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Scroll down to see a list of errata for the book The Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren Edited by John Burt With a Foreword by Harold Bloom, Louisiana State University Press, 1998. Some corrections have been made in the second and third impressions and the remainder will be made in the fourth impression if there is one.

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Corrections to

The Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren

John Burt

February 14, 2001

Corrections to the Text

"The Return: An Elegy" l. 11 this line should be singly rather than doubly indented.

"Original Sin: A Short Story" l. 35 for clatter read clutter

"To a Little Girl, One Year Old, in a Ruined Fortress" l. 11 for you the where read you where [corrected in third

   impression]

Corrections to "Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce"

     – V l. 11 for bumble– read bumble—

     – V l. 22 for Absaroka– read Absaroka—

     – V l. 27 for waiting– read waiting—

     – V l. 49 for lariats– read lariats—

     – V l. 51 for now– read now—

     – V l. 53 for –or whose– read —or whose—

     – VI l. 32 for –And there read —And there

 

Corrections to "Bicentennial"

     – l. 39 for sees, read sees [corrected in third impression]

     – l. 78 for drink too much read drink much [corrected in third impression]

     – l. 110 for mounts, read mounts [corrected in third impression]

     – l. 181 for country, read country. [corrected in third impression]

     – l. 186 for at read in

     – l. 305 for or read or, [corrected in third impression]

     – l. 325 for like read liked [corrected in second impression]

     – l. 356 for set read sets [corrected in third impression]

 

Corrections to the Textual Notes and Emendations

"The Return: An Elegy"note to l. 76 for O time in your flight read O time in your flight

"Late Subterfuge" note to l. 12 for from evil bloometh] that from evil blooms SP66, from evil may bloom   SP75 read from evil bloometh] that from evil blooms SP66, that from evil may bloom SP75

 

"Original Sin: A Short Story" note to l. 35 add the following note: clutter] clatter KR,

 

"Terror" note to l. 27 for a plane,] the plane SP66, SP75 read a plane,] the plane point.gif (851 bytes)SP66, SP75

"Terror" note to l. 29 add the following note: heart] his heart SP66, SP75

"Terror" note to l. 69 add the following note: But you crack nuts] For you crack nuts SP66, SP75

• "Revelation" note to l. 20 add the following note: At Duncan’s death, at Dunsinane, chimneys blew down.] At  Inverness, at Duncan’s death, chimneys blew down SP85

 

"The Ballad of Billie Potts"

     – note to l. 90 add the following note: truth point.gif (851 bytes) ] truth, SP85 (Probably an uncorrected printer’s error)

     – note to l. 108 add the following note: try,] try. SP85 (Probably an uncorrected printer’s error)

     – note to l. 112 add the following note Amos point.gif (851 bytes) ] Amos, SP85 (Probably an uncorrected printer’s error)

     – note to l. 147 for didn’t want] wouldn’t SP66, SP75, SP85 read didn’t want to] wouldn’t SP66, SP75, SP85

     – note to l. 227 add the following note Big Horn,] Bighorn, SP85 (Probably an uncorrected printer’s error)

     – note to l. 243 for Time is only . . . priceless blood.] These lines, and the stanza break, are omitted in SP66,     SP75, and SP85. read And Time is only . . . priceless blood.] These lines, and the stanza break, are omitted in SP66, SP75, and SP85.

     – note to l. 266 add the following note: Durn point.gif (851 bytes) ] Durn, SP85 (Probably an uncorrected printer’s error)

     – note to l. 282 for luck] luck." SP66, SP75 read luck] luck." SP66, SP75, SP85

     – note to l. 293 add the following note: what] that SP85 (Probably an uncorrected printer’s error)

     – note to l. 327 for But it was a long time back.] Line omitted from SP66, SP75. read But it was a long time    back.] Line omitted from SP66, SP75, SP85.

     – note to l. 331 add the following note: circumstances,] SP85 introduces a stanza break after this line, probably erroneously, on SP85TS

     – note to l. 339 add the following note: and he] and SP66, SP75, SP85

     – note to l. 387 add the following note: greetings] greetings now SP66, SP75,SP85

     – note to l. 408 add the following note: day."] SP85 adds a stanza break after this text, probably erroneously, on  SP85TS. This is also a point where cut and taped sections join.

     – note to l. 357 for And the leaves hang down in the dark of the trees] The leaves hang down in the dark of the  trees, SP66, SP75, SP85 read And the leaves hang down in the dark of the treespoint.gif (851 bytes)] The leaves hang down in the dark of the trees, SP66, SP75, SP85

"Masts at Dawn" note to l. 13 add the following note: cat] SP85 deletes the stanza break after this word, but adds one after the end of the next line, so as to bring the pattern of alternating one and two line stanzas back into register.

  This is probably an uncorrected printer’s error.

"I am Dreaming of a White Christmas" [3] note to l. 6 for But now,] Now SP85 (revised on SP85G to SP85) read

  But now,] Now, SP85 (revised on SP85G to SP85)

"Rattlesnake Country" [3] note to l. 1 for not at error. read not an error.

"Chthonian Revelation" note to l. 63 add the following note: they now know.] Stanza break after this text in SP85  (probably an uncorrected typesetter error)

"Looking Northward, Aegeanward: Nestlings on Seacliff" note to l. 24 for fell, and] In Helsinki there is a stanza  break after this text. read fell, and] In Helsinki and SP85 there is a stanza break after this text. SP85 is probably an uncorrected typesetter’s error since there is a page turn at this point in RV.

"The Corner of the Eye" emendation note to l. 19 for stock-still,] ~point.gif (851 bytes)RV, RVG ~ , RVTS read stock-still,] ~point.gif (851 bytes)RV,

   RVG, SP85~ , RVTS

"New Dawn" V. When? note to l. 3 add the following note: After:] No stanza break after this text in SP85 or

  Hiroshima (an uncorrected error in SP85, carried over from Hiroshima)

 

 

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