Edgar Allan Poe — “Evangeline”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Evangeline” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — [Model Verses” and “Evangeline”] — November-December 1846 — in “The Rationale of Verse” — manuscript — (Mabbott text A)
    • [Model I - Triple-rhymed natural-dactylic lines]  (not part of the surviving manuscript fragments)
    • [Model II - An Iambic line with “no natural feet”]  (not part of the surviving manuscript fragments)
    • [Model III - Dactylic lines with “natural feet”]  (This is the only example which exists in the surviving fragments, and that is only in a repetition of the second line)
    • [Model IV - A Trochaic line]  (not part of the surviving manuscript fragments)
    • [Model V - A line demonstrating the “error . . . of commencing a rhythm . . . with a ‘bastard’ foot’ “]  (not part of the surviving manuscript fragments)
    • [Model VI - A line demonstrating   (not part of the surviving manuscript fragments)
    • [Model VII - A line demonstrating a foot with the value of four short syllables  (not part of the surviving manuscript fragments)
    • [Model VIII - “Evangeline” or “a truly Greek hexameter”]  (not part of the surviving manuscript fragments)
  • Text-02 — [Model Verses” and “Evangeline”] — October and November 1848 — in “The Rationale of Verse” — Southern Literary Messenger — (Mabbott text B)
    • [Model I - Triple-rhymed natural-dactylic lines]
    • [Model II - An Iambic line with “no natural feet”]
    • [Model III - Dactylic lines with “natural feet”]
    • [Model IV - A Trochaic line]
    • [Model V - A line demonstrating the “error . . . of commencing a rhythm . . . with a ‘bastard’ foot’ ”]
    • [Model VI - A line demonstrating
    • [Model VII - A line demonstrating a foot with the value of four short syllables
    • [Model VIII - “Evangeline” or “a truly Greek hexameter”]
  • Text-03 — “Evangeline” — summer 1849 — in “Mem. for Philadelphia — manuscript — (Mabbott text D)

 

Reprints:

  • [Model Verses” and “Evangeline”] — 1850 — in “The Rationale of Verse” — WORKS — Griswold reprints Text-02 — (Mabbott text C)
  • [Model I - Triple-rhymed natural-dactylic lines]
  • [Model II - An Iambic line with “no natural feet”]
  • [Model III - Dactylic lines with “natural feet”]
  • [Model IV - A Trochaic line]
  • [Model V - A line demonstrating the “error . . . of commencing a rhythm . . . with a ‘bastard’ foot’ “]
  • [Model VI - A line demonstrating
  • [Model VII - A line demonstrating a foot with the value of four short syllables
  • [Model VIII - “Evangeline” or “a truly Greek hexameter”]

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “Model Verses” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. I: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:392-396)

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Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

  • None

 

Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • None.

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Bibliography:

  • 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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