MS R Interactive

Kinds of Revision: Pop Ups

Cornell pages to link to:

136 A

136/137ir A

136/ 137iv A/B

137 B

138 B

141 C

142 C/D

143 D

144/145 ir C/D

145 E

146 E

147 E

148/149ir F

150/151ir F

174/175ir G

156/157iv G

164/165ir G

Sequence A: Integrated revision

Pop Up note:

One way in which Wordsworth works in the notebook is by copying to a certain point when the text becomes unstable on the first interleaf, pausing to redraft, then continuing copy incorporating the draft on the following leaf. On the interleaf after p.136 and back onto 136 he does this for the description of the Housewife in the Tale of the Adulterer. LINK: MS R Analysis

Sequence B: Overlapping Integrated revision

Pop Up note:

On the same page as the rewritten work for the Housewife passage (the interleaf verso after p.136) there is entered at the bottom of the page a second sequence of integrated revision for the description of the feelings of her adulterous partner. The text becomes unstable on the interleaved page, is redrafted on the opposite printed page (137) and then entered in its revised form on blank page 138. LINK: MS R Analysis

Sequence C: Same Page revision

Pop Up note:

On p.141 Wordsworth starts writing a fairly rough draft version of a passage at the top of the page which is then re-entered more cleanly at the bottom of the page and over onto 142. A final fair copy of both C and D is on the interleaf after p.144. LINK: MS R Analysis.

Sequence D: Overlapping Same Page revision

Pop Up note:

As with examples A and B, the pattern in Sequence C is repeated on the following page, creating an overlapping sequence of integrated revision across p.142-143. Again, the version at the top of the page breaks down into draft. This is then re-copied at the bottom of page 142 and over onto the next page opposite. A final fair copy of both C and D is on the interleaf after p.144. LINK: MS R Analysis

Sequence E: First Draft

Pop Up note:

A scrap at the top of p. 145 and the whole of p. 146 is filled with what looks like first written draft upon the page. WW then immediately writes this up into second draft on the recto and verso of the interleaf which follows. LINK: Full analysis. LINK: MS R Analysis

Sequence F: Changing Contexts for Meaning

Pop Up note:

The passage on the interleaf after p.148 beginning "Happy is He" is entered here probably as a second draft. It is then redrafted on the interleaf after p.150 with a large cross over the page indicating its later removal from Home at Grasmere for The Excursion. The passage undergoes a series of translations in terms of context and voice as it moves across texts. LINK: MS R Analysis.

Sequence G: The Focus of the Interleaf

Pop Up Note

Towards the end of MS R re-drafting becomes very complex, with early draft on pages at the back of the notebook feeding back into earlier draft, which in turn feeds into a cleaner copy on two key interleafed pages after p.162 and after p.164. The sequence highlighted here goes from rough first draft on the interleaf recto after p.174, to second draft on the interleaf verso after p. 156, to clean copy on the recto of the interleaf after p.164. LINK: MS R Analysis