Editorial Emendations



These notes record three instances in which the apostrophe has been removed from a word in the first edition of The Burning City in order to avoid unnecessary confusion.  (In the early nineteenth century, "it's" was still used by some writers and printers to indicate possession, but in modern English "it's" is only used to indicate the omission of the letter "i").

In and before line 49 of the first edition, double quotation marks are used to indicate quotations, but thereafter single quotation marks are sometimes used instead.  The latter have been silently doubled for the sake of consistency and, again, to avoid unnecessary confusion.

30 Its] It's
100 its] it's
176 Press! (6)] Press!
204 its] it's
288 Satan] satan