Primary Witnesses (Broadside)

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The Devil's Walk, Edited by Neil Fraistat and Donald H. Reiman
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Primary Witness

Broadside Version

This part of the editorial apparatus for P.B. Shelley's The Devil's Walk is slightly modified from the way it will appear in The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, edited by Donald H. Reiman and Neil Fraistat and published by The Johns Hopkins University Press. Listed here are the primary variants from our critically edited text of the 1812 broadside in the Public Record Office (1812.PRO). You can also browse the lists of comprehensive variants from either the broadside or letter versions as collated against other selected editions (the same lists of variants that can be reached directly from the critically edited text [broadside version] or the diplomatic text [letter version]).

Broadside Variants

These are variants from the copy of 1812 in the Public Records Office.

Title. THE DEVIL'S WALK, ] The Devil's Walk, 1812.PRO
Title in gothic type. Both lines of title are centered.
Beneath title is elaborate swell rule. Text is divided into

three columns. 1812.PRO

line 11. ray, ] ray 1812.PRO

line 22. wouldn't ] would'nt 1812.PRO

line 37. Ah! Ah! ] Ah!Ah! 1812.PRO

line 41. as ] at 1812.PRO

line 50. their ] thier 1812.PRO

line 61. clasp, ] claps, 1812.PRO

line 106. are ] are, 1812.PRO

line 128. Hark, ] Hark 1812.PRO

DWCritical Text (Broadside Version)

Published @ RC

September 1997