Talk:The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere (1798)
|Information about this edition|
|Edition:||Orginally published in Lyrical Ballads with a few other poems', J. & A. Arch, Gracechurch-street, London, 1798.|
|Level of progress:||Reasonably reliable will be complete after further proofreading|
|Proofreaders:||BirgitteSB with the 1798 London version available digitaly at http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/LB/html/Lb98-l.html, TripsWithTiresias with 1798 version from Project Gutenberg at http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext06/7lbal10.txt|
I checked this version with the Gutenberg Project's version:
- Gutenberg and umd have: Higher and higher every day,
- Oregon has: Higher and Higher every day,
- Gutenberg has: Her skin is as white as leprosy,
- umd and Oregon have: Her skin is white as leprosy,
- BUT the umd scan of the page has the first "as"
- Gutenberg has: Off darts the Spectre-ship;
- umd and Oregon have: Oft darts the Spectre-ship;
- BUT the umd scan looks like the word should be "Off" (with a smudged final f) and "Oft" make far less sense in context so I'm gonna change to "Off"
- Gutenberg and umd have: And now it is an angel's song
- Oregon has: And now it is like an angel's song
- Gutenberg has: Till moon we silently sail’d on
- umd and Oregon have: Till noon we silently sail’d on
- and the scan definitely says "noon".
- Gutenberg and umd have: This seraph-band, each wav'd his hand:
- Oregon has: This seraph-band, each waved his hand:
- Gutenberg and umd have: But I ne spake ne stirr'd!
- Oregon has: But I ne spake ne stirred!
umd and Oregon seem to have no closing quotes while Gutenberg does. Since umd's scan does not have closing quotes, I'm ignoring Gutenberg for these.
I am changing all of these differences to the Gutenberg version except the moon/noon line. Sorry for the long post I'm a newbie, hope I'm not completely screwing this page up. :-P TripsWithTiresias (talk) 01:02, 14 August 2009 (UTC)