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


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VARIANTS FOR “HANS PFAALL”

[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

1 a a singularly (A, B); changed in C

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

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

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

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

2 f loud, (A, B, C, D)

2 g . . . g Not present (A, B, C, D)

3 g’ sharply-defined (A, B, C, D)

3 h solid body or (A, B, C, D)

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

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

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

3 l clue (A, B, C, D)

3 m the left (A, B, C, D)

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

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

4 p rather, so to speak, (A, B, C, D)

4 q Not present (A, B, C, D)

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

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

4 t foolscap (A, B, C, D)

4 u . . . u 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:]

4 v ribbands (A, B, C, D)

4 w Phaall, (A, B, C, D)

4 x Phaall, (A, B, C, D)

4 x’ dissapeared (A) unnacountable (A)

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

4 a human, and (A, B, C, D)

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

4 c Phaall (A, B, C, D)

5 d droll little (A, B, C, D)

5 e enough (A, B, C, D)

5 f equilibrium, (A, B, C, D)

5 g grotesque. (A, B); changed in C

5 h 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)

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

5 j queue (A); cue (B, C, D)

5 k kind or character (A, B, C, D)

5 l a inserted in space between words in A

5 m blood red (A, B, C)

5 n supereminent (D)

6 o appeared altogether (A, B, C, D)

6 p canvas(A)

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

6 r surprize, (A)

6 s farther (A, B, C, D)

6 t bags of sand (A, B, C, D)

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

6 v man (A, B, C, D)

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

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

6 y . . . y fast (A, B, C, D)

6 z death. (A, B, C, D)

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

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

7 c movement, (A, B, C, D)

7 d packet in question, (A, B, C, D)

7 e directed (A, B, C, D)

7 f Rub-a-dub (A, B, C, D)

8 g. . .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:]

8 h Phaall, (A, B, C, D)

8 h’ dissapeared (A)

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

8 j Phaall (A, B, C, D)

8 k fellow-citizens, (A); fellow citizens, (B, C, D)

8 1 Sauerkraut, and (A, B, C, D)

8 m dissapearance. (A)

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

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

8 p and on all hands (A, B, C, D)

8 q the terrible (A, B, C, D)

8 r had, so they said (A, B, C, D); but said, in B, C, D

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

8 t the speediest and (A, B, C, D)

8 u 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)

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

8 w I internally (A, B, C, D)

9 x my creditors (A, B, C, D)

9 y any object whatever, (A, B, C, D)

9 z awoke, as it were, (A, B, C, D)

9 a towards (A, B, C, D)

9 b . . . b Not present (A, B, C, D)

9 c In the manuscript: unintelligtiblle (A)

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

9 e an / a powerful and (A, B, C, D)

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

9 g 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)

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

10 i . . . i of my plan (A, B, C, D)

10 j endeavour (A)

11 k secresy (A)

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

11 m purchase (A, B, C, D)

11 n into a (A, B, C, D)

11 o . . . o 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

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

11 q properly-shaped, (A)

11 r quanty (E) misprint here corrected

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

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

11 u . . . u Not present (A, B, C, D)

11 v honour (A)

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

12 x circle of (A, B, C, D)

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

12 z cannister (A)

12 a cannisters — (A)

12 b cannisters (A)

12 c situation. (A, B, C, D)

13 d depot, (A, B, C, D)

13 d’ labour, (A)

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

13 f . . . f itself-quite (A, B, C, D)

14 g Every thing (A, B, C)

14 h admit, (A, B, C, D)

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

14 j little (A, B, C, D)

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

14 1 good bye, / good-bye, (A)

14 m aids-de-camp, (A, B, C, D)

15 n No paragraphing in A [page 440:]

15 o my (A, B, C, D)

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

15 q labour (A)

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

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

17 t No paragraphing in A, B, C, D

17 u day-break, (A, B, C)

17 v. .. v 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.

17 w a very (A B, C, D)

17 x maneuvre (A)

17 y rapidly (A, B, C, D)

17 z . . . z Not present (A, B, C, D)

18 a . . . a 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

18 b the exact (A, B, C, D)

18 c horrible (A, B, C, D)

18 d me with great force (A, B, C, D)

18 e downwards, (A, B, C, D)

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

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

19 h No paragraphing in A

19 i when, at length, (A, B, C)

19 j breaking, and (A, B, C, D)

19 k rife (A, B, C, D)

19 1 of incipient (A, B, C, D)

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

19 n dissapearance, (A)

19 o ancle (A)

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

19 q forefinger (A)

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

19 s upon (A, B, C, D)

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

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

20 v outwards (A, B, C, D)

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

20 x towards (A, B, C, D) [page 441:]

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

20 z I suppose, (A, B, C, D)

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

20 b a chilling (A, B, C, D)

20 c with madness and (A, B, C, D)

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

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

21 f some time / sometime (A, B, C)

21 g afterwards (A, B, C, D)

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

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

21 j three quarter (A, B, C)

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

21 1 spy-glass (A, B, C, D)

22 m my perilous (A, B, C, D)

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

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

22 p and incontestably (A, B, C, D)

23 q radii (A, B, C, D)

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

23 s moon, as it were, (A, B, C, D)

23 s’ should (A, B, C)

23 t radius (A, B, C, D)

23 u on the / on (A, B, C, D)

23 v thirty (A, B, C, D)

23 w 322 (A, B, C, D)

23 x thirty (A, B, C, D)

24 y a matter (A, B, C, D)

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

24 a one thirtieth (A)

24 b one third- (A, B, C)

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

24 d one half (A, B, C)

24 e unnattainable (A)

24 f data, (A, B, C, D)

25 g ascenscion (A)

25 h stated (A, B, C, D)

25 i ascenscion (A)

25 j ratio (A, B, C, D)

25 k no (A, B, C, D)

25 1. . . 1 argued, it (A, B, C); argued — it (D)

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

26 n by (A, B, C, D) [page 442:]

26 n’ etherial (A, B)

26 o the comet’s / its (A, B, C, D)

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

26 q nebulosity (A)

26 r towards (A, B, C, D)

26 r’ etherial (A, B)

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

26 t . . .t 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.‘”

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

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

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

26 x . . . x Not present (A, B, C, D)

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

27 z labour (A)

27 a purposes (A, B, C, D)

27 b and I (A, B, C, D)

27 c might (A, B, C, D)

28 d ascenscions (A)

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

28 f strata (A, B, C, D)

28 g upwards, (A, B, C, D)

28 h ascenscion, (A)

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

28 j such an (A, B, C, D)

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

28 1 medium (A, B, C, D)

28 m be actually and (A, B, C, D)

28 n . . . n 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)

28 o . . . o Not present (A, B, C, D)

28 p thus, (A, B, C, D)

28 p’ accellerating, (A)

28 q power (A, B, C, D)

28 q’ attractions (B) misprint

28 r . . . r 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

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

29 t in all (A, B, C, D) [page 443:]

29 u ascenscions (A)

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

29 w Asterisk and footnote added in D

29 x Nassau balloon / Nassau-balloon (D)

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

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

29 a blood vessels — (A)

29 b the purpose of a (A, B, C, D)

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

30 d may it / it may (A, B, C)

30 e unparralleled (A)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

32 1 spy-glass, (A, B, C, D)

33 m entered within (A, B, C, D)

33 n five pound (A, B, C)

33 o ignited and glowing (A, B, C, D)

33 p descend, as it were (A, B, C, D)

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

34 r five pound (A, B, C)

34 s accellerated (A)

34 t stratum (A, B, C, D)

34 u better (A, B, C, D)

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

34 w inevitable (A, B, C, D)

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

34 y right (A, B, C, D)

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

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

34 a ascenscion. (A)

34 b surprize, (A)

34 c unexpected, (A)

36 d No paragraphing (A, B, C, D)

36 e ascenscion, (A)

36 f and a (A, B, C, D)

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

36 h 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.

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

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

38 k from off (A, B, C, D)

38 1 half a dozen (A, B, C)

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

39 n quarter past (A, B, C)

39 o breath at all (A, B, C, D)

39 p proceed, (A)

39 q tourniquet. (A, B, C, D)

41 r vacuum (A, B, C, D)

41 s . . . s Not present (A, B, C, D)

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

42 t’ the very (A, B, C, D)

42 u . . . u agreably surprized (A)

42 v headach, (A, B, C)

42 v’ distension (A, B)

42 w ancles (A, B, C)

43 x five and twenty (A, B, C)

43 y three-hundred and twentieth (A)

43 z again entirely (A, B, C, D)

43 a became fully (A, B, C, D)

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

43 c 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

44 d phenomenon: (A, B, C, D)

44 e accelleration (A)

44 f surprized (A)

45 g momentarily, (A, B, C)

45 h Rotterdam, (A, B, C, D)

45 i time-honoured (A, B, C)

45 j noon-day (A, B, C)

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

45 k 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,

45 k’ appaling (B)

45 1 intrude (A)

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

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

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

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

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

48 r had totally (A, B, C, D)

48 s interim? (A, B, C, D)

48 t disquietude, (A, B, C, D)

48 u at regular (A, B, C, D)

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

49 v followed it (A)

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

49 x favoured (A)

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

49 z other, (A, D)

49 a It (E) misprint editorially corrected

49 b should (A, B, C, D)

49 c better (A, B, C)

49 d In the manuscript: instan [uarr] tan [darr] eously

50 e dissapointed (A)

50 f 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

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

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

51 i disk (A, B, C, D)

52 j No paragraphing (A, B, C, D)

52 k day-light (A, B, C)

53 1 greyish white (A); grayish-white (B, C, D)

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

55 n surprized (A)

56 o Northern Pole (A)

56 p boundary line / boundary-line (A)

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

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

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

56 t entirely — (B, C, D)

57 u uneasiness, (B, C)

57 v . . . v Not present (B, C, D)

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

63 x over-head, (B, C, D)

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

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

64 a that unearthly and (B, C, D)

64 b gathered horrible (B, C, D)

64 c know (B, C, D)

64 d the (B, C)

65 e condenser (B, C, D)

65 f much anxiety and (B, C, D)

65 g 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

66 h thunderstruck. (B, C, D)

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

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

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

66 1 burst. (B, C, D)

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

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

66 o velocity. (B, C, D)

66 p annihilation.” (B, C, D)

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

66 r first so horribly (B, C, D)

68 r’ unnaccountable (A)

68 s to say! (A, B, C, D)

68 t three quarter (A, B, C)

68 u miscalled (B, C, D)

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

69 w descent (A, B, C, D)

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

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

69 z . . . z 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).

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

70 b this (A, B, C)

71 c labour (A)

71 d tourniquet, (A, B, C, D)

71 e — headach (A, B, C)

71 f consequence (A, B, C, D)

71 g momentarily (A, B, C)

71 h strata (A, B, C, D)

71 i extreme, (A, B, C)

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

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

71 1 enough; why / enough-why (A, B, C, D)

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

71 n every individual (A, B, C, D)

71 o mile at farthest (B, C)

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

71 q immoveably (A, B, C, D)

72 r unheard of (B, C, D)

72 s States (A)

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

72 u severity of winter (A, B, C)

72 v . . . v Not present (A, B, C)

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

72 x destines (E), editorially corrected

72 y Excellencies: (A); Excellencies, (B, C, D)

72 z these (B, C)

72 a honourable (A, B, C, D)

73 b honour (A, B, C, D)

73 b’ Excellencies (A, B, C)

73 c Phaall. (A, B, C, D)

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

74 e Rub-a-dub, (B, C, D)

74 f Rub-a-dub, (B, C, D)

74 g Professor (A, B, C)

74 h horrible (B, C, D)

74 i overwise (A, B, C)

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

76 k misdemeanour, (A)

76 1 This paragraph follows in B, C, D: Well — what of that?

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

78 n Phaall (B, C, D)

78 o the (B, C)

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

79 q Colleges (B, C)

79 r Colleges (B, C)

79 s Astronomers (B, C)

79 t 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.

80 u 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.

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

81 w . . . w 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)

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

82 y . . . y magnifying power (D)

82 z a magnifying (D)

82 z’ particularised (D)

82 a Herschell’s (D)

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

82 b in passing, / en passant. (D)

82 b’ his (D)

82 c n (E) editorially corrected from D

82 c’ G’s (E) editorially corrected from D

83 d Herschell (D)

83 d’ full unclouded / full (D)

84 e confusion — (D)

85 f into long (D)

85 g a (D)

87 h following. (D)

88 i discovered (D)

88 j subject at all, (D)

89 j’ Herschell (D)

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

89 1 come (E) editorially corrected from D

90 m Paragraph not present in D

91 n Paragraph not present in D

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

92 p Mister (D)

92 q island of / island (D)

92 r By and by / By-and-by (D)

92 s have (D)

95 t range (D)

97 u . . . u Not in italics (D)

98 v . . . v Not in italics (D)

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

98 x . . . x Not in italics (D)

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

99 z nä├»ve (D, E) editorially corrected

100 a Paragraph not present (D)

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

101 b Paragraph not present (D)

 


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[S:0 - BRPIMV, 1981/1994] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Editions - The Collected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe (B. R. Pollin) (Hans Pfaall)