The Story of Dorothea

Notes on Variants

David Latham

0.1   Dorothea.] Dorothea b2; [St. Dorothea was a Christian martyr tortured to death during the persecutions ordered by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in 303 A.D.]
0.2   Argument.] Argument b2
0.3   Maiden] maiden b2
0.4   faith,] faith b2
0.5   passing ... death] passing b2
0.8   done. ________ ] done. b2


15   life] li<v>\f/e b1
16   And] [folio 2 recto b1]
19   Ending] [folio 2 recto b2]

21   Dorus] Dorus <#> b1; [Dorus was the father of Dorothea.]
21   last,] last b2
27   Gods] God’s b2
29   God] God, b2
29   fear] <scorn> \fear/ b1
30   word] world b2
33   led] led</> b1
35   unto] unto to b2
37   But] [folio 3 recto b1]

43   reign] reign <–>. b1
45   Its] the b2
49   cried] c<#>\r/ied b1
50   Christians] christians b2
51   Our] [folio 3 recto b2] 53 Dorus] Doru<#>s b1
55    slept,]  slept b2
58    And]  [folio 4 recto b1]
59    last;]  last, b2; [Cappadocia was a northeastern district of Asia Minor which became a Roman province in 17 A.D.]

62    CEsarea;]  CEsarea, b2; [Caesarea was the capital city in Cappadocia.]
62    rest]  <peace> rest b1
64    more,] more b2
65    wife] <to> wife b1
66    daughter,] daughter b2
67    clean] <#> clean b1
73    home,] home b2
79    citharea] <C> Citharea b1

80    So] [folio 5 recto b1]
81    their] the<re>\ir/ b182 Moreover]  [folio 4 recto b2]
85   through]  <to de> through b1
90   Unto]  <T>\U/nto b1
91   ought,]  ought b2
93   then,]  then b2
94   them,]  them b2
95   at ... hem]  <outside the guarding hem> \at last outside the hem/ b1 [Correction on folio 4 verso b1]
96   Christs]  Christ’s b2
96   straigtway]  straightway b2
97   That]  Tha<n>\t/ b1

100   Each]  [folio 6 recto b1]
100   thereby,]  thereby; b2
101   straight,]  straight b2
104   doutful]  doubtful b2
107   sit,]  sit b2

112 less,] less b2
113   But] [folio 5 recto b2]
115   vain,] vain b2
117   Emperors] Emperor’s b2
117   town,] town b2


121   The] [folio 7 recto b1]
122   such ... love] <scarce had power to move> \such a flame of love/ b1
125   about,] about b2
127   “Sir”] “Sir,” b2
127   two] “two b2
130   truly”] truly,” b2
134   “Yea”] “Yea,” b2

142   like] like <them> b1
143   And] [folio 8 recto b1]
145   Also] [folio 6 recto b2] 149 forth,] forth b2
150   he] he<r> b1
155   have;] have b2
156   straigtway] straightway b2
157   Calliste:] Calliste; b2

162   Hung, ready] Hung, re<d>\a/dy b1; Hung ready b2
164   Within] [folio 9 recto b1]
165   sisters,] sisters b2
166   the] the<ir> b1
167   women slave,] woman slave b2
167   brown,] brown b2
170   demure,] demure b2
170   above] <alo> \above/ b1
174   But] But <th> b1
176   The] [folio 7 recto b2]
180   lady,] lady b2
182   said Come] said, “come b2
186   So] [folio 10 verso b1]
187   ovelooked] overlooked b2
189   Within] <#> within b1
192   “Nay” said the slave] “Nay,” said the slave, b2
192   this,] this b2
193   it] <this> \it/ b1
196   with] “with b2
198   ladies?”] <lovely> ladies?” b1; ladies.” b2
198   certainly”] certainly”. b2
199   but] “but b2

201   thou] thou <#> b1
202   Well,] Well b2  
203   thou;”] thou<;>\./” b2
208   still] [folio 11 recto b1]
209   If] If <o> b1; [folio 8 recto b2]
210   may ... you] you may glove if you so b2
211   then] then, b2
213   hardly] hardly <nor> b1
216   &] and b2
219   on] in b2

224   dead;] dead: b2
228   laughed] laug<##>\hed/ b1
230   Before] [folio 12 recto b1]
235   sore – ”] sore” – b2
239   masters] master’s b2

240   But] [folio 9 recto b2] 243 lips] <all> \lips/ b1
246   “Lady,” he said] “Lady” he said, b2
248   but] “but b2
250   Therewith] [folio 13 recto b1]
252   so;] so b2
255   Prefect] Prefect <#> b1
258   Prince & King,] <cr> \P/rince & King, b1; Prince and King b2
259   too] to b2

260   henceforth,] henceforth b2
262   That] That <is> b1
271   For] [folio 14 recto b1]; [folio 10 recto b2]
273   guilt.] guilt b2
275   away, ] away b2
279   unto] to b2

281   wouldst] would’st b2
283   of] of <#> b1
284   this] this <#> b1
285   Surely] Surely, b2
286   slave.] slave, b2
287   word,] word b2
288   thing,] thing <?>\,/ b1; thing b2
291   And] [folio 15 recto b1]
291   death;] death b2
292   will bring] will <give> \bring/ b1; bringest b2
298   death,”] death” b2
299   If] “If b2 

301   All] [folio 11 recto b2]
305   wreath] wreath<s> b1
309   tell] <d> \t/ell b1
310   The] [folio 16 recto b1]
311   “In that] “On that<,> b1; In that b2
311   he,] he b2
312   And] <T> \A/nd b1
313   be clean.] <f> be clean. b1; be clean b2
315   To] <O> To b1
316   faith,] faith b2
317   Upon] <A> Upon b1
317   earth,] earth b2
318   “Alas”] “Alas,” b2

320   Be gone] Begone b2
322   I] “I b2
325   now.] now b2
328   That] [folio 12 recto b2]
329   Who] [folio 17 recto b1]
331   land,] land b2
336   came] came <#> b1
338   But ... finger] <But while she stood before the watchful King
Upon her finger did he set set the ring> But on her finger <did> b1

342   likewise] likewise, b2
343   without] without <fr> b1
346   sin] sin<n> b1
348   my ... hold] <with> my left <to hold> \hand to hold/  b1
349   Heaped] [folio 18 recto b1]
350   Lord, ] Lord b2
353   dead. ] dead.” b2 
354   passed; &] passed and b2
357   or] nor b2
358   Then] [folio 13 recto b2]
359   his, or dead] his or dead, b2

362   when the] when b2
369   But] [folio 19 recto b1]
376   where,] where b2

382   justice-hall,] justice-hall b2
383   for] for <th> b1
384   word] words b2
387   said.] said b2
388   O] “O b2
390   pine,] [folio 20 recto b1]; [folio 14 recto b2]; pine b2
392   this] this <#> b1
394   hands,] hands b2

407   Lords] Lord’s b2
408   the jewels] \the jewels/ b2
411   Who] [folio 21 recto b1]
413   years;] years b2
414   awhile] <awal> awhile b1; a while b2
417   dark ning] dark’ning b2
418   life] live b2
418   unnamed] <unk> unnamed b1
419   mens] men’s b2

420   last.] last b2
421   Yet] <And> \Yet/ b1
422   Then] <And> \Then/ b1; [folio 15 recto b2]
422   pain.] pain b2
427   led] led<s> b1
428   she] <the> she b1
432   Yea] [folio 22 recto b1] 432 some] <#> \s/ome b1
435   brought] <set> brought b1
436   in] <o> \i/n b1
439   lawyers] <lovers sa> \lawyers/ b1
439   &] and b2

441   And,] And b2
442   ship’s] <s#> ship’s b1; ships b2
446   stood ... gold.] stood, all <g> clad in gold. b1; stood all clad in gold b2
452   Yet] [folio 16 recto b2]
453   Giddy] [folio 23 recto b1]
455   face,] face b2
458   spoke,] spoke b2

464   oer] o’er b2
470   This] <All> \Th/is b1
472   day] day” b2
473   he,] he b2; [folio 24 recto b1]

480   shame,] shame b2
481   I] [folio 17 recto b2] name,] name b2
482   flesh] flesh <th> b1
484   too] to b2
490   pain;] pain b2
494   And] [folio 25 recto b1]
496   night,] night b2
497   thou] thou<f> b1
497   none,] none b2

502   wrong-doing] wrong doing b2
507   tender-nurtured] tender nurtured b2
510   “Maiden,” ... said,] “Maiden” the prefect said b2
511   merciful,] merciful b2
514   Yea] Yea, b2; [folio 18 recto b2]
516   Though] [folio 26 recto b2]
516   thereby.] thereby b2

522   diest;] diest, b2
526   live”] live,” b2
527   Until] <T> \U/ntil b1
534   Happy] <But> Happy b1
537   Of] [folio 27 recto b1]
539   too swift-drained] \too/ swift-drained b1; too swift drained b2

540   lips:] lips<;>\:/ b2
543   upon the] upon b2
544   nonetheless] none theless b2
545   No] [folio 19 recto b2
552   selfsame] self same 2
553   loved &] loved and b2
556   heart,] heart; b2
557   befell] <fe> befell b1
558   Such] [folio 28 recto b1]
558   rebel] rebels b2
558   Lord;] Lord, b2
559   Dorothea,] Dorothea b2

560   patiently,] patiently b2
570   they,] they b2 
577   A] [folio 20 recto b2]

580   And] [folio 29 recto b1]
584   while,] while b2
590   again, and sighed, &] again and sighed and b2
591   deeds] de<a>\e/ds b1
593   Gods] God’s b2
595   Now] [Not indented b2]

601   So] [folio 29 recto b1]
602   cell:] cell; b2
606   And round] <And to each other > \And roundj b1 
609   She] [folio 21 recto b2]
613   late] late <q> b1
612   other:] other<;>\:/ b2

622   While] [folio 31 recto b1]
626   stains,] stains b2
634   gone, ] gone b2

640   that before this day.] than before this day b2
641   say?”] say? b2
642   Then] [folio 22 recto b2]
642   Yea] “Yea b2
643   I know] [folio 32 recto b1]
645   away,] away b2
648   alas!] Alas! b2
649   Should] Should <f> b1
658   and ... reck] <while round Callistes neck>\and nothing did she reck/ b1
659   Callistes’] Callistes b2

663   And] [folio 31 verso, opposite line 663:] 654 (841,) b1
664   But] [folio 32 (sic) recto (33) b1]
665   arose,] arose b2
666   thee,] thee b2
666   try] try<,> b1  
669   way:] way b2
670   quickly] quickly, b2
672   cried, “yea] cried “yea, b2
673   And] [folio 23 recto b2]
675   rivers] river’s b2
675   side.”] side b2
676   made,] made b2
677   afraid,] afraid b2
not] not <not> b1

681   whatso] wha<s>\t/so b1
682   prefect’s] prefects b2
684   How] [folio (34) recto b1]
688   Calliste’s] Callistes b2
688   lord,] lord b2
693   night ... so] <###> \night/ shall <your ###> \no one be so/ b1
694   ye,] ye b2
699   stand] stand, b2

703   &] and b2
704   That] <And> That b1
705   And] [folio 24 recto b2]
705   down-hanging] down hanging b2
707   That] [folio (35) recto b1]
708   things] thin<k>\g/s b1
709   nought.”] nought b2
711   first] first, b2
713   herein”] <#> herein” b1; herein.” b2
715   bowed] <###> \bowed/ b1
717   Go] “Go b2
719   tire,] t<r>\ir/e, b1

722   die] die, b2
723   even ... unto] <free yea if> even \if un/to b1
726   Death] <d> \D/eath b2
727   hangman’s finger’s] hangmans fingers b2
729   If] [folio (36) recto b1]
730   what] <such> \what/ b1
731   gain.”] gain” b2
732   forth] forth <#> b1
736   Such things were] <The> \Such/ things <was> \were/ <to be> b1
737   They] [folio 25 recto b2]
737   then] them b2
739   Then] Then <to> b1

741   desire.] desire b2
744   Bring] <Fr> Bring b1
750   Where] [folio (37) recto b1]
755   O Maiden] “O maiden b2
755   to-day] to day b2
756   do] do.” b2
757   said,] said b2

760   from me”] from <###>\me”/ b1
765   groaned,] groaned, <###> b1; groaned b2
767   That] [folio 26 recto b2]
767   on that day] <afterwards> \on that day/ b1; [No rhyming couplet for this line following a triplet.]
768   Full] <Fr> Full b1
770   To] [folio (38) recto b1]
770   hear; ] hear b2
771   again, too,] again b2
771   forbear] <b> \f/orbear b1
772   hands,] hands b2
776   hear] hear <fin> b1
776   him] him. b2
777   did] did<s> b1
778   worn, ... face,] worn pale changed face b2
778   unchanged] <ch> unchanged b1                     
779   apart,] apart b2

780   slender, hands] slender, <tremb#> \hands/ b1; slender hands b2
783   enough,] enough b2
786   life,] life b2
787   I] To b2
789   bless] bless.” b2
790   Then] [folio (39) recto b1]
792   reward,] reward b2
796   have fear of this] ha<f>\v/e fear of thi<n>\s/ b1
797   meet] meet the b2
798   That] [folio 27 recto b2]

803   &] and b2
808   her] <s> \h/er b1
809   thee,] <you> \theej, b1
810   &] and b2
812   And] [folio (40) recto b1]
812   sword ... Slain,] sword – let her be slain b2
815   mazed,] mazed b2
816   in] in<to> b1
816   home,] home b2
819   How beit] Howbeit b2

821   had;] <t> had; b1; had, b2
823   Protonotary,] Protonotary b2
824   &] and b2
825   Juno’s] Junos b2
829   this] thi<n>\s/ b1; [folio 28 recto b2]
831   mead” ] mead.” b2
832   Then] [folio (41) recto b1]
834   said] said, b2
834   thing, so] thing, <therefore now> \so/ b1; thing so b2

870   town, ] town b2
872   But] [folio (43) recto b1]
874   fearful] fearful, b2
877   fold;] fold, b2

887   glad.] glad b2
888   Theophilus] <Thep> Th<o>\e/ophilus b1; [folio 30 recto b2]
891   fed,] fed b2
892   came] came. b2
893   Then] [folio (44) recto b1]; [Start of new verse paragraph b2]
894   down, til] <,until> \down, till/ [Correction entry on folio 43 verso b1]; down till b2
896   hand;] hand, b2
897   She,] She b2
899   odorous, ever-blooming] odorous ever blooming b2

901   evermore.”] evermore” b2
904   they were;] the<re>\y/ were; b1; they were b2
905   And,] and b2
907   Now] Now, b2
908   Theophilus] T<e>\h/eophilus b1
909   clime] clim<g>\e/ b1
910   &] and b2
911   town. ] town b2
911.1   Story of Dorothea.] the story of Dorothea b2

 

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