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The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 2   By: (1788-1824)

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TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES

This etext contains only characters from the Latin 1 set. The original work contained a few phrases of Greek text. These are represented here as Beta code transliterations in brackets, e.g. [Greek: Liakyra].

The original text used a few other characters not found in the Latin 1 set. These have been represented using bracket notation: [=a], [=i] [=e] represent those letters with a macron. A few instances of superscript letters are indicated by carets, as in "Concluded, Canto 2^d, Smyrna, March 28^th^."

An important feature of this edition is its copious notes, which are of three types. Notes indexed with a number and a letter, for example [4.B.], are end notes provided by Byron or, following Canto IV, by J. C. Hobhouse. These notes follow each Canto.

Poems and end notes have footnotes. Footnotes indexed with lowercase letters (e.g. [c], [bf]) show variant forms of Byron's text from manuscripts and other sources. Footnotes indexed with arabic numbers (e.g. [17], [221]) are informational. In the original, footnotes are printed at the foot of the page on which they are referenced, and their indices start over on each page. In this etext, footnotes have been collected at the end of each section, and have been numbered consecutively throughout the book. Within each block of footnotes are numbers in braces, e.g. {321}. These represent the page number on which the following notes originally appeared. To find a note that was originally printed on page 27, search for {27}.

Text in footnotes and end notes in square brackets is the work of Editor E. H. Coleridge. Note text not in brackets is by Byron or Hobhouse. In certain notes on variant text, the editor showed deleted text struck through with lines. The struck through words are noted here with braces and dashes, as in { deleted words }.

The Works

OF

LORD BYRON.

A NEW, REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS.

Poetry. Vol. II.

EDITED BY

ERNEST HARTLEY COLERIDGE, M.A.

LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET. NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS.

1899.

PREFACE TO THE SECOND VOLUME.

The text of the present edition of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is based upon a collation of volume i. of the Library Edition, 1855, with the following MSS.: (i.) the original MS. of the First and Second Cantos, in Byron's handwriting [MS. M.]; (ii.) a transcript of the First and Second Cantos, in the handwriting of R. C. Dallas [D.]; (iii.) a transcript of the Third Canto, in the handwriting of Clara Jane Clairmont [C.]; (iv.) a collection of "scraps," forming a first draft of the Third Canto, in Byron's handwriting [MS.]; (v.) a fair copy of the first draft of the Fourth Canto, together with the MS. of the additional stanzas, in Byron's handwriting. [MS. M.]; (vi.) a second fair copy of the Fourth Canto, as completed, in Byron's handwriting [D.].

The text of the First and Second Cantos has also been collated with the text of the First Edition of the First and Second Cantos (quarto, 1812); the text of the Third and of the Fourth Cantos with the texts of the First Editions of 1816 and 1818 respectively; and the text of the entire poem with that issued in the collected editions of 1831 and 1832.

Considerations of space have determined the position and arrangement of the notes.

Byron's notes to the First, Second, and Third Cantos, and Hobhouse's notes to the Fourth Canto are printed, according to precedent, at the end of each canto.

Editorial notes are placed in square brackets. Notes illustrative of the text are printed immediately below the variants... Continue reading book >>




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