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Rossetti. The passage of prose on p. 456
is Mrs. Shelley's. Whose love was as a bond to all our loves The needful word as was supplied by
Charles the First.
These fragments were in part printed by
Mrs. Shelley, in part deciphered from Several readings different from those of MS., and constructed in their present
form by Mr. Rossetti. The list of Dra. the edition of 1832 are derived from a MS. mainly in Mrs. Shelley's handwriting, matis Persone was drawn up by Mr.
Forman. Two or three emendations are and used by Mr. Forman in his edition of
due to Mr. Forman, Shelley's Poetical Works.
The Triumph of Life.
Emendations of the text as originally The original edition has out for one, cor- printed were derived from MS. by Dr. rected by Mr. Forman.
Tempering the light. Upon the chariot
beam The text as first printed has been Mr. Rossetti's emendation, Mrs. emended with the aid of readings supplied Shelley read — by Dr. Garnett from Shelley's draft, and Tempering the light upon the chariot by Mr. Forman from a transcript in Mrs.
beam ;'' Shelley's handwriting.
Said the grim Feature (of my thought
So - Mr. Rossetti, emending Mrs. Some readings are derived from a trans
Shelley's--cript in Mrs. Shelley's handwriting used
“Said the grim Feature of my thought : by Mr. Forman.
· Aware Page 377
Page 489. It was their work to bear to many a saint
Literary Pocket-Book for 1823.
Page 491. Revenge and Wrong bring forth their I never saw the sun ? We will walk here kind,
Mr. Forman makes the ingenious sugDr. Garnett (Relics of Shelley) had gestionprinted ' For Revenge." The correction
I never saw the sun-rise? We will wake is Mr. Rossetti's.
here Page 455.
Page 498. Fragments of an Unfinished Drama. The flames were fiercely vomited These fragments were in part printed by Flames is Mr. Rossetti's emendation on Mrs. Shelley, in part obtained from MS. the line as previously printed —"The by Dr. Garnett, and first printed by Mr. waves," etc.
Marry Ruin, thou Tyrant ! and God
be thy guide In this poem and that To William
A MS, of Shelley gives "Hell" in place Shelley some readings are derived from
of "God." transcripts in Mrs. Shelley's handwriting,
Page 528. consulted by Mr. Forman.
And the stars are shining bright :
The Harvard College MS, reads "burn-
Page 528. vious editions god of Love."
As I must on thine
The Harvard MS, gives -
“As I must die on thine"
(Mrs. Shelley's reading, 1839). These two stanzas were printed by Mrs.
Page 528. Shelley. The Fragments which follow Of sweet flowers and sunny grass were printed by Dr. Garnett. Mr. Forman
So Harvard College MS. of the and Dr. Garnett think it very likely that sweet flowers."-Mrs. Shelley's edition. they belong to Otho.
Leaf by leaf, day after day,
The reading by instead of after is supFirst printed by Mr. Townshend Mayer plied by the MS. in Shelley's handwriting in the St. James's Magazine, March 1876.
in the Library of Harvard College.
a leprous scum was omitted in Mrs.
lege MS. second of these lines does not appear,
This is the reading of the Harvard
College MS. Printed editions have from
The sweet buds every one, obtained from MS. by Dr. Garnett, and
In the original printed text we have first printed by Mr. Rossetti.
birds. The correction is from Mrs.
Ode to Liberty. white shore
The Harvard College MS. in Shelley's A MS. of Shelley gives the reading handwriting is decisive as to the punctua"death-white shore."
tion of the first two lines.
Page 571. Of King into the dust! or write it there,
Song: 'King" is found in a fragment of the I have left this among the Poems of rough draft. Shelley and Mrs. Shelley 1821, but it seems probable that it was put four asterisks in place of the word.
earlier, for in the Harvard College MS. a
copy made by Mrs. Shelley is dated in Page 549.
Shelley's handwriting " Pisa, May 1820."
It is not likely that Shelley erred, even Or what if Art, an ardent intercessor,
though his entry of the date of transcripSo Mrs. Shelley. In Shelley's edition tion may have been made at a later time "O," is printed in place of “Or."
than the copy. Page 553.
Sonnet: Political Greatness. Its mother's face with heaven's collected tears,
Named by Shelley in the Harvard The Harvard College MS. in Mrs. College MS., Sonnet, To the Republic of
In: a MS. copy by Shelley followed by sy moonlike flight, thou then may'st mark Mr. Forman, we read, 11. 5-8
So in the Posthumous Poems. " Moon- " As the wood when leaves are shed, light flight" in Mrs. Shelley's later As the night when sleep is fled, editions.
As the heart when joy is dead."
And, 1. 10-
" The owlet night resumes his reign." It is uncertain whether the following note be Mrs. Shelley's or Shelley's : “At
Page 583. Pisa there still exists the prison of Ugolino, Through seas and winds, cities and wilderwhich goes by the name of 'La Torre
nesses, della Fame;' in the adjoining building
Mr. Forman suggests lands in place of the galley-slaves are confined. It is situated on the Ponte al Mare on the winds; or should we read woods ? Arno."
The Boat on the Serchio,
Partly given by Mrs. Shelley ; additions Mrs. Shelley reads passed. The emenda- and corrections made from Shelley's MS. tion is Mr. Rossetti's.
by Mr. Rossetti. Page 560.
Given first in Posthumous Poems. Two Readings in this Sonnet are derived from a copy in Shelley's handwriting sold forms are printed in Mrs. Shelley's second at the Ollier sale, and from the Harvard edition of 1839. College MS.
Sonnet to Byron.
The sonnet as here given was obtained Mr. Rossetti suggests “her rest." from MS. by Mr. Rossetti.
Page 618. Under a heaven of cedar boughs; the And steed-subduing Castor, heirs of fame. drouth
Mr. Rossetti corrected the error “steel. I adopt Mr. Forman's suggestion drouth subduing" in previous editions. instead of drought.
Tritogenia, town-preserving maid,
Misprinted in Mrs. Shelley's editions of the next with variations of text is given “ Trilogenia." So on p. 662 " Althæa's" in the Posthumous Poems.
was misprinted "Athæa" in editions
On p. 624
Papaiax" was erroneously Papaia-
Page 627. editions “of Sorrow."
Ail ai! I have escaped the Trojan toils.
In Mrs. Shelley's editions, “Ay! ay!"
The ravin is ready on every side,
In Mrs. Shelley's editions, “The ravine,"
As would contain ten amphora, and
bound it The full stop after now is from the
In Mrs. Shelley's editions,
" four amHarvard College MS.
phoræ." The correction was suggested
by Mr. Swinburne. Page 616. The soul with sweetness, and like an adept
Page 633. Harvard College MS, and Posthumous
Semichorus I. We are too far, Poems read
In Mrs. Shelley's editions, “too few."
The MS. of Shelley has "her" for
“his," in this and the following line. In truth, and Jove covered their love with With Mr. Rossetti I change it in its first joy,
occurrence to “his." So the Harvard College MS. ; printed
Page 656. editions incorrectlyIn truth, and Jove covered them with
The trunks are crushed and shattered love and joy."
Mr. Rossetti reads "scattered."
From Hogg's Life of Shelley, given in the poem is given in a later and revised a letter dated 28th April 1811. Dated text. I introduce from the MS. the cor
1810 in a later revised MS.
On an Icicle, eto.
The title is from Shelley's MS., where Like " A Dialogue,” this is given both the poem (given in a revised text) is dated in Hogg's Life of Shelley (in a letter of
1809. It is given also in a letter to Hogg, 17th May 1811) and with a revised text dated 6th January 1811, where Shelley in a MS, of later date, In the MS. the
that he had been most of the previous
To Mary, who Died in this Opinion.
From a letter to Miss Hitchener, 23d Dated 1810 in Shelley's MS.
November 1811. Mr. Esdaile's MS. Page 664.
contains three poems“ To Mary," with To Death:
an Advertisement prefixed, and one “ To
the Lover of Mary." The date of these The title is from Shelley's MS., where
is November 1810. They are selected, it appears with a revised text. I correct the word “murders" (1. 10) in Hogg's three weeks of an entrancement caused by
Shelley says, from many written during text to "murderer," MS. Hogg says hearing Mary's story. Probably the poem the poem was written at Oxford (1810). here printed is one of those from among The MS. gives twenty additional lines.
which he made his later selection.
A Tale of Society, etc. appears in a revised text in Shelley's MS.,
The title is from Shelley's MS., where with the date 1810. The second line, the poem appears in a later text, and hitherto given erroneously, I correct from extends to ten stanzas. The present text the MS.
is from a letter to Miss Hitchener, 7th Page 665.
January 1812. I make a few corrections
from the later MS. Eyes : A Fragment. This is from a MS. copied by Mr. Gar
Page 680. nett. A MS, of later date gives the com
To the Republicans of North America. plete poem--five eight-lined stanzas. The
The title is from Shelley's MS. ; the text, date in the later MS. is 1810. I correct
from a letter to Miss Hitchener, dated 14th lighten (1. 1 st. 2) to light from this MS.
February 1812. The later MS. contains Page 665.
an additional stanza. I make one or two Poems from St. Irvyne
corrections of text from this MS. Following Mr. Rossetti's example I supply a title for each of these poems.
To Harriet : A Fragment.
The poem from which this fragment is Stanza from a Translation, etc. taken will be found in the Life of Shelley, The entire poem is given in a later MS. | by Edward Dowden, vol. i. pp. 286-288.