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Comments Tagged ‘editions’

  • RCG 1-14 (2 comments)

  • RCG 36-45 (1 comment)

    • Comment by Paul Schacht on July 31st, 2015

      [to discover a pretext for conformity.]

      In the 1866 “Civil Disobedience,” the following lines appear after “conformity”:

      “We must affect our country as our parents;
      And if at any time we alienate
      Our love or industry from doing it honor,
      We must respect effects and teach the soul
      Matter of conscience and religion,
      And not desire of rule or benefit.”

      They are quoted (with slight alteration) from George Peele, The Battle of Alcazar, 2.2.425-30. See “A Note on the Text.”

  • RCG 15-27 (1 comment)

    • Comment by Paul Schacht on July 31st, 2015

      [and they dread the consequences of disobedience to it to their property and families]

      In the 1866 “Civil Disobedience,” the latter part of this sentence reads, “and they dread the consequences to their property and families of disobedience to it.” See “A Note on the Text.”

  • RCG 28-35 (1 comment)

    • Comment by Paul Schacht on August 1st, 2015

      In both “Resistance to Civil Government” (1849) and “Civil Disobedience” (1866), the paragraphs on this page (beginning with “The night in prison…” and ending with “This is the whole history of ‘My Prisons'”) are offset visually from the main flow of the text.

  • A Note on the Text (1 comment)

    • Comment by Paul Schacht on August 1st, 2015

      [subsequent scholarship]

      On the editorial issues presented by the text, Rossi cites Wendell Glick, “Scholarly Editing and Dealing with Uncertainties: Thoreau’s ‘Resistance to Civil Government,'” Analytic and Enumerative Bibliography 2 (1978): 103-15; Thomas Woodson, “The Title and Text of Thoreau’s ‘Civil Disobedience,'” Bulletin of Research in the Humanities 81 (1978): 103-12; Fritz Oehlschlager, “Another Look at The Text and Title of Thoreau’s ‘Civil Disobedience,'” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 36 (1990): 239-254; and James Dawson, “Recently Discovered Revisions Made by Thoreau to the First Edition Text of ‘Civil Disobedience,'” Concord Saunterer: New Series 15 (2007).

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