8o  with the troubles and (A, B, C, D)

8p  and on all hands (A, B, C, D)

8q  the terrible (A, B, C, D)

8r  had, so they said (A, B, C, D); but said, in B, C, D [[actually: had, so they said, (A, B, C, D); the comma is present in A if slightly indistinct and perhaps lost in Pollin's copy of it — JAS]]

8s  fanning inserted above the line in A; comma added in E

8t  the speediest and (A, B, C, D)

8u  night. / night, so that I began to rave, and foam, and fret like a caged tiger against the bars of his enclosure. (A, B, C, D)

8v  the utmost severity of the (A, B, C, D)

8w  I internally (A, B, C, D)

9x  my creditors (A, B, C, D)

9y  any object whatever, (A, B, C, D)

9z  awoke, as it were, (A, B, C, D)

9a  towards (A, B, C, D)

9bb...bb  Not present (A, B, C, D)

9c  In the manuscript: unintelligtiblle (A) [[The manuscript actually has “unintelligible,” with “ib” marked to be inserted, in the right place.]]

9d  were (A, B, C, D). Probable misprint, editorially corrected from A, B, C, D

9e  an / a powerful and (A, B, C, D)

9f  all (E) corrected according to all other texts

9g  intuition. / intuition: and whether to proceed a step farther, profundity itself might not, ir. matters of a purely speculative nature, be detected as a legitimate source of falsity and error. In other words I believed, and still do believe, that truth is frequently, of its own essence, superficial, and that, in many cases, the depth lies more in the abysses where we seek her, than in the actual situations wherein she may be found. Nature herself seemed to afford me corroboration of these ideas. In the contemplation of the heavenly bodies it struck me very forcibly that I could not distinguish a star with nearly as much precision when I gazed upon it with earnest, direct, and undeviating attention, as when I suffered my eye only to glance in its vicinity alone. I was not, of course, at that time aware that this apparent paradox was occasioned by the centre of the visual area being less susceptible of feeble impressions of light than the exterior portions of the retina. This knowledge, and some of another kind, came afterwards in the course of an eventful period of five years during which I have dropped the prejudices of my former humble situation in life, and forgotten the bellows-mender [page 439:] in far different occupations. But at the epoch of which I speak the analogy which the casual observation of a star offered to conclusions I had already drawn struck me with the force of positive confirmation, and I then finally made up my mind to the course which I afterwards pursued. (A); same as A but In other words, I believed,; nearly as much precision,; earnest, direct and; five years, during; which I speak,; and already drawn, (B, C); same as B, C but intuition; ; it struck me forcibly; and earnest, direct, and (D)

10h  morning, and continuing again to escape the vigilance of my creditors (A, B, C, D); but creditors, in B, C, D

10ii...ii  of my plan (A, B, C, D)

10j  endeavour (A)

11k  secresy (A)

11ll...ll  paying any attention to (A, B, C, D)

11m  purchase (A, B, C, D)

11n  into a (A, B, C, D)

11oo...oo  cords, bought a quadrant, a compass, a spy-glass, a common barometer with some important modifications, and two astronomical instruments not so generally known. (A, B, C, D) but cords; in D

11pp...pp size-six tinned-ware tubes, (A, B, C, D); but tinned ware in B, C, D

11q  properly-shaped, (A)

11r  quanty (E) misprint here corrected

11s  a (E) italicized according to all other texts

11tt...tt  purpose. The secret (A, B, C, D)

11uu...uu  Not present (A, B, C, D)

11v  honour (A)

12w  small hole; / hole two feet deep — (A, B, C, D)

12x  circle of (A, B, C, D)

12y  ... y three feet in depth. (A, B, C, D)

12z  cannister (A)

12a  cannisters — (A)

12b  cannisters (A)

12c  situation. (A, B, C, D)

13d  depot, (A, B, C, D)

13d′  labour, (A)

13e  ... e up, I calculated, easily (A, B, C, D); but easily, in D

13f  ... f itself-quite (A, B, C, D)

14g  Every thing (A, B, C)

14h  admit, (A, B, C, D)

14i what little / all the (A, B, C, D)

14j  little (A, B, C, D)

14kk...kk  body, a mere make-weight, (A, B, C, D)

141  good bye, / good-bye, (A)

14m  aids-de-camp, (A, B, C, D)

15n  No paragraphing in A [page 440:]

15o  my (A, B, C, D)

15p  moisture; the / moisture: my (A, B, C, D)

15q  labour (A)

15r  ... r immediate payment (A, B, C, D)

16ss...ss  it — not forgetting the condensing apparatus, a copious supply of water, and a large quantity of provisions, such as pemmican, (A, B, C, D)

17t  No paragraphing in A, B, C, D

17u  day-break, (A, B, C)

17vv...vv  slow-match, whose end, (A, B, C, D); but slow match, in B, C, D. Both spellings are allowed in the OED. See para. 12.

17w  a very (A, B, C, D)

17x  maneuvre (A)

17y  rapidly (A, B, C, D)

17zz...zz  Not present (A, B, C, D)

18aa...aa  horrible and tumultuous manner came so dense a hurricane of fire, and smoke, and sulphur, and legs and arms, and gravel, and burning wood, and blazing metal, that my very heart sunk within me, and I fell down in the bottom of the car trembling with unmitigated terror. (A, B, C, D); but manner, in B, C, D, and legs, in D [[actually: a comma comes after “manner” also in A — JAS]]

18b  the exact (A, B, C, D)

18c  horrible (A, B, C, D)

18d  me with great force (A, B, C, D)

18e  downwards, (A, B, C, D)

18f  outwards from the balloon, (A, B, C, D)

18gg...gg  me — my brain reeled — and I fainted away. (A, B, C); me — and at length I fainted away. (D)

19h  No paragraphing in A

19i  when, at length, (A, B, C)

19j  breaking, and (A, B, C, D)

19k  rife (A, B, C, D)

191  of incipient (A, B, C, D)

19mm...mm  tooth-pick-case, I endeavoured (A); tooth-pick case, I endeavored (B, C, D)

19n  dissapearance, (A)

19o  ancle (A)

19pp...pp  I never, for a moment, looked (A, B, C)

19q  forefinger (A)

19rr...rr  waistband of my inexpressibles. (A, B, C, D)

19s  upon (A, B, C, D)

19tt...tt  Holding the instrument thus obtained within my teeth, (A, B, C, D) but obtained, in B, C

19u  maneuvre — (A); manœuvre — (B, C, D)

20v  outwards (A, B, C, D)

20w  imminent and deadly (A, D); imminent and dangerous (B); imminent (C) [[but verify C]]

20x  towards (A, B, C, D) [page 441:]

20yy...yy  the wonderful adventures of Hans Phaal would (A, B, C, D); but Phaall in B and C

20z  I suppose, (A, B, C, D)

20a  exertion whatsoever, (A, B, C, D)

20b  a chilling (A, B, C, D)

20c  with madness and (A, B, C, D)

20dd...dd  and amid horrible curses and convulsive struggles, (A, B); and amid curses and convulsive struggles, (C); and with frantic cries and convulsive struggles, (D)

21e  No paragraphing in A, B; changed in C

21f  some time / sometime (A, B, C)

21g  afterwards (A, B, C, D)

21hh...hh and I had fortunately (A, B, C); and I had, fortunately, (D)

21ii...ii  my barometer showed (A, B, C, D)

21j  three quarter (A, B, C)

21kk...kk  size, and in every way bearing a great resemblance to one of those childish toys called a domino. (A, B, C, D)

211  spy-glass (A, B, C, D)

22m  my perilous (A, B, C, D)

22nn...nn  bookseller opened (A, B, C, D)

22oo...oo  could — to the moon. (A, B, C); passage — if I could — to the moon. (D)

22p  and incontestably (A, B, C, D)

23q  radii (A, B, C, D)

23r  interval; — but / interval. But (A, B, C, D)

23s  moon, as it were, (A, B, C, D)

23s′  should (A, B, C)

23t  radius (A, B, C, D)

23u  on the / on (A, B, C, D)

23v  thirty (A, B, C, D)

23w  322 (A, B, C, D)

23x  thirty (A, B, C, D)

24y  a matter (A, B, C, D)

24z  a 1000 (E); 1000 (A, B, C, D); corrected editorially

24a  one thirtieth (A)

24b  one third- (A, B, C)

24c  one half of (A, B, C); one-half of (D)

24d  one half (A, B, C)

24e  unnattainable (A)

24f  data, (A, B, C, D)

25g  ascenscion (A)

25h  stated (A, B, C, D)

25i  ascenscion (A)

25j  ratio (A, B, C, D)

25k  no (A, B, C, D)

251l...l1 argued, it (A, B, C); argued — it (D)

26m  disturbances or perturbations (A, B, C, D)

26n  by (A, B, C, D) [page 442:]

26 n′  etherial (A, B)

26o  the comet's / its (A, B, C, D)

26pp...pp  But again. The (A, B, C, D)

26q  nebulosity (A)

26r  towards (A, B, C, D)

26r′  etherial (A, B)

26ss...ss  only denser in proportion to its solar vicinity? (A, B, C, D)

26tt...tt  This is added to the text of A on a tab attached at the right hand side; on the verso Poe wrote: “This goes between the words ‘vicinity’ and ‘indeed.’ ”

26u  Footnote not present (A, B); added in C; quos (C, D, E) here corrected according to Pliny

26vv...vv  or the immediate neighbourhood (A, B, C, D); but neighborhood in B, C, D

26ww...ww  and in some of them modified by considerations, so to speak, purely geological. (A, B, C, D)

26xx...xx  Not present (A, B, C, D)

27yy...yy  quantities for the purposes (A, B, C, D); but purpose in D

27z  labour (A)

27a  purposes (A, B, C, D)

27b  and I (A, B, C, D)

27c  might (A, B, C, D)

28d  ascenscions (A)

28ee...ee  lightness of the gas in the balloon compared with the atmospheric air; (A, B, C, D); but balloon, in B, C, D

28f  strata (A, B, C, D)

28g  upwards, (A, B, C, D)

28h  ascenscion, (A)

28ii...ii  diminution was (A, B, C, D)

28j  such an (A, B, C, D)

28kk...kk  some accellerating power. (A, B, C, D); but accelerating in B, C, D

281  medium (A, B, C, D)

28m  be actually and (A, B, C, D)

28nn...nn  a rarefaction partially similar, but, being what it was, would still, (A, B, C); same as E save for subject to a rarefaction partially similar, (in and would still, at all events, (D)

28oo...oo  Not present (A, B, C, D)

28p  thus, (A, B, C, D)

28p′  accellerating, (A)

28q  power (A, B, C, D)

28q′  attractions (B) misprint

28rr...rr  by the moon's. In accordance with these ideas I did not think it worth while to encumber myself with more provisions than would be sufficient for a period of forty days. (A, B, C, D); but ideas, in B, C, D

29ss...ss  still, however, another difficulty (A, B, C, D)

29t  in all (A, B, C, D) [page 443:]

29u  ascenscions (A)

29v  is invariably (A, B); changed in C

29w  Asterisk and footnote added in D

29x  Nassau balloon / Nassau-balloon (D)

29y  urged. / urged in a mere spirit of banter. (D)

29z  increase indefinitely, or at least (A, B, C, D)

29a  blood vessels — (A)

29b  the purpose of a (A, B, C, D)

29c  with confidence / strongly (A, B, C, D)

30d  may it / it may (A, B, C)

30e  unparralleled (A)

30f  humankind (A); human kind (B, C, D)

31g  before-mentioned, (A); before mentioned, (B, C, D)

31hh...hh  for reasons which will be explained in the sequel. (A, B, C, D)

31h’  non chalance (A, B); joined in C

32ii...ii  what a great extent (A, B, C, D)

32j  segment to / segment is to (A, B, C, D)

32kk...kk beneath me (A); beneath me, (B, C, D)

321  spy-glass, (A, B, C, D)

33m  entered within (A, B, C, D)

33n  five pound (A, B, C)

33o  ignited and glowing (A, B, C, D)

33p  descend, as it were (A, B, C, D)

33qq...qq  ballast, inevitable ruin would have been (A, B, C, D)

34r  five pound (A, B, C)

34s  accellerated (A)

34t  stratum (A, B, C, D)

34u  better (A, B, C, D)

34vv...vv  rashness I had been guilty of (A, B, C, D)

34w  inevitable (A, B, C, D)

34x  return to Rotterdam (A, B, C, D); but Rotterdam, in B, C, D

34y  right (A, B, C, D)

34y′  pen-knife (A); also end-of-line hyphen in D

34z  basin-ful (A); basin full, (B, C, D)

34a  ascenscion. (A)

34b  surprize, (A)

34c  unexpected, (A)

36d  No paragraphing (A, B, C, D)

36e  ascenscion, (A)

36f  and a (A, B, C, D)

36g  blue. / blue, and began already to assume a slight appearance of convexity. (A, B, C, D)

36h  Earth. From the rock of Gibraltar, now dwindled into a dim speck, the dark Mediterranean sea, dotted with shining islands as the heaven is dotted with stars, spread itself out to the eastward as far as my vision extended, until its entire mass of waters seemed at length to tumble headlong over the abyss of the horizon, and I found myself listening on tiptoe for the [page 444:] echoes of the mighty cataract. (A, B, C, D); but earth. in B, C, D; furthermore, D adds one more sentence, transferred to paragraph 51 in E: Overhead, the sky was of a jetty black, and the stars were brilliantly visible. The passage entire mass ... cataract slightly revised appears in E, paragraph 53.

37i  Paragraph not present (A, B, C, D)

38jj...jj  them — a beautiful grey-mottled pigeon — (A, B, C, D) but gray in B, C, D

38k  from off (A, B, C, D)

381  half a dozen (A, B, C)

38m  uneasiness whatever. (A, B, C, D)

39n  quarter past (A, B, C)

39o  breath at all (A, B, C, D)

39p  proceed, (A)

39q  tourniquet. (A, B, C, D)

41r  vacuum (A, B, C, D)

41ss...ss  Not present (A, B, C, D)

42t  guilty, of / guilty in (A, B, C, D)

42t′  the very (A, B, C, D)

42uu...uu  agreably surprized (A)

42v  headach, (A, B, C)

42v′  distension (A, B)

42w  ancles (A, B, C)

43x  five and twenty (A, B, C)

43y  three-hundred and twentieth (A)

43z  again entirely (A, B, C, D)

43a  became fully (A, B, C, D)

43bb...bb  The convexity of the ocean beneath me was very evident indeed — (A, B, C, D)

43c  fro. I observed now that even the lightest vapours never rose to more than ten miles above the level of the sea. (A, B, C, D); but vapors in B, C, D

44d  phenomenon: (A, B, C, D)

44e  accelleration (A)

44f  surprized (A)

45g  momentarily, (A, B, C)

45h  Rotterdam, (A, B, C, D)

45i  time-honoured (A, B, C)

45j  noon-day (A, B, C)

45j′  forever (A, B, C); end-of-line hyphen in D

45k  clouds. And out of this melancholy water arose a forest of tall Eastern trees like a wilderness of dreams. And I bore in mind that the shadows of the trees which fell upon the lake remained not on the surface where they fell-but sunk slowly and steadily down, and commingled with the waves, while from the trunks of the trees other shadows were continually coming out, and taking the place of their brothers thus entombed. “This then,” I said thoughtfully, “is the very reason why the waters of this lake grow blacker and more melancholy as the hours run on.” [page 445:] (A, B, C, D) but the first sentence in B, C, D, has eastern and trees,

45k′  appaling (B)

451  intrude (A)

46m  uneasiness whatever. (A, B, C, D)

46n medium (A, B, C, D)

46o strata (A, B, C, D)

46pp...pp absolute and total disappearance (A, B, C, D); but dissapearance in A

47q  The rest of the paragraph is missing in A.

48r  had totally (A, B, C, D)

48s  interim? (A, B, C, D)

48t  disquietude, (A, B, C, D)

48u  at regular (A, B, C, D)

48u′  The word period, written twice, is canceled in A.

49v  followed it (A)

49w  vacillation whatsoever. (A, B, C); vacillation whatever. (D)

49x  favoured (A)

49yy...yy  these-took two ropes, and (A, B, C, D)

49z  other, (A, D) [[Actually, the comma is in A, B, C, D — JAS]]

49a  It (E) misprint editorially corrected

49b  should (A, B, C, D)

49c  better (A, B, C)

49d  In the manuscript: instan↑tan↓eously

50e  dissapointed (A)

50f  in — is at the foot of page 17 of the manuscript, but the continuation to Far away of paragraph 51 has been torn away from page 18

51gg...gg  earth's apparent convexity increased in a material degree. (B, C, D)

51hh...hh  Given only in E, but the first clause is transferred from D, paragraph 36, q. v. above.

51i  disk (A, B, C, D)

52j  No paragraphing (A, B, C, D)

52k  day-light (A, B, C)

531  greyish white (A); grayish-white (B, C, D)

53mm...mm  Not present (A, B, C, D); see paragraph 36, note h

55n  surprized (A)

56o  Northern Pole (A)

56p  boundary line / boundary-line (A)

56q  before mentioned / before-mentioned (A, B, C, D)

56r  Manuscript pages are missing to at no inconsiderable distance (paragraph 68)

56s  absolute and impenetrable (B, C, D)

56t  entirely — (B, C, D)

57u  uneasiness, (B, C)

57vv...vv  Not present (B, C, D)

59w  a pitiable (B); changed to E in C [page 446:]

63x  over-head, (B, C, D)

63y  long continued / long-continued (B, C)

64z  with anything approaching to (B, C, D)

64a  that unearthly and (B, C, D)

64b  gathered horrible (B, C, D)

64c  know (B, C, D)

64d  the (B, C)

65e  condenser (B, C, D)

65f  much anxiety and (B, C, D)

65g  The consequence of a concussion with any one of them, would have been inevitable destruction to me and my balloon. (B); added sentence canceled in C

66h  thunderstruck. (B, C, D)

66i  words — no earthly expression (B, C, D)

66j  burst!” These / burst” — these (B, C, D)

66k  mind: “The / mind — “the (B, C, D)

661  burst. (B, C, D)

66m  falling-falling / falling-falling-falling (B, C, D)

66n  intense, the most impetuous, (B, C, D)

66o  velocity. (B, C, D)

66p  annihilation.” (B, C, D)

66q  down. There was some mistake. Not the red thunderbolt itself could have so impetuously descended. (B); added sentences canceled in C

66r  first so horribly (B, C, D)

68r′  unnaccountable (A)

68s  to say! (A, B, C, D)

68t  three quarter (A, B, C)

68u  miscalled (B, C, D)

69vv...vv  bulk, and the evidently — accellerated (A)

69w  descent (A, B, C, D)

69x  Omitted (E), added editorially according to all other texts

69yy...yy  of the positive evidence of our senses. (A, B); changed in C

69zz...zz  From here to limb. plus the footnote present only in D, E; the rest of the paragraph in A, B will form a new paragraph after limb. in D, E (paragraph 70).

70a  The paragraph follows the second sentence of the preceding paragraph (see note z above).

70b  this (A, B, C)

71c labour (A)

71d  tourniquet, (A, B, C, D)

71e  — headach (A, B, C)

71f  consequence (A, B, C, D)

71g  momentarily (A, B, C)

71h  strata (A, B, C, D)

71i  extreme, (A, B, C)

71j  From here, the manuscript is incomplete, one-half being torn off, to By any denizen (sentence 1 of paragraph 72) [page 447:]

71kk...kk  being in the exact ratio of their (B, C, D)

711  enough; why / enough-why (A, B, C, D)

71m  Not present (B, C, torn away in A)

71n  every individual (A, B, C, D)

71o  mile at farthest (B, C)

71p  hoop of the net-work, (B, C, D); only hoop in A, the rest being torn off

71q  immoveably (A, B, C, D)

72r  unheard of (B, C, D)

72s  States (A)

72t  planet — (A, B, C, D); each semicolon in this sentence is a dash in A, B, C, D but is not separately noted

72u  severity of winter (A, B, C)

72vv...vv  Not present (A, B, C)

72w  modified as to be insufficient for the conveyance of any but the loudest sounds — (A, B); changed in C

72x  destines (E), editorially corrected

72y  Excellencies: (A); Excellencies, (B, C, D) [[Actually, A, B, C, D all have a comma — JAS]]

72z  these (B, C)

72a  honourable (A, B, C, D)

73b  honour (A, B, C, D)

73b′  Excellencies (A, B, C)

73c  Phaall. (A, B, C, D)

74d  The rest of the manuscript is fragmentary, being torn down the middle of paragraph 75; thereafter it is missing

74e  Rub-a-dub, (B, C, D)

74f  Rub-a-dub, (B, C, D)

74g  Professor (A, B, C)

74h  horrible (B, C, D)

74i  overwise (A, B, C)

75j  This paragraph follows in B, C, D: Don‘t understand at all.

76k  misdemeanour, (A)

761  This paragraph follows in B, C, D: Well — what of that?

77m  This paragraph follows in B, C, D: He was mistaken — undoubtedly — mistaken.

78n  Phaall (B, C, D)

78o  the (B, C)

78p  This paragraph follows in B, C, D: Don‘t believe it-don‘t believe a word of it.

79q  Colleges (B, C)

79r  Colleges (B, C)

79s  Astronomers (B, C)

79t  The following paragraph is present here only in B, C: The d — 1, you say! Now that's too bad. Why, hang the people, they should be prosecuted for a libel. I tell you, gentlemen, you know nothing about the business. You are ignorant of Astronomy — and of things in general. The voyage was made — it was indeed — and made, too, by Hans Phaall. I wonder, for my [page 448:] part, you do not perceive at once that the letter — the document — is intrinsically — is astronomically true — and that it carries upon its very face the evidence of its own authenticity.

80u  This paragraph is a different version of the following, which appeared as a footnote, announced by an asterisk, to the title of D: * There is, strictly speaking, but little similarity between this sketchy trifle and the very celebrated and very beautiful “Moon-story” of Mr. Locke — but as both have the character of hoaxes, (although the one is in a tone of banter, the other of downright earnest,) and as both hoaxes are on the same subject, the moon-the author of “Hans Phaall” thinks it necessary to say, in self-defence, that his own jeu-d‘esprit was published, in the Southern Literary Messenger, about three weeks previously to the appearance of Mr. L.'s, in the New York “Sun.” Fancying a similarity which does not really exist, some of the New York papers copied Hans Phaall, and collated it with the Hoax — with the view of detecting the writer of the one in the writer of the other.

80v  The next paragraph in E is adapted from the first paragraph of the afternote in D headed APPENDIX.

81ww...ww  In a note to the title of the story called “Hans Phaal,” I made allusion to the “moon-hoax” of Mr. Locke. As a great many more persons were actually gulled by this jeu d‘esprit (D)

81xx...xx  to general analogy and physical truth. (D)

82yy...yy  magnifying power (D)

82z  a magnifying (D)

82z′  particularised (D)

82a  Herschell's (D)

82a′  rheas (D, E), editorially corrected. It is correct in Locke's “Moonstory,” page 11, Poe's source.

82b  in passing, / en passant. (D)

82b′  his (D)

82c  n (E) editorially corrected from D

82c′  G's (E) editorially corrected from D

83d  Herschell (D)

83d′  full unclouded / full (D)

84e  confusion — (D)

85f  into long (D)

85g  a (D)

87h  following. (D)

88i  discovered (D)

88j  subject at all, (D)

89j′  Herschell (D)

89k  vision,’ (E) editorially corrected from D

891  come (E) editorially corrected from D

90m  Paragraph not present in D

91n  Paragraph not present in D

92o  Francois (E) editorially corrected from D [page 449:]

92p  Mister (D)

92q  island of / island (D)

92r  By and by / By-and-by (D)

92s  have (D)

95t  range (D)

97uu...uu  Not in italics (D)

98vv...vv  Not in italics (D)

98 w  Omitted, with a space left open at the lower right corner of page 227 (D)

98xx...xx  Not in italics (D)

99yy...yy  blunder italicised, which is no doubt a mere lapsus linguae, (D)

99z  näïve (D, E) editorially corrected

100a  Paragraph not present (D)

100a′  d’ esprit (E) space before esprit editorially corrected from the same word in para. 80

101b  Paragraph not present (D)






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