Duncan Campbell Scott’s Emendations

As a result of the editorial intervention of Duncan Campbell Scott (see Introduction, pp. xi, xviii-xix, xx, xxviii-xxix) the version of The Story of an Affinity contained in The Poems of Archibald Lampman (Toronto: Morang, 1900), pp. 411-473 differs in a variety of ways from the manuscript version of the poem. The purpose of this Appendix is to list the substantial changes made by Scott in his edition—that is, the verbal substitutions and the numerous omissions, from single lines to long passages. Changes in spelling and punctuation are not recorded here. In cases where a verbal change is recorded, the wording in the manuscript and present text appears before the “]” and Scott’s wording appears after the “]”. For example, the entry “I, 149 bountiful] beautiful” indicates that, where the manuscript and present text have “bountiful" Scott has substituted “beautiful”. An entry giving line number(s) followed by the word “omitted” means, of course, that the line(s) so indicated in the manuscript and present text were omitted by Scott in Poems.


I, 63-65 omitted
I, 87 brothers] brother
I, 149 bountiful] beautiful
I, 154 coneflowers] corn-flowers
I, 180 omitted
I, 204 wide-planted] firm planted
I, 288 and mind-enlargement for herself,] in mind, enlargement for herself,
I, 339-355 omitted
I, 356 As Richard] And as he
I, 365-371 omitted
I, 433 but see] but I’ve seen
I, 443 their] her
I, 505-545 omitted
I, 546-547 Now when the men had finished, and were gone/Back to their labour,] Now when the meal was finished and the men/Gone to their labours,
I, 554 toil] toils     See the entry at this line in Textual Notes.
I, 589 omitted     This is probably a printer’s error, for in place of the omitted line— “Now perfect noon with not a single cloud”—the Poems text repeats the previous line but one— “The impulse of blind passion as of old”.
I, 599 coneflowers] corn-flowers
I, 627-628 omitted
I, 630 omitted
I, 632-633 omitted
I, 634 Met him with fixd and inquiring eyes.] And met him with her fixed inquiring eyes.
I, 639 to her husband in their quiet talk] unto her husband in their talk
I, 661 true] truth
I, 667 omitted
I, 680 Of all together;] Of all the voices,
I, 681 a few quiet words] a low “Good-night”
I, 688 Rachel] Richard     Although Scott’s substitution makes good sense, the Rachel of the manuscript has been allowed to remain in the present text for two reasons: (1) Lampman may have intended to reify Richard’s mother at this point by giving her a name and more of a role in the conversion of “Old Stahlberg” to his son’s plan; and (2) the additional Richard in II. 687-690 makes the passage slightly clum-sier and more repetitive.
II, 3 hill] ril
II, 42-43 bearing heavily in his hand/All that he owned omitted
II, 95 silent] honest
II, 103 her] the
II, 117 dropped] drooped
II, 135 Scott has revised this line to read: The newness of his altered life returned
II, 153-157 omitted
II, 175 lightening] clearing
II, 272 omitted
II, 291 and change omitted
II, 292 glorious] golden
II, 317-319 omitted
II, 322 yet] but
II, 327 omitted
II, 373-450 omitted
II, 464 peoples] people
II, 544 dawn-break] day-break
II, 554 omitted
II, 564-648 omitted
II, 673 hands] hand
III, 7 differing] different
III, 62 heels] side
III, 121-123 omitted
III, 159 caution] passion
III, 177 heard] knew
III, 243 sprang] sprung
III, 292-293 Between these two lines Scott has inserted III, 297: In his great stature, noble and erect,
III, 297 see previous entry
III, 362 goldened] gladdened
III, 483 unites] awaits
III, 504 like cloud] like a cloud
III, 662-663 legs, and thrust his quivering head Between his omitted
III, 703 feet] steps
III, 713 dreamless] dreamland
III, 735 for] from