Text: Jeffrey A. Savoye, “Topics in Pinakidia,” The Collected Writings of Edgar Allan PoeVol. II: The Brevities (1985), addendum (2020) (This material is protected by copyright)


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PINAKIDIA — TOPICS

1    

Bulwer on the soul

2    

Idiorne’s “The Progress of Refinement”

3    

The Turkish Spy

4    

Campbell’s “Gertrude of Wyoming”

5    

Plagiarism from Seneca

6    

Cassini’s zodiac of comets

7    

Von Raumer on the Banquet scene from Macbeth

8    

The Three Imposters

9    

Fortune and the Iliad

10    

The Lamentations of Jeremiah

11    

The Amazons

12    

Theophrastus and Linnxus

13    

Finis, masculine or feminine

14    

Multi-language poems

15    

Marcus Antoniunus

16    

Error in paintings of Christ on the cross

17    

Stream flowing through the valley of Jehoshaphat

18    

The Iliad and the Odyssey as separate works

19    

The creation of male and female

20    

Tragedy by Corneille

21    

Inscription on a prison at Ferrara

22    

Hédelin on Homer

23    

Rabbi Manasseh’s “The Hopes of Israel”

24    

Assassin

25    

“Let not the dead be injured”

26    

Corporal oaths

27    

The appeal of fantastic Eastern tales

28    

Abbé de St. Pierre

29    

Ranz des Vaches

30    

Scylla and Charydbis

31    

Verses to Tiberio Fiurilli

32    

Farce or pantomime in a tragic drama

33    

Possible plagiarism of Thomas Gray by Henry Cary

34    

Italian comedy

35    

Origin of “Paradise Lost”

36    

Possible plagiarism of Milton by Pope

37    

Milton on Satan with the rising sun

38    

Plagiarism of Blair by Campbell

39    

Plagiarism of Butler by Young

40    

Plagiarism of Young by Goldsmith

41    

Dryden on Bacchus

42    

Identical lines in the Iliad and Odyssey

43    

Roman prayer of destruction

44    

First series of moral essays

45    

Lines over a closet door

46    

Martin Luther critical of Henry VIII

47    

The Psalter of Solomon

48    

Cowley on the Creation

49    

The queen of Sheba

50    

Sheridan on Hosier and Tacitus

51    

The word Jehovah

52    

The “Song of Solomon” as a sacred book

53    

Inscription on a painting of Adam

54    

Slanderers in 1 Timothy

55    

Hebrew and Eternity

56    

The slipper of Cinderella

57    

Porphyry on Satyrs

58    

Venus as male and Jupiter as female

59    

Dionysius on an eclipse

60    

The great flood

61    

Early Greek history

62    

Semiramis

63    

The book of Jasher

64    

Lines by André Chénier

65    

Archbishop Usher’s Life of St. Patrick

66    

The Mystery of St. Denis

67    

Milton and Spenser

68    

Vondel’s tragedy “The Deliverance of the Children of Israel”

69    

Erasmus Darwin’s poem

70    

Pagan fables

71    

The shield of Achilles in Homer

72    

Anaxagoras of Clazonmenae

73    

Masoretical punctuation of Hebrew

74    

James Montgomery on Ossian

75    

English hexameter

76    

Milton personifying a person

77    

Hebrew poetry

78    

Verses on Petrarch’s tomb

79    

Inscription on the equestrian statue of Louis XV

80    

Word origins from Phoenician

81    

Attrogs

82    

Comment on the judges of shades in Hades

83    

The standard of Judas Maccabaeus

84    

Distinction between soul and spirit

85    

Dialogues of Lord Lyttelton

86    

Sonnet by Dante

87    

Italian sonnet not by Petrarch

88    

Epitaph on Sannazarius

89    

Reprehensible lines in Pope’s Eloisa

90    

Mercier and D’Israeli on Metempsychosis

91    

Epigram affixed to the status of Pasquin

92    

Possible plagiarism of Milton by Gray

93    

Possible plagiarism of Butler’s Hudibras by Gray

94    

“He who fights and runs away”

95    

“We have all been mad once” from Mantuanus

96    

Possible plagiarism of Dyrden by Pope

97    

Possible plagiarism of Boileau by Tickell

98    

“nemorumque noctem”

99    

Selden on Henry VIII

100    

Rhyming Greek verse by Aristophanes

101    

Seneca’s Roman tragedies are nearly all on Greek subjects

102    

A dead man continuing to fight

103    

Erroneous application of John 20.4

104    

Sublime lines of Silius Italicus

105    

Plagiarism of Lucan and Sulpicius by Tasso

106    

An epigram on François de Bassompiere

107    

Epigrams of the Greek Anthology are mostly insipid

108    

Longinus on pompous thoughts

109    

Changing of a French book dedication from Richelieu to Christ

110    

Inscription intended for the Louvre

111    

Italian Motto under a painting of St. Bruno in solitude

112    

Cervantes and galimatias

113    

Quintilian on a pedant

114    

An Italian metaphysician on the greatness of mind

115    

Horses on sepulchral monuments

116    

Satyre Ménippée an exact counterpart of Hudibras

117    

Concord of sound and sense

118    

Voltaire’s ignorance of antiquity

119    

Ancient tragedies with happy endings

120    

historical tragedies by Greek authors

121    

Erroneous opinions on old Greek comedy

122    

Schlegel on Harlequin and Pulcinello

123    

Racine’s Antiochus, silent no more

124    

Voltaire’s blunders concerning unity of place

125    

The origin of Literary Journals

126    

Le Sage’s epitaph

127    

Forcible French lines

128    

Benserade’s epitaph on Richelieu

129    

Jesuits on Crébillon

130    

Dr. Young on the shades of existence

131    

The “Batrachomyomachia”

132    

“To love and to be wise at the same time”

133    

Heathen poets mentioned in the New Testament

134    

Alexander VI

135    

A letter for Sir Humphry Davy

136    

Dionysius Exiguus and the common era

137    

The book of Judith

138    

“Evil communications corrupt good manners”

139    

Three epochs of ancient history

140    

Lines by Politian on Alessandra Scala

141    

The temple of Belus

142    

Homer’s prophesies of Protestants

143    

Sallust on being king

144    

The first collection of the Iliad

145    

A quatrain for the gates of a market in Paris

146    

A 1642 version of the Psalms

147    

An inscription on an obelisk erected by Pius VI

148    

Authorship of the Iliad

149    

The armor of Achilles

150    

A rhyme on the Acts of the Apostles

151    

Attraction and repulsion

152    

Count Bielfeld’s definition of poetry

153    

Epic German poems

154    

A droll poem on drinking

155    

Annus erat Regni Augusti

156    

Bibliotheca Graeca

157    

Derivation of the word Metaphysics

158    

The locusts in Beckford’s Vathek

159    

Poetic prose in Patru’s “Plaidoyers”

160    

Despréaux on the caesura in French versification

161    

The Annals of Tacitus

162    

Pere Soucier on Hebrew or Samaritan medals

163    

La Bibliothéque des Bibliothéques

164    

Lines from Lucretius

165    

Hebrew words, origin and meaning

166    

“To smite hip and thigh”

167    

Germans had no art of writing during the middle ages

168    

Hebrew silver shekels

169    

Masoretical punctuation

170    

Chaldaic passages in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament

171    

A 1564 version of the Psalms

172    

A paraphrased version of Psalm 137

 


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Notes:

None.

 

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[S:0 - BRP2B, 1985] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Editions - The Collected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe (B. R. Pollin) (Topics in Pinakidia)