Paleographical Challenge #44

March 30, 2020

By Kathryn James

Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge.  Suggested solution to yesterday’s puzzle shown below:

p. 29 - before the words “The Day-light dawn’d”
insert the following stanza.

“I fear thee, ancient Mariner!
Be calm, thou Wedding Guest!
Twas not those Souls, that fled in pain,
Which to their corses came again,
But a troop of Spirits blest:

and alter the words “The Day-light dawn’d-“
into “For when it dawn’d,”

Letter 16 of 16 autograph letters by William Wordworth, Dorothy Wordsworth, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge sent to their publisher, Biggs & Cottle, with the text and revisions for the second volume of Lyrical Ballads (1800).  Gen MSS 1261, letter 16.