The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice

Textual Notes

David Latham

0.1-0.9

 

The ... man] [Untitled, no argument c3; All letters in upper case CW]
0.2 – Argument – ] ARGUMENT CW
by death, would yet not believe that she might 0.5 not be won back again, but sought her where none
0.6 seek, and there,] s \ee/k, and there, c4; SEEK, AND THERE CW
1 country-side] country side c3
2 Tenarus,] Trenarus c3
3 heart] < hard > heart c4
3 holm oak] holm-oak CW
3 and] & c3
4 Make ... light] And Juniper right hard c3
4 to] \to/ [pencilled insertion c4]
4 through,] through c3
5 noonday. Ere] noonday ere c3
6 place,] place c3
6 beach] beech c3 CW
7 overhead;] over-head c3 8 many-keyed ash] many keyed as \h/ c3
8 and] & c3
9 sparser next] \sparser next/ c3
9 grass;] grass c3
11 black] < # >\b/lack c3
13 least, ... tale;] least as tells the tale c3
14 those .. quarry] that tide no fair prey c3
15 draw .. to the] \make/ the hunter \gain the/ c3
16 small .. ore] fair stream though folk said golden o \re/ c3
18 wait, belike,] wait I deem c3
19 should .. Gods] \should die/ and \all/ the Gods c3
19 die,] die CW
20 the then] < Ch > \The/ changed world as then folk did c3


21 pass dread] pass – < # # now ye shall hear > \for folk did fear dread/ c3
22 That] < Who> < That wood exceedingly with a > That c3
22 much, ... the] much and \deemed the/ c3
23 Walked] < That > Walked c3
23 whiles;] whiles c3
24 dreadful altar-feast] smoking altar feast c3
25 men’s blood] their blood c3; [folio 2 c4]
26 fearful] [No new verse paragraph c3]; hop \e/less c3
27 tell] < dw >\tjell c3
28 Who een] < A >\W/ho e’en c3; Who e’en CW
29 converse;] converse. c3
30 years] days c3
30 one] crone c3
30 then;] then c3 31 die] die, CW
31 she,] she c3
32 tale,] tale c3
32 folks’] folks c3; folk’s CW
33 on:] on; c3
34 sometimes] some times c3
34 awful] aweful c3
35 sunset, ... low] sunset long in the < # > \low/ c3
36 hay-field,] hayfield c3
37 out,] out c3
38 Would fall away,] \W/ould fall away c3
38 youth and] youth & c3
39 breath,] breath c3
40 As love grew] And love would c3
40 death.] death – c3


41 lore,] lore c3
42 hard] great c3
42 sore] sore, CW
43 stream’s] streams c3
43 name,] name c3
44 else; ... still] else-and ever the hag c3
45 call, and,] call and c3 46 cloth,] cloth c3
46 fire,] fire c3
47 Wheat-meal,] Or meal c3
47 slaughtering,] slaughtering c3
48 Fresh] Fresh c3
48 honey,] honey c3
48 thing,] thing c3
51 import;] import, c3
51 skill,] skill c3
52 How ... to] < Ga > to gain mans love perforce to hurt & c3
53 Far-off] Far off c3
53 battle] < fight how > \battle/ c4
53 prevail] prevail, CW
54 half-dead] half dead c3
54 hail.] hail c3; hale [pencilled insertion c4]; hale. CW
55 wood,] [No new verse paragraph c3]; wood c3 CW
56 The ... deem:] [folio verso c3] That country side I deem c3
56 fierce] fierce, CW
57 love,] love c3; [folio 3 c4]
58 folk, ... wait] folk that would await c3
59 doubtful] tearful c3
60 come] come – c3; come. CW


61 With none of] But not with c3; [No new verse paragraph c3]
62 with ... went] telleth of a man who c3
63-64 Amid ... doubt] Went midst the dwelling \that were/ round about the wood
\The wood/ Hearkening the tales of < evil and of good > \dark and doubt/ c3
65 silent himself, distraught] silent himself, < w > silent himself and worn c3; < and worn > \distraught/ c4
66-114 Amid ... vain] With unnamed grief till on a bitter morn
Upon the border of the stream he stood
With strained eyes fixed upon the fearful wood X c3 [These three lines
correspond with 100-02. The next corresponding lines are 103-14 which follow 1ine 136. (See note for line 137.)
66 Amid ... thought] \Amid the wondering men with bitter thought/ c4
67 grief untold] untold grief c4
68 vale] vale, CW
74 beloved:] beloved. CW
75 wooed] woo\e/d c4
76 wore by] < came round > \wore by/ c4


82 oer] o’er CW
87 Ye] [New verse paragraph CW]
88 belike] < indeed > \belike/ c4
91 Some] [folio 4 c4]
96 move.] move, CW
97 what hidden place,] hidden place. CW


104 summers] summer’s CW
107 limb,] limb; CW
110 ruth] ruth< s > c4
112 hour] < # > hour c4
115 it,] it c3
116 ice; the sun] ice, the < sky > \sun/ c3
116 Betwixt] \be/Twixt c3
117 Already,] Already c3
118 marred] spoilt c3
118 cloud-bars dull and] cloud bars dull & c3
119 That ... north;] The light cold wind bore up from the north c3
120 brake-side ... a] brake side peered the c3


121 And ... overhead] Behind the man and snarled & over head c3
122 wheeled,] wheeled c3
To make him rich. Then Orpheus seemed to wake
as from a dream, and looked around, & spake
123 rich. Then Orpheus] rich – now the man c3
124 dream,] dream c3; [folio 5 c4]
124 around, & spake] around and spake c3;
124 around and spake: CW
125 “Long hast thou been a dying, O bitter year,
Whose summer-tide such woe to me did bear!
125 “Long] Long c3
125 a dying O] a dying O c3; a-dying O CW
125 year,] year c3
126 summer-tide such woe] soft springtide such woes c3
126 bear!] bear – c3
127 And .. withal] And < is > \doth/ not time < dead > \die/ now c3;
And < will > \dieth/ not time < die too > \withal/, c4; [No new verse paragraph c3]
128 little,] little c3
128 live.] live – c3
129 But I – ] And I, c3
129 die,] die c3
130 E’en] Een c3
130 utterly gone by,] dead but living (float c3
131-33 But ... float,] [No corresponding lines c3]
134 from ... stream’s] \from the sea r/ from a \dark streams/ rivers c3
135 sea ... death.”] sea) fullfulled of death. c3; ful< l > filled of death.” c4
136 He] ________________________ still
Into a timeless changeless waste of ill
Made but to hate my wretched soul shall He c3
136 hands,] hands c3
136 breath, ] breath c3
137 And o’er] X (Black was his raiment and a withered wreath
Of flowers that once had known the summers breath
Was round his head, an ivory harp well strung
With golden strings about his neck there hung
Lovely the man was most well wrought of limb
But white and wasted was the face of him
Beneath his golden hair a thing to move
A very goddess with sweet ruth & love
If she might dream a \little/ while that fate
Stayed by the hand of love an hour \could/ wait
To let her taste the hope & fear and pain
That \men on earth must think not/ we must strive to think not wholly vain)
< w > And oer c3 [These 12 lines correspond with lines 103-14.]
137 grass ... snow] < herba > grass that with the thin dry c3
137 through] < with > \through/ c4
138 aloft,] aloft c3
139 streams] stream’s c3
139 place,] place c3
140 Then, with his] And with the c3; Then with his CW
140 face] face, CW


141 and splashed] & \splashed/ c3
142 bank,] < # >\b/ank c3
142 drew,] drew c3
143 aught] [folio 2 recto c3] man c3
144 seek,] seek c3
144 and] & c3
144 strive.] strive – c3
145 quailed,] quailed c3
146 E’en] Een c3
146 winter day’s sick] winter’s day’s half c3
146 Beneath] < Neath the black roof of yew trees > Beneath c3
147 boughs, and] boughs & c3
148 Betwixt ... to] Amid the dim\yew/ trunks seemed unto c3
149 Gained day] Not gained from day c3; Gained not from day, CW
149 strange place shed] kingdom dead c3
150 Where ... dead] That \k/new no-day now might there over shed c3
150 Where ... need] < That needs no night or day > Where day and night need/ c4
151 that] the c3
151 see,] see c3
152 Scarce might] < Scarcely > \how/ c3
152 &] and c3 CW
153 Reach ... ground: ] < Nor > Reached the < hard > sparse herbage, < never any sound > \or the grown hard ground/ c3
154 now,] now c3
155 heard;] heard. c3
156 Yet ... feared,] < Yet had his moody heart been lightly feared >
< But that that withal had he been lightly > feared
< Had been enow > Yet by the silence nowise he c3
157 For,] for c3; [folio 6 c4]
157 in grief and] by grief & c3
157 intent,] intent c3 [Three initial R’s drawn in margin c3]
158 Scarcely ... which] Scarce might he see the way whereon c3
159 took ... trees,] note the changing trees c3
160 From out] < As > from \out/ c3


161 grew,] grew c3
161 him,] him c3
161 behind.] behind c3
162 Thus] [No new verse paragraph c4]
163 went, till] went c3
163 light] light, CW
164 Red, ... silent] Red dusky flickering \through/ < showed all ward > the cold grey c3
165 the] \the/ c3
165 long wavering way] \long wavering way/ c3
165 way] way, CW
166 and] & c3
166 treetrunks grey] tree-trunks grey c3; tree-trunks grey. CW
167 lips,] lips c3
168 whit, but swiftlier] whit but swifter c3
169 light, until at] light till at the c3
170 open passed,] space of wood he passed c3
171 what say,] < dark oerhead it was nor > \what was over head he/ could < he > \not/ say c3
171 overhead] over head c3
172 else;] else, c3
172 world’s] worlds c3
173 yet, night] yet though dusk had all been there c3
174-76 With flare] But for the red light that he now saw glare c3; [Line drawn across folio c3]
174 With] < And > \With/ c4
175 there] < round > \there/ c4
177 stone,] stone c3
179 land: he] land he c3; land. He CW
179 feet,] feet c3 CW
180 might ... they] And < scarcely > know \no what/ what flowers they c3
180 meet] meet, CW


182 thin grey grass] sparse herbage c3
182 dusty-white] dusty white c3
183 cold ... whereby] world without so that c3
184 some ... thus] a most dread place he c3
184 to,] to c3
185 But] Yet c3
185 fear, nay] fear but c3
185 hope,] hope
186 Should ... and] Was all about him that c3
186 him,] him; CW
187 seasons,] seasons
187 each, ... night and] each & night & c3
188 Waxing] Wax< ed >\ing/ c4
188 and waning thus] & waning clear c3 v 188 away] away. CW
189 doorway of that] door of that strange c3; door\way/ of that c4 [folio 7 c4]
190 passed, and as] passed and when c3
191 its ... hopes] the threshold might thoughts c3
192 heart. He entered;] heart – he entered – c3
193 Shot ... that] Ran up from fl < l >oor to roof < a >\o/f that strange c3
194 and] & c3
195 and] & c3
195 there.] there c3
196 had he ... fair] hall he might have reckoned fair c3; [hall] had he accounted fair CW
197 Mid] Amid c3 [folio 2 verso c3]
197 sunlight] sunlight, CW
197 with ... trees] and the doubtful breeze c3
198 Brushing ... breeze; ] The windows \brushed/ < looked through > by < the > boughs of flickering trees c3
199 here,] here c3
200 Save roar,] But the flames roar c3


201 Amidst where] Upon a city w\h/ere c3
201 died,] died c3
189 doorway of that] door of that strange c3; door\way/ of that < strange > c4 [folio 7 c4]
190 passed, and as] passed and when c3
191 its ... hopes] the threshold might thoughts c3
192 heart. He entered;] heart – he entered – c3
193 Shot ... that] Ran up from fl < l > oor to roof < a >\o/f that strange c3
194 and] & c3
195 and] & c3
195 there.] there c3
196 had he ... fair] hall he might have reckoned fair c3; [hall] had he accounted fair CW
197 Mid] Amid c3 [folio 2 verso c3]
197 sunlight] sunlight, CW
197 with ... trees] and the doubtful breeze c3
198 Brushing ... breeze; ] The windows \brushed/ < looked through > by < the > boughs of flickering trees c3
199 here,] here c3
200 Save roar,] But the flames roar c3


201 Amidst where] Upon a city w\h/ere c3
201 died,] died c3
202 Dreadful and] Was nought but dreadful c3
203 Doubtful dazed] < With > a little while <& dazzled by the blaze> \doubtful with eyes all dazed/ c3
204 swirling ... gazed;] flame a round he gazed c3
205 All] A< n >\ll/ c3
205 there, ... white,] there < white withel a > flawless smooth white c3
205 flawless smooth] flawless-smooth CW
206 Pavement ... roof,] < Pavement & walls and roof > Pavement & walls & roof c3
207 it: betwixt] it, twixt c3
207 and] & c3
209 Whose] < That mirror > W< a >\ho/s c3
209 flame;] flame c3
210 same,] same c3
211 by] to c3; < to >\by/ c4
212 black-fleeced] black- < feel > fleeced c3
212 piteously] piteously, CW
213 his breast apace.] < the > his throat apace c3
214 Now] Then c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
214 place;] place c3; place: CW
215 “Draw ... tale] Draw nigher Orpheus \to/ tell tales c3
215 nigher] nigher, CW
216 me and thee] thee & me c3
217 hast] hath c3; ha < th >\st/ c4
217 and] & c3
217 move:] move c3
218 Tales] < Su > Tales c3
218 of, and sweet love,] of & sweet love c3
219-20 Where ... eyes. “] [No corresponding lines c3]


221 Then] [No new verse paragraph c3] [folio 8 c4]
223 sin and his] own sin & c3
223 abide,] abide c3
224 manifest,] manifest c3
225 Dimly ... and] He had not known nor dreamed of c3
226 How ... on] Drew him along c3
226 meet.] meet c3
227 But ... tall] And as betwixt the pillars white c3
228 Lo, ... cast] Neither his blackness nor their whiteness c3
229 pavement, in] floor in all c3
230 Of] < And > Of c3
230 shaft ... light.] _____________ of ruddy light – c3
231-32 But sound] [No corresponding lines c3]
233 Died ... he] And now as he adown the hall c3
233 Died] < He thrust >\Died/ c4
233 away,] away CW
234 And] He c3
234 at ... far] on the further c3
236 stone, a woman,] \s/tone a woman c3
236 raiment:] raiment c3
237 span ... thread:] sp< # >n a coal-black thread c3
239 eyes,] eyes c3
239 and] & c3
240 her raiments] < the > her raiments c3; her raiment’s CW


241 “All ... we] [No new verse paragraph c3] All hail worlds hope worlds love she cried we c3;
“All hail, World’s Hope, World’s Love!” she cried, “we CW
242 fain] fain – c3; fain: CW
243-46 Yea ... alone!”] [No corresponding lines c3]
243 Yea] Yea, CW
245 brass] brass, CW
247 Now ... withal] [No new verse paragraph c3] He had drawn close already now c3
248 with ... dreamed,] like other things was dreamed c3
249 had no import:] mattered nought yea c3
249 there,] there c3
250 thought] thought, CW
250 heart] < life >\heart/ c4
250 fill,] fill c3
251 from out] now from c3
252 oer his cheeks] oer his face c3; o’er his cheeks CW
253 Mocked ... corpse-like] From from her corpse like c3; [folio 9 c4]
254 if] [folio 3 recto c3] though c3
254 know.] know c3
255 Then] But c3
255 and steady gaze] & steady look c3
255 cried] cried: CW
256 “Mother, all hail!] < Yea > < h > \a/ll hail mother c3
256 wide,] wide c3
257 met;] met c3
257 desire, and] desire & c3
258 life’s] 1ifes c3
258 show!”] show c3
259 at ... I;] \at/ she cried am I c3
260 and die,] & die c3


261 birth,] birth c3
262 made mine:] < brought to me > \made mine/ c3
263 very heart – ] very heart c3; \very/heart – c4
263 knows, who knows,] knows who knows c3
264 Whence] Where c3
264 born,] born c3
265 Gods,] \####/ Gods c3
265 as alone I sit,] as I sit c3
266 end of it.] fall of it c3
267 to me,] to c3
267 world,] world c3
268 be,] be c3
269 mighty, thinking] mighty thinkest c3
271 – Assay it,] Assay it c3; Assay it, CW
271 singer,] singer c3
272 little ... love,] hearts of men ore ere thou thoughst of love c3
273 not] thou c3
273 more, ... fool,] more now hot heart fool c3
274 as now wert] & now w<#>ert c3
276 Whose sweet sound] Whose sweet c3
276 die.] die c3
277 – Thou hearkenest not – ] Thou hearkenest not c3
278 desire? Speak,] desire speak c3
278 tale!”] tale – c3
278 of] all c3
279 wandering] [No new verse paragraph c3] wondering c3
279 turned to her,] gazed at her c3
280 words did bear,] speech did bear c3


281 when] < she > when c4
281 made ... all,] came unto an end c3
281 said;] said c3; said: CW
282 “Mother, ] [Line drawn between 281-82 c3] Mother c3
282 dead,] dead c3
283 alive – ] alive c3
283 be,] be c3
284 misery,] misery c3
285 I, young, unwise,] I young unwise c3; [folio 10 c4] I, young unwise, CW
286 their] the c3
287 As ... nor] as thou dost nor forsooth c3
< Even > 287 dost:] dost, c3
288 E’en] Een c3
288 sight;] sight c3
289 and] \a/nd c3
290 dally] < play > \dally/ c3
290 regret,] regret c3
291 bitter-sweet half-rest;] bitter sweet halfrest c3; bitter-sweet half-rest, CW
292 best] best, CW
293 Forgetfulness] But which both thou and I have cast away
Forgetfulness c3
294 bear] < w > \b/ear c3
295 Sick-hearted] Sick hearted c3
295 wear.] wear – c3 296 thee not,] no ore c3
297 thou know’st mine;] thou knowst c3
< gh > 297 nought,] nought c3
298 all men, to] men unto c3
298 place.”] place c3
299 she gaze,] [No new verse paragraph c3] gaze c3
300 Then ... nay] She cried nay nay c3; Then cried: “Nay nay, CW


301 kill] slay c3
302 so] So c3
302 be,] be c3
303 thee; ] [folio 3 verso c3] thee c3
304 I,] I CW
304 am even] myself am c3 v 304 these,] these CW
305 to gain] nor find c3
305 ease.] peace c3
306 – Yet hearken now,] Yet hearken now c3
306 there,] there c3
307 and] & c3
307 and so fair] & so fair c3; and so fair, CW
308 on ... heart – ] \on/ thy lips and < o > \i/n thine heart c3
308 heart – ] heart < , > \ – / c4
309 – More] More c3 CW
309 in] < th > in c4
309 in ... art,] thou art in this one part c3
310 rule.] rule c3
311 not;] not c3
312 and fair;] & fair c3; and fair. CW
313 Even] And < through > c3
314 breast] brest c3
315 longings ... tale.] longing to tell all thy tale c3
315 tale.] tale: CW
316 Through] By c3
317 & hot,] & hot c3; and hot, CW
318 bear] < r >\b/ear c3 [folio 11 c4]
319 thine] thy c3
320 o’ersweet] o’er sweet c3


321 star-crowned winters] star crowned winders c3; star-crowned winter’s CW
321 feet;] feet c3
322 While thou thyself,] < Come then today and strive & strive & fail > While thou thyself c3
< see >
323 Alone, unloved] Alone unloved c3; < Whil > \Alon/e, unloved c4; Alone involved, CW
323 where.] where c3
324 and ... fail,] & strive & strive and fail c3
325 and conquered] & wearied c3; and conquered – CW
325 avail,] avail c3
326 and fairer to] & fairer for c3
327 In ... through,] Thou passed thy span in triumph through c3
328 and] & c3
328 glad.”] glad c3
329 knew not] knew c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
329 bad] bad, CW
330 him,] him c3
332 him; ... king’s] him as a kings c3
333 When] < T >\W/hen c3
334 him, and] him & c3
335 about.] about c3
336 But] [No new verse paragraph c3]
337 ice-cold,] ice-cold c3
338 Until they came] \Until they came/ c3 < Untrembling >
338 fair,] fair c3
< They came, and then she bade him bide still there > < Then went her ways wel > < They came > 339 bide, and] bide & c3
340 Departed,] Departed c3


341 Bare] < Had > \Bare/ c3
341 see,] see c3
342 crowned,] crowned ,c3
343 ground,] ground c3
344 water:] water c3
345 dead,] dead c3
346 back, and therewith] and therewith she c3
347 and] & c3
347 load,] load c3
348 fire licked up;] flame licked up c3
349 cup,] cup c3
350 from that] with \th/at c3; [folio 12 c4]
< wa > 350 spake;] spake c3; spake: CW
351 “Drink,] Drink c3; “Drink CW
351 not;] not: c3
352 a while; lie] in < sleep > a while lie c3; a while. Lie CW
354 thyself: but] thyself but c3; thyself. But CW
354 wak’st] wakst c3
355 harp,] harp c3
356 melody; ... the] melody < tell > in whatso c3
357 mayest, sing thou] mayest tell < y > \th/ou c3
358 not,] not c3
360 Howso] < Who > Howso c3
360 afterward. Farewell] afterwards – farewell c3


361 soe’er] soeer c3
361 tell,] tell c3
362 ne’er] neer c3
363 Thine all devouring] Thy < hopeless > all devouring c3; Thine all-devouring CW
364 the Gods] the < great > Gods c3
365 Patience] Patience c3
< Patience > < Great patience > < with those last words > 365 silence] silence, CW
365 all.” ] all c3
366 drank,] drank c3
366 ere] < h >er\e/ c3
366 o’er] oer c3
367 floor] floor, CW
368 feebly] \feebly/ c3
369 gone,] gone c3
370 Again; and yet] Again, and ye c3
371 forth,] forth c3
371 move,] move c3
372 him, ’gainst] him gainst c3; him ’gainst CW
373 a ... fair] dreams withal of \the fair/ Thracian c3; a < long > \void/ space < of nought > ; < and > then < the > \dreams of the fair/ c4
374 fathers] father’s CW; [Lines 374-75 follow 1ine 376 and are in parenthesis c3]
374 That ... house,] And at the foot thereof his father’s house c3
375 and maidens,] & maidens amorous c3
376 That waited] < He dreamed of > \that waited/ c4
376 to] < fo >\t/o c3
377 song, that] song till c3
377 robe’s] robes c3
378 Might] Should c3
378 maidens] maiden’s CW
378 feet,] feet c3
379 loosed] loosed c3
< hair flying >
379 sweet,] sweet c3 CW
380 youths] youth’s CW
380 trembling ... anigh.] face drawn trembling her anigh c3


381 deemed] dreamed c3
382 ‘Orpheus is dead,] Orpheus is dead c3; “Orpheus is dead, CW
382 again’] again c3; again,” CW
383 And] And even c3; [folio 13 c4]
383 therewithal] therewith c3
384 cry] scream c3
384 wailing] wailings c3
385 burst ... the] straightway burst out from that c3
385 crowd,] crowd c3; crowd; CW
386 But ... away,] But even there withal sight passed away c3
387 or day,] and day c3
388 time,] time c3
388 live;] live
390 With] With < al > c3
390 wail] wail, c3
390 all;] all c3
391 at last the] the late white c3
392 Midst he] \Through/ < Dim in > a glimmering twilight did c3
393 slowly and] \slowly/ from the dark \void/ < now all que now > quenched & c3
< silent > 394 was; ... on] was < flow dripping from on > \gone, great drops dropped from on/ c3
396 place – ] \place/ c3
397 love my love! – ] love, my love, CW
398 cried; but] cried yet c3
399 Unto] [folio 4 verso c3]
400 Unto] About c3
400 body, and] body & c3


401 to ... part,] < in the time gone by to gain some part > \to gain memory, his white lips
did part/ c3
403 down-dropped ... head,] down-dropped and moveless head c3
404 cried; “O love,] cried O love c3; cried: “O love, CW
404 Eurydice!”] Eurydice c3
405 his voice rang mournfully,] the sound rang mournfully c3; < the sound > \his voice/ rang mournfully, c4 406 away,] away c3
407 drip into] dripping in c3
407 near,] near c3
408 breathing: so] breathing till c3; breathing. So CW
409 against] upon c3
409 beloved,] beloved c3
410 its strings] his sound
411 once, ... round,] yet amid the marvels round c3; once, but < now > mid \the/ marvels round, c4
412 In that] Mid the c3
412 and] & c3
413 A] Seemed c3
413 eer ... to.] he had hearkened to c3
413 eer] e’er CW
414 Therewith ... remember] But therewithal he minded c3
414 gan] ’gan CW
415 pass,] pass c3
415 hitherto] hithertoo c3
416 bidding ... crone] < words > \bidding of/ the dreadful crone < had said > c3
416 crone] crone. CW
417 alone,] alone c3; [folio 14 c4]
418 None nigh] With none c3
418 sore] sore, CW
419 soft,] soft c3
419 o’er] oer c3
420 tears;] tears, c3


422 bygone ... stooped] the old days he stood c3; [line drawn between 421-22 with 54 written in margin c3]
423 harp ... he] well loved harp and c3
423 quake,] quake c3
424 himself;] himself c3 425 harp,] strings c3
426 hope;] hope, c3
427 red gold] strained strings c3
428 wise:] wise, c3
429 strike,] strike c3
430 what] what < who > c3
430 forth.] forth c3
431 For] < W >\Fo/r c3
431 worth,] worth c3; worth: CW
432 lived,] lived c3
433 filled ... love.] peopled with his love c3
434 Long ... gone,] Long ago has he gone c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
435 love, ... bind,] love or to bind c3
436 words like these] < such a wise >\words like these/ c3; words like these, CW
437 they be] it is c3
437 melodies.] melodies – c3 [Line drawn after 437 followed by line 486 c3]
438 While] [folio 5 recto is an inserted 34 lined white folio bearing lines 438-486 c3; WHILE CW
439 things,] things c3
440 The wide] Of the c3
440 kings, ] kings c3


441 and] & c3
442 the ... world] wise men <#> that the word c3
442 know] know. CW
443 song, ] song c3
444 And] Or c3
444 & strong,] and strong c3; and strong, CW
445 And] Or c3
445 swept] raced c3
446 And] Or c3
447 ears] ears. CW
448 So] [folio 15 c4]
449 men; ] men c3
450 again, ] again c3
452 As] When c3
452 these. ] thesec3
454 oxen sleek] oxen, sleek, CW
454 fed, ] fed c3
455 dead, ] dead c3
456 sun] sun, CW
457 I sang] sang I CW
457 done, ] done c3
458 gladdened] gladdened CW
458 light] light, CW
459-60 When ... night,] In the odorous torchlit light When the feet of girls gleamed white c3


462 shame] < fl > shame c4; shame.
463 agone,] agone c3
464 sit] sing c3
465 one,] one c3
466 we were] wee r c3; we < re > were c4 < e >
467 there.] there c3
468 All such things] Yea < oft > all such c3
470 grow; ] grow c3
471 hope and] < war > hope & c3
472 slow-creeping fate.] slow creeping fate c3
473 sing?] sing c3
474 The sick] the < # > sick c3
474 cling,] cling c3
475 that everything,] \t/hat everything c3; that everything CW
476 mine eyes,] mi< # >ne
477 miseries?] miseries c3
478 Slow] SLOW CW
478 wail] < voice >\wail/ c3; [folio 16 c4] wai\l/ c4 < t >
479 hall;] hall c3
479 dark] dusk c3
480 back,] back c3
480 whence or how] how or where c3


481 But there] And so c3
481 now] there c3
482 silence,] silence c3
484 and] [folio 5 verso c3]; & c3
485 dread hush rang] silence rang – c3; dread hush rang. CW
486 ye,] ye c3; Ye, CW
486 earth,] earth c3 CW
487 world’s gain Is] earth’s gain is c3
487 dearth,] dearth c3
488 And ... worth,] pain but a little laughter & love of little worth c3
489 Or] or c3
490 slow ... pain?] slow born of joy the bliss drawn forth from c3
490 slow born] slow-born CW
491 Nor] nor c3
492 and] & c3
492 Nor know] – nor knows c3
492 stive,] strive c3
493 have might] < can love > \have might/ c4
< On >
493 To] to c3
493 give, ] give c3
494 love, Or] love or c3; love, \O/n c4
< O >
494 shall be] may c3
495 my foes, On] < my > \fo/es or c3
495 burns] stirs c3
496 hearken, Can] hearken can c3
496 ere while] erewhile c3 CW
497 kings, And] kings & c3
497 did beguile,] I beguiled c3; did beguile? CW
498 When] [folio 6 recto c3]; And c3
498 Must] must c3
498 and] & c3
499 That] that c3
499 woe,] woe c3
500 And] < And the maids did drop their lids & their full hearts fuller grow > And c3
500 apart, And] apart and c3
500 go.] go c3


501 who ... By] who < se hands are > \never were/ by c3
501 and ill,] or ill c3
502 give, ] give c3
502 worthy Or] \worthy/ or c3
502 still:] still c3
503 No] no c3
503 should] should ever c3
504 held] he < e >\l/d c3
504 love, If] love < l > \i/f c3
503 her ... gone,] who is gone c3
505 Living ... won] Living < n > \b/reathing to my breast never then would all be won c3; Living, breathing, to my breast, Not e’en so were all well won. CW
506 this, That] this that c3; [folio 17 c4]
507 counted, For we] counted for us c3; counted, For < us > \we/ c4
508 As ... Twixt] < O a little time on earth > \As on earth we sat a little/ twixt c3
508 little] < while > \little/ c4
508 and] & c3
509 Ere] < er > ere we c3
509 strife] strive c3; strife, CW
510 to love, Ere] to love ere c3; \to/ love, Ere c4
510 life] life. CW
511 earth, To] earth to [folio 5 verso c3]; earth to CW
511 sick] < with > sick c3
512 eyes] hope c3
512 away, ... depart] away when in them we have no part c3
512 depart] depart: CW
513 lone ... And] lonely and < we >\can/not\give/we c3
514 wealth and might,] might & wealth c3
514 & can give,] and can give c3; and can give, CW
515 gain] < good >\gain/ c4
515 death,] death c3; death? CW
515 and make alive.] & make alive c3; and make alive! CW
516 He] HE CW
516 listened, for] listened and c3; [folio 6 recto c3]
517 around] around – c3; around, CW
518 was;] was – c3
519 But] < Then > But c3
519 pass,] pass c3
520 Whateer ... and] Whatso it was < within > with a little & c3
520 Whateer] whate’er CW


521 moment silently,] short while silently c3
522 unto the door,] < forth toward > \unto/ the door < and g > c3
524 hall,] hall c3
524 death,] death c3
525 drawing] catching c3
525 breath,] breath c3
526 His feet] His c3
526 gainst his will] ’gainst his will, CW
527 sound, portentous,] sound portentous c3
528 air: ... think:] air, and now he ‘gan to think c3
529 “Yea,] Yea c3; Yea, CW
529 drink,] drink CW c3
530 From ... cup,] A while agone c3; < A while agone > \From the crones cup,/ c4
531 lonely, ... rife,] lonely withal memory rife c3
532 left,] left c3
533 unsatisfied;] unsatisfied c3
534 Away] < Alone > away c3
534 Ah] ah c3
535 go,] go c3
536 thou ... lone?] art lone O love as I am lone c3
537 gone,] gone c3
538 love,] love c3; [folio 17 c4]
540 threatened ... cease. ] mocking threatened that it neer should cease – c3


541 Ah,] Ah c3
541 peace,] peace c3
542 we meet, now] ere nor c3
543 dull unrest! It] world unblestlt c3; dull unrest! CW
544 oer the strings,] oer the strings c3; [No new verse paragraph c3]; o’er the strings, CW
545 long-past] long past c3
546 music,] music c3
547 echoless land] \echoless/land c3
< of dreams > 547 and strong.] & strong c3
548 O me, a] A c3 [folio 6 verso c3]; O ME, a CW
549 grass,] grass CW
550 wood-dove] dove c3
551 and lover,] & lover c3
552 garden-close] garden close c3
553 knows, ] knows c3
554 and] & c3
555 ‘Orpheus ... day’ ] Orpheus will be wed today c3; “Orpheus shall be wed today –” CW
556 ‘The ... of] < And white armed > \The white of/ c3
556 ‘The] “The CW
557 Fair,] Fair c3 CW
558 ‘Soft beneath] Up betwixt c3; “Soft beneath CW
558 White –’] white c3; white –” CW
559 “Bear ... delight] < Shall > pass\eth/ < to bring him all > \delight/ c3
560 morn shall touch.’] day shall touch c3; < day > \morn/ shall touch.’ c4; morn shall touch.” CW


561 ‘Come then love,] Come then love c3; “Come then, love, CW
563 enduring happiness.’] their summer happiness c3
563 happiness.’ ] happiness.” CW
564 ‘Yea love, for] Come then while c3; “Yea love, for CW
565 Still, and] And the c3
566 overworn] overworn, CW
568 death!] death c3; death!” CW
569 other’s] others c3; [No new verse paragraph c3]
570-71 And each ... arm] [No corresponding lines c3]
572 grass;] grass c3
573 There] And c3
576 snake;] snake c3
577 beauty] fairness c3
578 eyes] < wise > \eyes/ c3 c4
580 now, and shall] and sometimes c3
580 now,] < , > now, c4


581 Yet ... that] To that red roofed pillared c3
582 Ah, ... wide,] Ah < me > < a > & the gate is \open/ wide c3
583 long-cupped] long cupped c3
584 there,] there c3
585 garden-god] garden god c3
586 have,] have c3
587 scythe] s\c/ythe c4
591 unnailed ... peach] the peach unnailed c3
591 now] noe, CW
592-93 No ... full] [No corresponding lines c3]
594 And ... worn] Down the wall the c3
594 foot ... veined] foot-worn pink-veined CW
595 Of] In c3
595 hath grown;] has grown c3
597 Moans] Moan c3
598 mid] < in >\mid/ c4; [folio 7 recto c3]
598 summer’s heat.] summers heart c3
599 Think] [No new verse paragraph c3]
600 glad?] clad c3


601 They who] For they c3; [folio 20 c4]
602 night,] night c3
604 Yellows] Yellow\s/ th c4
604 away,] away c3
605 And how] < And the > c3
607 neer touched] neer felt c3; ne’er touched CW
607 head?] head c3 [Evergreen bough drawn after “head” c3]
608 They] < Did > They c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
609 bed-gear] white clothes c3
609 draw;] draw c3
611 half-happy drowth.] its happy drowth – c3
612 And] On c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]; \And/ c4
< On > 614 came,] < s >\c/ame c3
615 thereo’er] thereoer c3
616 Trembling] < SSe > Trembling c3
616 sweet,] sweet c3
616 why,] why c3
617 so soon to] that soon should c3; < that was > \so soon/ to c4
619 saw our kiss.] < heard > \saw/ our kiss – c3; saw our kiss? CW


621 they, ] they c3
622 feel?] feel c3
623 steal,] steal c3
624 Een] E’en c3; E’en CW
624 alone] alon< g >\e/ c3
626 Where] And c3
626 thing.] thing c3
627-30 Each ... eve] [No corresponding lines c3] 629 mysteries] < miseries > \mysteries/ c4
631 Till ... eve] Till they met folk sorrowing c3
632 Folk ... to] And with strained cars hear them c3; [Folio 21 c4]
633 death] < end > \death/ c4
633 joy befell.] love befell – c3 634 ceased ... sore,] stopped now trembling sore c3
635 murmer ... gathering] murmuring sound like a low c3
635 murmur] murmur< ing > c4
635 by;] by c3
636 were] were< , > c4
636 laugh] laugh < l > c4
637 mocking, fearful,] mocking fearful c3
637 fall.] fall c3
638 “Ye ... then, ] Ye hearken 0 ye hearken cried he then c3
638 hearken, cried] hearken,” cried CW
639 Yet] -T-\Y/et c4; “Yet CW
639 hearkening do] hearken and c3
639 woes] sons c3
639 speak, speak,] speak speak c3
640 mine!] mine c3
640 dumb, now,] dumb then c3


641 Meeteth] Meeting c3
642 Gods naked, alone,] Gods< ’ > naked alone c3; Gods, naked, alone, CW
642 And unafriad] < All > unafraid c3; And unafraid, CW
643 void?” Already] void already c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
645 A] One c3
645 take,] take c3
646 with] with < he > c3
646 a-fire] afire c3
647 arise.] arise c3
648 O] O < f > c3 [folio 7 verso c3]; O IF CW
648 grown] grown, c3 CW
649 Gods,] Gods c3
650 moan,] moan c3
652 world’s woe ... heart.] worlds woe and the worlds heart c3
655 I ... forlorn:] on you I cried forlorn c3
656 not,] not c3
657 heard,] heard c3
658 me!] me c3
658 enow; ] enow c3
660 rye-fields] rye fields c3; rye-field’s CW
660 row,] row c3


662 my] < # > my c4
663 The July] O < f > \t/he June c3; [folio 22 c4]
663 clear] clear, CW
664 cock’s] cocks c3
664 hear,] hear c3
665 there,] there c3
667 enwound, ] enwound c3
668 oer] at c3; o’er CW
669 The sun arose,] < That morn > the sun arose -to die> c3
670 Lit up] < And > \Lit up/ c3
670 anigh;] anigh c3
672 down, ... white.] down all waxen white c3
673 and higher arose] & higher clomb c3
675 done;] done c3
677 sore,] sore c3
677 not.] not c3
678 west it gan] went it gan c3; west it ’gan CW
678 wend,] wend c3
680 end;] end c3


682 hold,] hold c3
683 Yet all that] And still the c3
683 nought,] nought c3
684 Through] < The hours in sun and calm were caught > Through c3
684 was] was < was > c3
684 methought;] methought c3
687 and] & c3
689 Een ... other] As in the < s > midst of c3
689 Een] E’en CW
690 Surely] Methinks c3
690 face] face, CW
691 day] \day/ c3; [folio 23 c4]
692 dream] dream. CW
693-702 And ... it.] [No corresponding lines c3]
694 need] need; CW
695 weed] weed, CW
696 lack] lack, CW
689 worlds] world’s CW
703 and] & c3 [folio 8 recto c3] [No new verse paragraph c3]
704 And] < No more a laugh > And c3
705 sounded] seemed most c3
706 part.] part c3
707 Then] And c3
707 cried:] cried may c3
709 alone!”] alone – c3
710 the air] air c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
710 A] that c3
711 Orpheus] “Orpheus,” CW
712 with that sound] therewithal c3; with < s > \t/hat sound c4
713 him,] him c3
713 indeed,] indeed c3
714 Whate’er that is,] Whateer that is c3
714 meed,] meed – c3
716 spake: “O Orpheus,] [No new verse paragraph c3]; spake O singer c3
717 world] day c3
717 not:] not, c3
718 Unnamed, unknown,] The unnamed unknown c3
718 thee;] thee c3; thee? CW
719 ears] ear c3; ears, CW
720 On ... bears,] Thy love move that which hath no love to bear c3; [folio 24 c4]


721 On] Thy c3
721 that, which never] that which ever c3
722 world] word c3
723 more?] more c3
724 But] Yet c3
724 for as much] forasmuch c3 CW
725 are, they] and thi< ne earthly > c3
726 wills,] wills c3
727-33 Done ... strong,] Thou yet mayst gain from us but c3
727 Done ... yet] Done < from > \to/ the world thou yet c4
734 weigh] see c3
734 grain ... is] small grain may be c3
735 by gone.”] by gone – c3; bygone.” CW
736 voice, but] voice & c3
736 gaze, and lo,] gaze and lo c3
738 dusk] gloom c3
739 bright,] & c3
740 ’gainst] gainst c3
740 wood;] wood c3


741 and] sa< i >d c3
741 wind, and] wind & c3
742 Carne ... by] First one by one c3
742 sad faced] sad eyed c3; sad < eyed > \faced/ c4; sad-faced CW
743 weary ... to ] women passed him by and each did c3; < and > \nor failed/ each < one did > \to/ c4
745 An added grief:] An < d > added grief c3
745 away,] away c3
746 rain clouds] rain-clouds CW
747 Oer ... streaming] Driven by the west c3
747 Oer] O’er CW
747 be] be, CW
748 unmatched] different c3
749 Unnamed, unhealed:] Unnamed unhealed – c3
750 over] and hid c3
751 voiceless sightless,] voiceless sightless c3; voiceless, sightless, CW
751 thought,] thought c3
752 And so] Then once c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]; [folio 25 c4]
752 brought;] brought c3
753 “O Orpheus,] O Orpheus c3
753 and measured this,] enow of this c3
753 thou] < y >\th/ou c4
754 wail out for] < s > now still ask c3
754 bliss,] bliss c3 CW
755 great-hearted; knowest thou] great hearted speak & pray c3; great-hearted? knowest thou CW
756-57 If ... pray] [No corresponding lines c3]
756 at] \at/ c4
758 And ... give] Because some grace belike thou gainst c3
759 him,] him c3
760 time,] time c3


761 prayer,] prayer c3
762 lips a] lips c3
763 dark: “O] dark O c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
764 then amid] then <\is she/> amid c3
764 she:] she c3; she? CW
765 not.” Then] not – then c3
767 trembling,] trembling c3
768 air,] air c3
769 he] she c3
770 “O Orpheus,] O Orpheus c3
771 knowest:] knowest c3
772 dwelleth; yet perchance,] dwelleth – yet perchance c3
773 land, ... many] land this & a many < th>\a/thing c3
774 clear – ] clear c3
775 us;] us? c3 CW
775 and pray,] & pray c3
776 Gaining ... today!”] Because a grace than gainst belike today c3
777 But therewithal cried] And therewithal spake c3
777 eagerly;] eagerly c3; eagerly: CW
778 “O ye] O ye c3; “O ye, CW
778 might] may c3
779 return, should] return, shall c3; return < ; >\ , / should c4
780 hope; should] hope shall c3; hope? should CW


781 twixt time of] < be > twixt < the > time off c3
782 of ... gain?”] < gai > of/gaining all they well may gain-- c3; [folio 26 c4]
783 voice; “And thou,] voice and thou c3; voice: “And thou, CW
783 then,] then c3
784 men,] men c3
785 well,] well
786 tell, ] tell
786-87 For ... need. ] [No corresponding lines c3]
788 be] be, CW
789 and ... bear!”] & strong indeed to bear – c3
790 No] < th > \No/ c3
790 darkness ... hear,] dark his ears did hear c3
791 fear possessed him,] \fear/ smote on him c3
791 gan] ’gan CW
792 set ... stream:] midst the swift stream but c3
793 again: “Nay] again – nay c3
794 Messenger] messenger c3; < m >\Mjessenger c4
795 understand,] understand c3
796 from] of c3
796 land. ] land c3
797 – O glorious Orpheus,] a glorious Orpheus c3
797 earth,] earth c3 CW
798 and endless mirth,] & peace & mirth c3


801 worlds] world’s CW
801 sorrow:] sorrow c3
802 clean ... now] other tha< t >\n/ all men brought forth ere now c3
803 wield,] wield c3
805 all] All CW
806 dost,] dost c3
806 melody.”] melody
807 So ... nothing] Then died the < f > \v/oice & nought now c3
808 Save] But c3
808 a-beating: but] abeating & c3
809 unreasoning,] unreasoning c3
810 him,] him c3
811 half,] half c3
812 of] for c3; [folio 27 c4]
812 looked] thought c3
813 longing:] longing, c3
814 These] [folio 9 recto c3]
815 round ... nor] rou< gh > \nd/ about him no c3; round about him, nor CW
815 was,] was c3
816 gan] ’gan CW
817 As if of] As though of c3; \As if of/ c4
818 halls] hall’s CW
818 now,] now c3
819 sleep ... dull] sleep lay in that marvelous c3; < slumber>\sleep/ lay \long/ in that dull c4
820 and ... on] & wonder upon c3; and wonder <col> close on c4
820 hand.] hand c3


821 up] \up/ c3
822 air:] air, c3
824 the half-dusk gazed:] that half-dusk gazed c3; the half-dusk gazed. CW
825 Howeer] Howe’er CW
825 it ... down] it was conquered c3
826 ago:] ago c3; ago. CW
827 He ... therewithal] But now he rose, and yet again c3
828 forth, ... word:] forth < yet again > \therewithal/ this word – c3
829 “O Orpheus,] O Orpheus c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
830 soul to take;] life to take c3; soul to take: CW
831 mid] thy self with c3
832 could] < might > could/ c3
833 not? art] not – art c3; not? Art CW
835 desire,] desires c3
836 wear away] live on through c3; < live > wear away [folio 28] c4
836 days,] days c3
837 why? Wilt] why wilt c3
838 living] < lor > living c4
839 body] body < by thy sid > c3
839 soul, restless gazing] soul that ever looks c3
839 restless] restless, CW
840 worlds] world’s CW
840 and] with c3


841 endure – ] endure < , > \ – / c4
843 nay nay] nay, nay, CW
844 Thou ... above?] Wherewith thou deemest all things thou mayst move c3; < Wherewith thou deemst thou mov’st > \Thou deemest greater than/the Gods above? c4
845 enough,] enough c3
845 thee?] thee c3
846 thee;] thee, c3
847 nurse ... therein,] < in a short space win > \nurse thy grief therein,/ c4
848 and ... space] & love & in a few days c3
849 The] The< y > c3
849 death,] death c3
849 dream’st not of.] dreamst not of c3
850 else bear all,] e< en >\ls/e bear all c3
850 Love] love c3
851 world’s-day] world’s day CW
851 speak and pray,] speak and say c3; Speak and pray, CW
852 And ... today!”] For mighty grace is granted thee today. c3
853 cried; “O Whosoe’er] cried a who soeer c3; cried: “O Whoseo’er CW; [No new verse paragraph c3]
854 speaketh;] speakest c3; speaketh: CW
854 part] part < of > c3
855 sayest;] speakest c3; sayest, CW
856 presently,] presently c3
857 face – ... whom] face< & she > \een/ she who\m/ < the > c3
858 Eurydice,] Eurydice c3
858 day,] days c3
859 other – ] other, c3
859 it seems] me< d > seams c3
860 thoughts,] thoughts c3


861 my heart,] m\y/ heart c3
< e >
861 nought clear – ] nothing clear c3
862 – The] The CW
862 If] if c3
862 hear,] hear c3
863 understand, ... thou] understand hearken and give c3
864 The ... lack,] My only love the thing my heart doth lack – c3 [folio 9 verso c3]
865 Or] < then > \Or/ c3
866 Gods,] Gods c3
866 nothing,] nothing c3
867 other,] other c3
867 begin,] begin c3
868 strife] stri \f/e c3
869 But] < And all to > But c3
869 – O ... be,] let me be c3
870 misery,] misery c3
871 least,] least c3
872 omnipotence,] omnipotence c3
873 wrought,] wrought c3
874 how, ... nought.”] how for nought for nought for nought. c3
875 panting:] panting c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
875 said,] said c3
876 sick] a c3
877 him, ... was,] him that but \mocks that promise was/ c3
877 but] < mo > but c4
< pr > 878 And ... would] < that speech and promise that had. > \And nothing now hence forth would/ c3
880 fears] fear c3
880 gan] ’g< l > an c3; ’gan CW


881 trees, and grew,] trees & grew c3
882 and] & c3
882 anigh] on toward c3
882 draw;] draw. c3 CW
883 was, ... great] was not over great c3; was, not overgreat CW
884 man,] man c3
885 From ... hue;] Up from his shoulders \ch/anging strange of hue c3
886 still nigher] anigh to c3
886 drew, ] drew c3
887 bear,] bear c3
888 In] In < ought > c4
888 clear,] clear c3
889 with] with < str > c3
890-92 as ... fair,] now from his pinions fair c3
890 as ... sight] < and some unnamed delight > \as though his his soul had sight/ c4
892 Stirred ... long] Stirred in his \long/ c4
893 Till ... all] Hiding his bright cheeks, then his mouth grew c3
894 His ... must] Een as one who hath dread things to c3
894 of] o< ne >\f/ c4
895 Dread ... himself,] But soft his eyes were over it c3
895 &] and CW
897 said: “Since] said – Since c3
897 choice,] choice c3
899-904 Yet ... dream,] And make thee ready to get back again
Not lonely now to that abode again –
And for a sight that ye are in no dream c3
899 Yet] < E >\Y/et c4


901 thou] [folio 30 c4]
906 And ... earth] I am een < y >\h/e < that > \for whom/ on < the > earth c3
907 And now behold,] and now behold c3
908 sayest] deemest c3
908 cold] cold. c3
909 mightst live] shouldst live c3; might’st live, CW
910 deemst] deem’st CW
911 Gods,] Gods c3
911 alone.] alone c3
913 Een] E’en CW
913 – then] for c3
914 need.] need c3
915 Behold somewhat] Behold greater c3; Behold < greater > \somewhat/ c4; Behold, somewhat CW
915 grow, ] grow c3
916 of ... enow] is that of help < to thee true now > come nigh thee now/ c3; [folio 10 recto c3]
917 If ... set] So to the outer world set thou c3
918 way,] way c3
919 gainest, whence] gainest whence < this > c3
919 first this wood,] this wood c3
920 thee – ] thee c3


921 snow-drift and] snow drift & c3
922 eyes!] eyes. c3
923 over burdened] over burden c3
923 woe!] woe c3
924 hand] hands c3
924 know,] know c3
925 hollow] better c3
926 thine eyes so] thy face all c3
926 over cast] overcast CW
927 wonder,] wonder c3
927 cheek,] cheek c3
928 lips,] lips c3
928 speak,] speak c3
929-931 there ... yea and] and must even shrink yea c3
930 een] e’en CW
932 Shall ... fears] < Shall rise within those loved eyes of hers > Shall dim her eyes tender loving fears c3
933 anger] anger < and > c3
934 days] < & > \d/ays c4
934 strange] strange. CW
935 and thee,] & thee c3; [folio 31 c4]
936 other’s] others c3
937 greater – deem’st] greater deemst c3; greater < , >\ – / deem’st c4
938 changing girth] panting earth c3
940 to lips] to lip c3
940 last – ] last c3


941 happy,] happy c3
941 tide! It] tide – c3
942 Orpheus,] Orpheus c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
943 from ... flowed,] forth the wonderous melody outflowed, c3;
from < his lips the wonderous > \the Gods lips forth the fair/ speech < out > flowed, c4
944 Gentle, heart-piercing,] Gentle heart-piercing
945 love: ... not] love it seemed as though c3
945 yea] < it > yea c4
946-51 That ... voice] The sounds he heard from his own heart did flow
And scarcely now might he behold the God
Or know whereon his restless footsole < s >\t/rod.
And now he knew that the God spake c3
947 come:] come? CW
949 aching] ach< e >ing c4
952 oer] o’er CW 953-56 Bitter ... forget,] As though entangled in time weary met
His hope his every love he might forget c3
953 Bitter ... knit] < As though entangled > \Bitter and cold,/as, smooth < from > word\knit/ c4
953 word] word, CW
954 a] < that >\a/ c4
954 overhanging] < imminent sharp >\overhanging/ c4
957-60 Of ... overmuch] Before his hand once more < th > \sh/ould feel the touch that long ago with longing overmuch c3


961 Had ... said] Ha< n >\d/ changed his life; the words went passed his ears c3
962-63 Face ... dim] As by a lover’s soul the strange < f > \v/ague fears
When first love lays his burning hand on him –
But through the magic of sound confused & dim c3
962 newborn] newborn c4
964-65 Slowly ... be,] These \seemed to reach him/ thoughts his heart made – happy shalt thou be c3
965 Happy] “Happy CW
966 Orpheus,] Orpheus c3
967 Deal] Deals c3
967 doubt, but] doubt & c3
968 onward] on ward c3
969 goal] goal, CW
970 move:] move c3
971 ah, how hapless,] ah how hapless c3
972 set,] set c3
973 If ... this] And deem this little c3
975 That] [folio 10 verso c3]
977 ne’er] neer c3
977 thee,] thee c3
977 art;] art c3; art! CW
978 fearful] drea< r >\d/ful c3
979 soul;] soul, c3
980 light ... Orpheus] poor light thing – therewith he groaned & c3
980 said;] said c3; said: CW


981 “O hollow sound] O hollow sound < O threat > c3
981 again!] again c3
982 can] may c3
983 pain, ] pain c3
983 If ... this] If ye doubt lover rather say I this< s > c3
984 Rather ... see] Ye grudge O Gods to look upon c3
984 say;] say: CW
985 Here,] Here c3
985 not:] not c3
986 death’s] deaths c3
987 Come love,] come love c3; Come, love, CW
988 o’er] oer c3
989 – come, unseen sweet,] come O my sweet c3; < , >\–/ come < then my > c4
990 far] fa < i > r c3
991-94 Come ... gain!”] [No corresponding lines c3]
991 Come] Come, CW
991 thee ... thee] thee, I redeemed thee, CW
993 place ... each] < lone earth where at least > \place where each to each/ c4
995 And] [No new verse paragraph c3]
996 One,] one c3
997 scarce ... him, ] < not > \scarce/ of him had he a thought c3
998 oer] o’er CW
999 hurried] hurr< y >\i/ed c3; [folio 33 c4]
1000 gan] ’gan CW
1000 thought] thought c3


1001 harp,] harp c3
1002 ’gan to handle,] gan to handle c3
1003 sound,] sound c3
1003 soul’s] hearts c3
1004 e’en ... tell.] een this may tell – c3
1005 Winter] WINTER CW
1005 is] is, K RT
1006 Round ... unhoped] < \And all/ > Round about < our > \the unhoped/ c3
1007 shadow ... moaned] dream I long have sorrowed K RT
1007 o’er;] oer c3; o’er BV
1008 sore] sore, BV K RT
1010 burn:] burn c3; burn. BV K RT CW
1011 thine] th< y >\ine/ c4
1011 and] & c3
1012 Passeth no murmur] Shalt pass no murming c3
1012 south,] south c3 BV
1013-15 When ... As] When c3
1015 twain hand] twain < together > \hand/ c4; twain, hand BV K RT CW
1015 touching hand] touching hand, BV CW; holding hand, K RT
1016 stand:] stand c3; stand. BV K RT CW
1017 sweet,] sweet c3; sweet; K RT CW
1017 that] that. K RT
1018 the ... meet,] < the well beloved feet > \the cold drift shalt thou meet/ c3
1018 cold] white K RT
1018 meet,] meet c3 BV
1019 Kind ... cheeked] \Kind/ Cold < and weary > \cheeked/ c3
1019 own,] own c3; own < ; >\ , / c4; own; BV
1020 Wrapped-about] Wrapped within c3; Wrapped about BV K RT; Wrapt about CW
1020 with deep-furred] the deepfurred c3


1021 wide-wheeled chariot:] wide wheeled cha< ir >\ri/ot c3; broad-wheeled chariot; BV;
broad-wheeled chariot: K RT
1022 Then] And c3
1022 not;] not c3; not, BV
1023 The wide-reaching] < And > the wide reaching c3
1024 Wilder,] Wilder c3
1024 shall grow,] shall grow c3 K RT CW; yet shall grow BV
1025 short-lived] reddened BV K RT
1025 down. ] down c3
1026 town,] town c3 CW; [No new verse paragraph c3]
1028 O’er] oer c3
1028 doubt, ] doubt c3
1029 their ... last] at last their eyes c3
1030 red litten] red-litten BV
1030 gold,] Gold c3; gold; K RT
1031 open,] open c3; [folio 34 c4]
1032 Cry, ‘alas] “Cry alas c3; Cry; Alas, BV; Cry, “Alas! K RT; Cry, “Alas, CW
1032 cometh here] draweth near c3; cometh here? K RT CW
2033 heavenly one?] heavenly one c3 [folio 11 recto c3]; heavenly one?< ’ > c4; Heavenly One K RT
1034 undone?”] undone c3; undone? BV
1035 open, ] open c3
1036 litten] litt< le >\en/ c3
1037 With the] < Shall see > Then shall c3; By the BV; By the long K RT
1037 of] out c3
1038 guest-hall’s] guest halls c3; guest-halls BV
1038 just opened] half opened BV; half-open K RT
1038 door,] door c3; door; K RT
1039 our] < h > our c4
1039 horses’] horses c3 BV
1040 gain] reach K RT
1040 or peace:] & of peace c3; of peace; K RT


1041 tremble,] tremble c3 CW
1042 oerpast] o’erpast, BV; o’er-past, K RT; o’erpast CW
1043 fire light] firelight c3 CW; fire-light BV
1043 thee: ] thee c3
1044 me] me – c3
1045-48 As ... ships.] [No corresponding lines c3]
1046 fair] fair, BV K CW
1048 ten ... ships.] all lading of all ships c3; all lading of their ships. K RT
1049 love,] love c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
1049 how] < O > \h/ow c4
1049 over sweet,] over sweet c3; over-sweet BV CW; sweet and sweet K RT
1050 feet,] feet c3
1051 alow,] alow c3
1053 solemn] solemn, K RT
1053 and vast!] & vast – c3
1054 love] love, BV K CW; [New verse paragraph BV]
1056 love!] love c3
1057 Somewhat] New verse paragraph CW
1058 forehead] forehead, CW
1059 him;] him c3
1060 more,] more c3
1060 won,] won c3


1061 while; and then] while – then c3; while; and then< ce > c4
1062-66 A ... everything, ] [These lines are written in pencil by May Morris c4]
1062 all o’er] well oer c3; [folio 35 c4]
1063 heart:] heart c3
1064 song again] such a strain c3
1065 spring,] spring c3; [new verse paragraph CW]
1066 everything,] everything c3
1067 eve?] eve c3
1068 leave,] leave c3
1069-70 And ... needs] Pass the wind-flowers and the bays,
Through the garth, and go our ways,
Wandering down among the meads K RT
1071 last;] last c3
1072 To ... home,] Lonely on the hill-side grey,
Whence the sheep have gone away K RT
1072 Sun-god’s] sun Gods c3
1073 feast-time is,] feast time is c3
1074 prayer ... bliss,] hope & prayer of bliss c3
1075 thither ... side.] Thereto cometh the country side c3
1076 abide,] abide c3
1078 image] Image c3
1078 torch:] torch c3
1079 one] \one/ c3
1080 won] < o >\w/on < e > c3


1081 far-off] far off c3
1081 mine;] mine c3
1082 face ... thine,] check anigh to thine c3
1083 touching;] touching c3
1084 spring-flowers] spring flowers c3
1085-90 From ... bliss;] [no corresponding lines c3]
1091 Nay ... me.] And thine eyes not turned to me c3
1092 then] Till c3; [No new verse paragraph c3 K RT]
1093 Nigh enow] Not far off c3
1093 unheard,] unheard c3
1094 stirred,] stirred c3
1095 rise,] rise c3 [folio 11 verso c3]
1095 last,] last c3
1096 downcast] downcast, K RT
1097 and] & c3
1098 Sun-Crowned one.] sun crowned one c3
1099 back,] back c3
1100 ’gins] gins c3


1101 That] The c3
1101 had;] had c3
1102 glad, ] glad c3
1105 Dieth] Endeth c3
1105 sand: ] sand c3
1107 By] Down c3
1107 sea,] sea c3
1109 were] we < ar >\re/ c3
1110 With] And c3
1111 ’Twixt] Twixt c3
1111 mine, O love!] mine my love c3
1112 – Ah, ... thereof!] O my joy my joy thereof. c3
1112 – Ah,] Ah, K RT; [May Morris’s note: “From CFM’s printer’s < copy > M. S. of Poems by the Way From the Up land to the Sea.” c4]
1113 ’gan to wind] gan to tread c3
1114 stopped,] stopped c3
1115 – no ... hear] < then as though some fear >, \no sound could he hear/ c3
1116 But ... great] < Had stung his > \But his own/heart a beating, and some c3
1117 quick,] quick c3
1118 And ... harp] < Breathless > and from his \random smitten/ harp < a sound > c3 1119 A ... swift] < Smitten at random > A strange discordant noise < still on >\swift/ c3
1119 noise:] < music > \noise/ c4
1120 silent,] silent c3


1121 dreadful] strange & c3
1122 oppress;] oppress c3
1123 cried,”] cried c3
1124 O hearken] < I know not > \O hearken/ c3
1124 me!] me c3
1125 Hearken ... thou] < Or if they mock us as yet but howsoe I er > Hearken lest as I faint & fear thou < sh > c3
1126 fear,] fear c3
1127 – O hearken sweet – ] a hearken sweet c3; [folio 37 c4]
1129 and] & c3
1129 am] am< d > c4
1129 thine: we lie,] thine we lie c3
1130 twain, at home] twain \at home/ c3
1131 moon-litten,] moon litten c3
1132 rustling,] rustling c3; -rustling, CW
1133 body, ... down] body and thy arms dropped down, c3
1134 Away ... own!] Thy lovely hands O sweet mine own mine own c3
1135 e’en now with] belike with c3
1135 shame.”] shame – c3
1136 Therewith] Then c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
1136 harp] harm c3
1136 came.] came – c3
1137 O my love] O My love, CW
1139 love,] love c3
1140 move,] move c3


1141 grow, ] grow c3
1142 Till] < B > Till c3
1142 now,] now c3
1144 o’er sweetness] oer sweetness c3; o’er-sweetness CW
1145 rest.] rest c3
1146 Ah me] [folio 12 recto c3]; Ah me, CW
1146 best,] best c3
1149 No more] No < f >\m/ore c3
1149 me,] me – c3
1150 Nought ... full] But this full strange c3
1151 All] (All c3
1151 satisfy.] satisfy – c3
1152-53 Ah ... come,] Ah if longing ere can die
With fulfilling of all bliss
Then the love that no lips kiss
Do I desire the love that lies
Alone enwrapped in mysteries
Too < sweet > \deep/ to solve to sweet to break
Knowing not how to touch or take
If the prize lay cast adown
Won at last and all its own
< h > Life grown a dream dream grown to be
Lonely lived reality
Gain in loss and joy in pain
Poor love that is not loved again –
X (Pity laden summer sa< id >\d/
With the hope the spring once had)
Is thy sweetness come to this
That amid all wealth of bliss
< O > \Trust/ turned about < the > \to/ praise
The wanderer of the barren ways)
\O sweet lest my longing die/
< O my love a > \In this midday/ rise & come c3
1153 Een] E’en CW
1155 here,] here c3 CW
1156 bear] bear. CW
1159 limbs, till we] limbs; < and I > till we c3; limbs, till we, CW
1160 As] < At thy feet my love may lie > As c3
1160 silently] silently, CW


1161 laid.] laid c3 CW
1162 but not downweighted] < belike > but not down weighed c3
1163 restlessness.] restlessness c3
1165-66 Pity ... had.] X [An X indicates that the parenthetical lines from the passage which corresponds with lines 1151-52 belong here c3. ]
1167 therewithal; but] therewithal < some pain in >\but/ c3
1168 His] He < seemed > < \hastened/ > His c3
1169 How so he hastened:] Yet still he hastened c3
1170 for ... know:] dreamed & nought he knew c3
1170 for &] \for/ c4
1171 of lands] < # >\o/f lands c4
1171 men,] men c3
1172 things;] things c3
1172 and] & c3
1173 unto] onto c3
1174 presently;] presently c3
1175 beasts,] beasts c3
1176 hall’s] halls c3
1176 window pane;] window pane c3; window-pane; CW
1177 Low] < And >\low/ c3
1177 there] there, CW
1178 wings] flight c3
1178 the] that c3
1178 air] a< re >\ir/ c4
1179 nourish: things known] nourish, known things c3
1180 E’en] Een c3
1180 things ... strange,] unknown things and strange c3


1181 gan to reel,] gan to reel c3; gan to reel, CW
1181 thought,] thought c3
1182 hearing] hearing < dreaml > c3
1183 dreams? And] dreams and c3
1185 In moaning unison,] In < n > moaning unison c3
1185 to] to a c3
1186 growing,] growing c3
1186 break,] break c3
1188 sorrows grey,] shadows grey c3
1189 Silent, slow-moving] Silent slow moving c3; Silent, slow-moving, CW
1189 him;] him c3
1190 sickened heart,] sickening heart c3; [folio 39 c4]
1190 limb] limb – c3; limb, CW
1191 a ... cry;] and < cried > gan to cry c3; a while to cry: CW
1192 “O] O c3
1192 not, and thou] not and thou< gh > c3
1193 love thy patience] love, thy patience, CW
1193 sweet,] sweet c3; sweet, < 1 > c4
1195 And] And< m > c 3
1195 dreams,] dreams c3
1196 yet, dear] yet sweet c3; < sweet >\dear/ c4
1196 love,] love. c3
1197 me Eurydice!”] me Eurydice c3; me, Eurydice!” CW
1197 Sweet] sweet c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
1198 lips, ] lips c3 A] A< n > c3
1199 rest:] rest, c3
1199 sank, ] sank c3
1200 And when,] And when c3; And<,> when, c4
1200 shrank,] shrank c3


1201 again,] again c3
1201 was,] was c3
1202 gan to pass.] gan to pass c3 [Line drawn after line 1201 c3]; ’gan to pass. CW
1203 Yet] But c3
1203 while,] while c3
1204 wood,] wood c3
1204 ’gan] gan c3
1205 him;] him c3
1205 caged] caged & c3; caged, CW
1205 there,] there c3
1206 fair, ] fair c3
1207 dead, ] dead c3
1209 courage:] courage c3
1210 wont] live c3
1211 blend,] blend c3
1212 and] & c3
1212 wend] wend on c3
1214 harp-strings] harp strings c3
1215 O Love,] < Strange love for us twain to stand Silent hand dropped down from hand O love c3 [Indented c3]; O LOVE, CW
1216 bear – ] bear c3
1217 – Death ... the] Though the merry c3
1218 way,] way c3
1219 Through] though c3 CW
1219 blue-clad] blue clad c3
1220 O’er] oer c3
1220 vintaging;] vintaging c3


1221 Though] And c3
1222 shall] doth c3; [folio 40 c4]
1223 will;] will, c3
1224 hangs] is c3
1224 still;] still c3; still, CW
1225 gain, ] gain c3
1227 surefoot] coming c3
1229 thy] thine c3
1229 farn to] cling and c3
1230 Hearking sweet love,] Hearken \sweet love/ c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
1231 prayer and] < ever > prayer & c3
1232 days,] days c3 [folio 13 recto c3]
1233 twain] two c3
1234 won] won < n > c3
1235 and] & c3
1236 the] the < y > c4
1236 brought] bought c3 CW
1237 dead.] dead c3
1238 love,] love c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
1238 head] head, CW
1240 deem themselves] deem their joy c3; deem < selves > \themselves/ c4


1243 there ... need.] They have help at their need – c3
1244 love,] love c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
1244 not, nor heed] not nor < n >\h/eed c3
1245 divine,] divine c3
1246 curse] hate c3
1247 gathers now] gathers c3
1248 Thy] All thy c3
1248 its fainting] its c3
1249 me,] me me c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
1249 me!] me c3
1250 see,] see c3
1252 doth] < s > \d/oth c3; [folio 41 c4]
1253 Oer] O’er CW
1253 desire] the pain c3
1253 heart,] heart c3
1254 not] < y > \n/ot c3
1254 art] art, CW
1255 my lips and] my lips & c3
1255 nigh,] nigh c3
1256 and faint and] & faint & c3
1257 diest, ... sweet.] diest O my sweet c3; diest, < as > \O/ my sweet. c4
1258 Our ... meet,] And our souls and our loves do meet c3
1258 meet] meet, CW
1260 change ... endure.] fail & what endure c3


1261 and] & c3
1262 deem felicity!] name felicity c3
1264 terror-girded mirth;] pleasure girded c3
1266 and ... shame!] & pity & shame – c3
1267 wild] strange c3
1267 harp a down] har< d >\p/ adown c3; harp down CW
1268 a change] new hope c3
1268 grown,] grown c3
1269 together,] together c3
1270 though ... won,] one who< th >\s/eeth the scarce hoped ending won c3; though he
deemed < indeed > \at last/ the end < well > \nigh/ won, c4
1271 gan] did c3; < did > \gan/ c4; ’gan CW
1272 seem] dream c3
1273 day: ... Eurydice, ] day light O Eurydice c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
1274 swift, “ ... me, ] swift be swift he cried to follow me c3
1275 world,] world c3
1275 else love lives,] else love lives c3; else, love lives, CW
1277 glad,] glad c3
1277 space,] space c3
1278 earth, my sweet,] earth my sweet c3
1278 place,] place c3; place < ! >\,/ c4
1280 New-born] New born c3
1280 bless!”] bless c3


1282 hoped; ... name,] hoped, yet onward did he pass c3; [folio 42 c4]
1283 broadened,] broadened c3 [folio 13 verso c3]
1284 it,] it c3
1284 breathless, dazed,] trembling now c3
1285 anigh,] nigh gain c3
1285 still:] still c3
1286 thinner,] thin c3
1286 world’s] worlds grey c3
1287 eyes, ... e’en] eyes his heart yet een c3
1287 so] nigh c3
1288 The last] < A >\Th/e < a > \la/st c3
1289 – was ... forth] was all a dream drawn forth c3; – was, < & > drawn forth < , > c4
1289 – was] – Was CW
1290 no] nought c3
1291 anothers? Sick] anothers sick c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
1291 anothers?] another’s CW
1292 Now] Een c3
1292 wood,] wood c3
1293 strove to] strove c3
1293 & see:] & see c3; and see. CW
1295 place, and] place & c3
1296 & to and fro] & to and f< ore >\ro/ c3; and to and fro CW
1297 earth: he gasped] earth – he g< r >asped c3
1298 For all] All things c3
1298 failing: “O] failing O c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
1298 Death,”] death c3
1299 cried ... live,] cried < at last >: am I to die & she to live c3
1300 Is] Is [this] CW
1300 give, ] give c3


1301 for my life?”] without mine? c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
1302 of the wind] the north wind c3
1303 and on; till] & on then c3
1304 Rigid and] & c3
1304 grew, ... lie,] grew & cried A lie c3
1304 shrieked,] shrieked: CW
1305 lie!] lie c3
1305 me,] me c3
1306 Down in] Down c3
1306 tells.”] tells – c3
1307 dreadful face] dreadful c3
1308 wood.] wood c3
1308 Unto the] its c3
1309 light, pure,] light pure c3
1309 not,] not c3
1311 love;] love c3
1312 flit, ] flit c3; [folio 43 c4]
1313 him:] him c3
1315 Then] Than c3
1315 in some fair] amidst the c3
1316 and] & c3
1316 good. ] good c3
1317 So] [No new verse paragraph c3]
1318 measure;] count & c3
1319 Oer] O’er CW
1319 things,] things c3
1319 a sickening] a\n awful/ c3
1320 must] < a11 > c3


1327 white ... dusk] white < ning > would twilight fell c3
1328 clamour: but o’er] clamour but oer
1329 The dreadful] Pall like the c3
1329 Gods,] Gods c3
1330 unheeding world most] world regained all c3
1331 death,] death, CW
1332 best,] best c3
1332 breath] breath – c3; [Twelve blank lines left at the bottom of folio c4]; breath. CW;


[No correspondence for the following lines [No correspondence for following lines 1-69 from folio 14 recto and part of verso c3 ]

1 c3 Now in what wise the Gods who thus did give
So much, and took so much kept him alive
The tale< s > tells not but men of old did say
That when the winter tide was passed away
5 Unto the desolate place that was his home
Once again did the lone Orpheus come
Changed more than It – timeless & songless now
< With > Grey haired < and > with hollow cheeks and furrowed brow
And on< ce > \a morn/ as through the woods a maiden went
10 < Alone one > \Alone/ < A ma > she saw a man with head down bent
Standing beneath an oak grown thich with June
And piteous with the wood doves moaning tune
Faltered her feet when she beheld the man
Because his hair was matted his face wan
15 His raiment wild and strange X but as she stayed
And trembled at the first too much afraid
To flee or go on the man raised his face
And on the soft grey eyes of her gan gaze
Then a great pity through her fear there came
20 For spite of all she knew him for the same
Who but the past year oft would sit & sing
< There > in the < temple > \holy / close while youth & maiden
Foot unto foot a dancing – like a God
[Two lines written in the left margin may belong here or may belong where the X is marked eight lines above:] \That of the wood folk he mighter who brought
Great ills on men at whiles/
There would he sit and take with smiling mouth< s >
25 Kisses of maidens fain to quench the drouth
< Of sweet and > bitter < love > \sweet desire/ that burned them then
To be loved of that most sweet of men
Yea she herself had memory of the tide
When < # >\a/s she crept full softly to his his side
30 And kissed the wonder waking hand--but now
With dreadful eyes from neath his haggard brow
He glared upon her till all faint she knew
Then from his lips at last did there out break
Startling the wild wood things a dreadful shriek
35 And swift he fled away as one who fears
To hear pursueing footsteps fell his ears
Then trembling full of pity forth she went
Upon the way whereon she wa< n >\s/ intent –
But that same autumn tide when folk
40 With all the joyous streams their vats had had
Along the banks of wooded Hebrus strayed
Damsels of Bacchus making < a >\f/awns afraid
< T > \W/ith their wild joy mad with youth & wine
And seeing all the world glad and devine
45 Patient of nought dull were they at that tide
As through the berried woods they wandered wide
Losing the river here where swift it turned
Away from some steep hill – then were it burned
Wide in the sun betwixt green banks and low
50 Regaining it, so onward did they go
And still the wild wood tangles stayed them not
The woodland pools called not their limbs oer hot
And looser grew their hair with ivy crowned
And less their \hurt/ feet felt the uneven grow
[folio 14 verso c3:]
55 Wider their raiment floated in the wind
Bolder their limbs a##ting air to find
So through a hazel thicket at the last
Wildly with raiment torn aside they passed
< A > \O/n to a green place sloping < do > toward the stream
60 And in the sleepy sunlight then did gleam
Glitter attire white flesh and shiny hair
Bejewelled feet great gems on shoulders < fair > bare
Gold-plated vine wreathed stones tossed wildly up
With < ## >\he/re & there a thin beat jeweled cup
65 \Thin/ Raiment slipped adown or floating out
From eager limbs as with their maddening shout
Adown the slopes unto the ford they ran;
Then from the stream side slowly turned a man
[Cf. c4 Alternative Ending lines 1-40 with the following lines of c3:]
70 And faced them pale & gaunt and wild
With eyes and lips that seemed as neer they smiled
Or changed and rude skin clouded foul attire /////J
He looked round with no wonder as they came
Dancing about him calling on the < m >\na/me
75 Of him who moved them till they ringed him round
And closed about him then a dreadful sound
Burst from his lips of hate & fear and scorn
And therewithal across the rout was born
A curse on Gods & women, and the lord
80 Who ruled that route unseen moved by that word
As tells the tale cast rage into their hearts
Their wild brows scowled upon his visage pale
As < silent > round \about/ him for a while they stood
In sudden silence < neither sweet nor > \boding nothing good/ good
85 Then rose in hands too eager mad to feel
The golden staves, and round gan surge and reel
The < maddened > crowd all maddened by blind god like hate
Until the autumn sun sank over late
And in the river did the pale moon gleam
90 And them as waking a fevered dream
They drew back trembling and began to stare
Each upon each and on a thing laid there
< Hopeless > Moveless and dead, then some beside him knelt
Sighing & weak as sick folk and some felt
95 His wasted hands, and \weeping/ some < his dear hand > upraised
< Weeping > His head w\h/erefrom his fixed and sad eyes gazed
Reproachfully upon < h >\th/em as to s< l >ay
The very love chased from the world has chased away
Yet would not let live lonely wondering –
100 How shall ye live without this precious thing –
Then gan low wailing round about to be
And in a while they raised him tenderly
And for his corpse a bier of boughs they wove
And slowly < through > to the golden house of love
105 Bore through the solemn shadows of the night
Orpheus the singer called the world delight
Who\se spirit/ strove with Gods and had prevailed
But that the flesh looked back ward once & failed


[These last 70-108 lines of folio 14 verso c3 correspond with the 40 lines of the Alternate ending of c4.]

1333 What] [folio 15 recto; lines of folio 14 recto & verso of c3 not included in c4]; [folio 44 unpaginated c4]
1334 say? ... cold] say m< or >\ay/ < c >h of that cold long c3
1335 then most] that < t >\n/ the c3
1336 dreams;] < th >\d/reams c3
1336 morn.] morn c3
1337 frost,] frost < hope > c3
1337 and] & c3
1337 grey, ] grey c3
1338 blank] strange c3
1338 een] e’en CW
1339 have – ] have: < that as with sick heart tossed \< the lover tossed >/ < the hopeless lover > < \thrust/ > on his weary bed> < f > following night he must lift up his head> c3 < f > following night he must lift up his head> c3
1340 head] head < to >\that on his weary bed/ c3


1341 thrill] \thrill/ < cry > c4
1342 oft ... endless] tale of ne\er/ returning c3; \oft-told/ tale of endless c4
1343 hope,] hope c3
1345 name.] name c3
1347 A ... grew] He knew not what – until the< ir >\re/ should grow c3
1348 to that] < he should > \to that/ c3
1348 cried] cr< av > ied c3
1349 In] < Of > In c4
1349 godlike] god-like CW
1348 cried] cr< av > ie/d c3
1349 In] < Of > In/ c4
1349 godlike] god-like CW
1350 Shed dully on] Bore to wrap round c3
1351 not I – ] not, c3; not, I – CW
1351 years] days c3
1352 tale ... and] tale, half false half c3
1353 men’s hearts,] mens hearts c3
1354 home,] home c3
1355 Sad] Strange c3
1355 chestnut-woods about.] chestnut woods about c3
1356 that ... of] said that when most the night held c3
1357 round the] \round/ that c3
1357 wood,] wood c3
1358 When] < And Tenaruss highest peak > When c3
1358 oer] o’er CW
1358 brood,] brood c3
1359 When ... wind] And wildest < roared about > \the wind roared/ c3
1360 ill] wild c3


1361 o’erhanging] oer hanging c3
1362 shrink – ] shrink c3
1363 – That] That CW
1363 tides,] tides c3
1363 shrill,] shrill c3
1364 like] li< gh >\ke/ c3
1364 godsent] god sent c3; god-sent CW
1364 ill,] ill c3
1365 Low] Lo< ve >\w/ c3
1366 love] love, c3 CW; [folio 45 unpaginated c4]
1367 – Eurydice] Eurydice c3; – Eurydice, CW
1368 thine] & c3
1368 me? – ] me – c3; me. CW
1369 the ... of] oer the world years passed twixt c3;
< through its years > \the world more/ through years of c4
1369 & bad] and bad, CW
1370 had,] had c3
1371 Or ... hope,] And more hope c3
1371 ’gan tell:] gan tell c3
1372 how death at] < the > \how/ death on him \at/ c3 [folio 15 verso c3]
1373 this: ... was] that < last > sad parting – c3; < that sad parting > \this: for he was/ c4
1373 slain] slain, CW
1373 said] said, c3 CW
1374 By the God-maddened] < Of the blind God possessed unpitying bands > By God maddened c3
1375 Hebrus: other] Hebrus – other c3
< r >
1376 home,] home c3
1377 That ... cloud-hid] And there upon the c3
1378 out the world’s] \out/ the worlds c3
1378 won] won, CW
1379-80 Nothing ... vain] [No corresponding lines c3]
1379 pain] pain, CW


1381 And ... indeed] Nor glad nor sorry but a God indeed c3
1382 ways,] ways c3 [No new verse paragraph c3]
1383 know;] know, c3
1383 defeat.] defeat c3
1384 low-voiced] low voiced c3
1386 and from pain.] & from pain – c3 [Line drawn beneath 1ine 1385 c3];
[Eleven blank lines beneath 1ine 1386 c4]


Alternative Ending c4

1 pale] < pale >\pale/ [folio 46 c4]
1 wild] < wain > \wild/
5 looked he,] < did he gaze > \looked he,/
8 upon] < ab out >\up on/
12 moved] < stirred >\moved/
33 Then] [folio 47]
38 once] < called > \once/
39 May] < d >\M/ay c2


41 unmatched] < wondrous > \unmatched/ c2
45 But ... spoke,] Nor yet had words c1
45 turned,] turned c1
46 quivering ... burned] odorous red lips burned c1; < passionate trembling \trembling/ > \quivering/ red lips \burned/ c2
< lay > 47 lips, ... hand] lips and hand < complained to hand > \in hot hand/ c1
49 sore, and still] sore and yet c1
50 Afraid ... break,] Afeared alike that words the charm might break c1
51 Fearful ... again] And all might yet be to begin again, c1
52 unquenched longing pain.] all the longing pain c1
53 time’s] times c1 [No new verse paragraph c1]
54 yet,] yet c1
55 moon,] moon c1
56 play,] play c1
57 cheek,] cheek c1 [Two flowers are drawn through lines 57-58 c1]
58 hers; ... made,] hers, and now some sound they made c1
59 show,] show c1; [folio 3 c2]


79 To ... real;] Too dreadful to be real, c1
79 sward] < grass > sward c1
80 All ... a] Huddled up she felt as though an unseen c1


81 unseen] and he c1
82 did he kneel] speechless knelt c1
83 caught her hand,] took her hand c1
83 & cold,] and cold c1
84 bared ... not] felt her breast he scarce had c1
84 bared] < stripped > \bared/ c2
85 heretofore,] heretofore c1
86 bore,] bore c1
87 cry her name, the] call her name c1
88 About her,] < Unto her speechless & > about her c1
88 her;] her c1
90 Lay ... ere] Was dead before c1
92 heed,] heed c1; [folio 4 c2]
93 dreadfull wordless sound,] fearful \wordless/ sound c1
93 aught] aught < that earth > c1
94 men may] < happy > men < have heard > might c1
94 the souls] their < joy turns nought > hearts c1
95 despair:] despair c1
96 white,] white c1
97 Blind, ... after] < Sightless and speechless > Bind deaf and c1
97 cry – ] cry c1
98 also; ... die; ] also, with no hope not een to die c1
99 e’en to die;] een to die c1


103 wise. So.] wise – So c1
104 day] [A long branch of leaves is drawn after “day” c1] 106 well-loved name:] well loved name c1
108 him away,] him, c1
109 hurt. Of] hurt of c1
111 this: ... to] this, She that hath made days c1
112 Because ... tears,] < # > because of longing, who hath dried my tears c1
113 I] \wax dry eyes/ c1
113 pain,] pain c1
114 gone,] gone c1
114 again! /] again-- c1 115 He] [No indentation c1]
116 dead] there c1; < there >\dead/ c2
116 lay, her foot.] lay her < white > foot c1; lay, < the > \her/ foot, c2
117 All] < # > all c1
118 a ... cold-hearted] some green scaled cold hearted c1
118 thing] th< e >\i/ng c2
119 earth;] earth c1
120 the] the< # > c1


121 above:] above her c1
122 ‘Wilt] Wilt c1
122 thy ... dead,’] her as she lieth dead c1
123 well-taught child] well taught child, c1
124 And] < Cl > And c1
124 smiled,] smiled c1
125 Yet] [folio 5 c2]
125 because] because < t > c2
126 thenceforth ... pass.] from them did pass c1
127 hours,] hours c1 [No new verse paragraph c1]
127 by,] by c1
128 which, and] which & c1
129 high-raised] high raised c1 [folio 2 recto c1]
129 knoll,] kno< o >\l/l c1
130 cloud did roll,] wreath did roll c1
131 him,] him c1
132 odorous faggots draw,] flower strewn < pile > heaped wood draw c1;
< scent strewn heaped wood > \odorous faggots/draw, c2
133 their] then c1
133 up,] up c1
134 heard,] heard c1
134 men,] men c1
135 Eurydice Eurydice!] < aloud > Eurydice Eurydice – c1
136 not] nought c1
136 see.] see c1
137 one ... and] when he heard some one anigh who c1
138 voice; ‘Alas] voice, alas c1
139 by] my c1; < my > by c2
139 to be;’] < to now > to be c1
140 thought; ‘Yet,] thought yea c1
140 eternity,] eternity c1


141 change,] change c1
142 show;] show c1
143 her,] her c1
144 dead,] dead c1
144 all,] all c1
146 be oer] pass oer? c1 [Line drawn beneath line 146 with numeral “93” in the margin c1]; [End of fair copy of c2. All subsequent lines from 147 through 542 are draft c1]
151 Neath] < Went their eyes > c1


160 Year] [Flowers are drawn in the right margin]
161 day done] \day/ done
167 night night < to pass >
170 seem < # >
175 The rude grained] No \The/ rude grained < oak >
176 heads] < gleaming eyes > \heads/
179 its] < h > its


188 that ... beloved] < who now no one > that < even as images> \once was will beloved/
195 mid ... of] < still escaped the > \mid the blaze of/
196 He] [Line drawn beneath 1ine 196 and a long leafed design is drawn in the right margin.]
198 mid] < sad > \mid/


203 noisy vine and] \noisy/ vine \and/
< clad terrace > 208 and] < Eyes fixed on eyes > and
208 stead] < house > \stead/
213 In] < Sadly belike on many a long past thing > In
213 ##] < \an/ old>[?]
225 his dull weary] < the raging> \his dull weary/
226 sweet thing] < thing > sweet < #>\t/hing
226 live] li< g >\v/e
227 a] a< n >
230 abode] [A large leaf is drawn in the right margin.]


242 Once] On< ce>\e/
243 abode ] < And thinking on what never left his ### > And
244 hand] hand < an > [folio 3 recto]
260 folk] < they said >’folk
260 thou] thou< gh >


275 all] < beat peace? > all
276 tide] < d >\t/ide
280 beloved] [A bouquet of flowers is drawn between the two stanzas.]


285 dreams] dream< # >\s/
287 unbeloved] < unblo > unbeloved
291 if] < ## > if
296 The] [folio 3 verso]
299 of] of


304 knew] knew < # >
304 heard] heard < # >
308 Her] < The tomb wherein she stay > Her
309 veil] veil < now >
309 his] < the >\his/
311 they] < their > they
315 oer her] \oer her/
315 tears] tears < as >
316 Soon] < As make > Soon
317 of] of < me >


324 waking] < morning > \waking/
327 toward] < mids > toward
329 little while] \little/ while < then >
330 And] And < smote >
335 the] the< y >
340 hangs] han< d >\g/s
340 dull] < dark > \dull/


342 I] < They set thee here cold thing to be a sign >
344 That] [folio 4 recto]
345 O low feet low] < Long is the way > \O low feet low/
347 strings] strings < and >
349 to] < doth > \to/
350 Nay] < Nay > < The God hides not beneath thy dreaminess > Nay
355 stare] < d >\s/tare
356 once] < ## > once


367 for] < and > \for/
369 whose] < That mocked > whose
370 dropped] < pass > dropped
373 died] died < in him >
384 Rolls] Rolls < mingling >
390 when now] < And > when \now/
392 Could] [folio 4 verso]


404 An] An< d >
412 What] What < he should >
415 stiff] sti < Blows for his kisses, scorn for piteous prayer > \The burden of great love unsatisfied/


425 Until ... hide] < Forget which for neither ceasing care > \Until the bitter thing he might not hide/
426 And] < Till > \And/
426 gained] < begat > gained
435 Be] < On > \B/e
435 what] w< # >\h/at
445 thy] < my > \thy/ [folio 5 recto]
446 live] li< f >\v/e
453 Said] < Caught with #> Said
460 say] say < ## >


463 face] fac< t >\e/
466 he ... be] < since that first wild hour his heart had been > < A dreadful fear> \he had deemed it
possible to be/
474 fears] fears < but >


482 face to] < # >\f/ace to
484 Sure] Sure< ly >
484 move] move < and >
492 Yea] [folio 5 verso]


507 God] God < to meet >
522 of] < a >\o/f
525 thought ... fresh] < Picture > \Thought/ of < bygone happy life > \the old fresh/
530 A] A < doubtful >
531 His] < T >\H/is
537 For] < # >\Fo/r
538 left hopes &] < still > left < # > \hopes &/
539 Unto] < Of autumn past and spring that spring was to be > < \to fallow nameless stem twigged/> Unto
542 Orpheus] Or< e >pheus


c1 Fragment of the Unfinished Orpheus

0.1 [Fragment ... Orpheus] [Note by May Morris c1]
1 ago, ... ago,] ago and long ago c1
2 at ... day,] stood at end of day c1
3 flowers,] flowers c1
4 Stood,] < Sore >\Stood/ c1
4 slow-foot hours;] slow foot hours c1
5 Sore wearied,] < Sore wearied shame faced as his eyes he turned
< And smooth young > cheeks < with more than > \that more than with the sunset buried/> Sore wearied c1
5 down,] down c1
6 brown slim-] slim brown c1
7 Mix] Mixed c1
7 and man,] & man c1
9 company,] company c1
9 rose,] rose c1
10 as] as < the wide > c1; a< n >\s/ c2
10 close] < # > close. c1
11 Yet] < T >\Y/et c1
11 grass;] grass c1
12 faint,] faint c1
12 pass] pass, c1
13 His] < That the wind made not > His c1
13 that] < not > that c1
13 wind:] wind c1
14 Weak, ... love,] Weak sick with love c1
14 eyes, half-blind,] eyes half blind c1
15 saw] saw < th > c1
15 there,] there c1
16 care:] care c1
17 but ... while!] for a little while c1
18 anigh,] anigh c1 [No indentation c1]
18 smile;] smile c1
19 They] their c1
20 air or fire] fire or air c1
20 got;] got c1


21 Until – ah me! – ] And now ah me c1
22 So ... long!] Who knows how long – c1; < Who knows how > \So long so/ long! c2
22 hung,] hung c1
23 pear-tree] pear tree c1; < pl > pear-tree c2
23 nightingale;] nightingale c1
25 eve; ... call] eve, < and \far/ cries of men > \and distant call/ c1
26 Was ... far,] < Made muse > Of < maid & man > \was heard afar/ c1
27 about,] < them when about > \about/ c1; [folio 2 c2]
28 cold, ... were] cold and many a star was c1
29 twixt] tween c1
30 room] space c1
30 find:] find – c1
31-34 How ... satisfies!] [No corresponding lines c1]
32 So short] < How was > \< T >\S/o \short/ c2
35 Now ... trembling] Then trembling c1
36 down ... of the] slowly down the grassy cl
37-44 Her ... me!] [No corresponding lines c1]


60 Then] And c1
61 lamps ... and] red lamps that < a long way> that < all > \made/ the c1
62 a strange] a fair c1; a< t > strange c2
63 wide] < over #it > \wide/ c1
64 Then on] < # >\S/o < # >\o/n c1
65 whereby] and he c1
66 sweet ... untold,] face flushing neath her hair of gold c1
67 sandalled] sandaled c1; < unshod > \sandalled/ c2
68 The close-shut] < As they > the \close shut/ c1
69-70 In ... move.] [No corresponding line c1]
69 as] < and > \as/ c2
70 joy] joy < the > c2
71 close to] anigh c1 [folio 1 verso c1]
72 clear,] clear c1
73 light;] light c1; light < – > \;/ c2
74 and therewithal] then unto her c1
75 speak;] speak c1
76 e’en] een c1
76 break – ] break c1
77 – O ... a] \From out her lips/ A c1
77 scream,] scream, < if far or nigh>
< Scarce could he tell, so great an agony>
< Possessed him smote through his heart> c1
78 was] seemed c1
78 fearful dream,] dreadful dream c1


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