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and swerving legend

must now; For now he shall be       1
of a contrary Opinion to what I was just now, for now I am so far from       2
any thing should be said of it. For now
For now very are so far from [   ] more [   ] For its mighty rivers,
so Rivers       3
it must needs follow that there be more now :
for now is the defection and swerving       4
legend, or its song. All silent now, for now       5
parted now for now       6
as we have, now
for now it is about half-a-foot deep, and still goes on increasing       7
by shedding his own come now, for       8
now; for now and then by exhausted energies,
the waking the future       9
whose name I now for : now [   ] the get — a major somebody ?       10
to come now, for now       11
No better time then now, for now th’art in good clothes       12
Now — For now NOT NOW
Now — For now against himself / Now — For now I see       13
your appearance
just now, for “Now that I have seen you I shall leave at once”       14
a lease as we are sure of now, for now It was I we are sure of a seven years       15
hours now. For now we are separated, not by is coming, and now       16
dismist : “now” for “Now”       17
now for now i. (There are) now 6 bordars. It is 1000. (There are) 12 acres of meadow, [   ]
then and afterwards      18
that laugh now! for now! for       19
I feel very well just now ( “for now” and “I feel” came next, but are crossed out)       20
one feels that it is now; for now as       21


  1. ex “The Bloody Brother, or, Rollo. A Tragedy” Act 3, Scene 2, in The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher vol 3 (London, 1711) : 1599
  2. ex Arabian Nights Entertainments ... Translated Into French ... by M. Galland ... and Now Done Into English. The Fourth Edition, Volume 6. (W. Taylor, 1724) : 30
  3. ex OCR cross-column misread (and inscrutable doubling of “for now”) at
    A Collection of Voyages and Travels, Some now first printed from Original Manuscripts, others Now first published in English. In six volumes. To which is prefixed An introductory discourse (supposed to be written by the celebrated Mr. Locke) intitled, the whole History of Navigation from its Original to this time. Third edition, vol. 1 (London, 1744) : xxxiv
    BL copy, recent scan (March 11, 2020)
  4. ex Sermon on the Epistle for the twenty-third Sunday after Trinity, in The Sermons of the Right Reverend Father in God, and Constant Martyr of Jesus Christ, Hugh Latimer... to which is prefixed A Memoir of the Bishop; by John Watkins. Vol 2 (of 2; London, 1824) : 183
  5. ex Introduction to Canto Second, of “Marmion,” in The Works of Walter Scott, Esq., vol. 84 (Pocket Library of English Classics, No. 118; Zwickau, 1825) : 48
  6. OCR cross-column misread, at E(dward). Bulwer Lytton, Night and Morning : A Novel (bound with Zanoni; Lucretia, or, The Children of Night; and Godolphin; New York, 1850) : 40
  7. OCR cross-column misread involving “Surgery of the War” and “The War,” from our special correspondent, Heights above Sebatopol, January 4th, 1855; preview only at The Lancet (Saturday, January 27, 1855) : 111
    in full at hathitrust
  8. snippet view only (OCR cross-column misread) at Sharpe’s London Magazine of Entertainment and Instruction, vol 27 (1865) : 284
  9. OCR cross-column misread, involving scenes 3 (The Piazza of Covent-Garden) and 4 (Horner’s Lodging. A table, banquet, and bottles.) of Wycherly, “The Country Wife, A comedy” (1675), in The Dramatic Works of Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar. With biographical and critical notices. By Leigh Hunt. A new edition. (London, 1866) : 97
  10. OCR cross-column misread, as Messrs Kerr and Broomhall joust on the cost of stationery purchased by the Clerk of the House, in The Congressional Globe : The Debates and Proceedings of the Second Session Fourtieth Congress... and a supplement, embracing the proceedings in the trial of Andrew Johnson. Part 5 (Washington; July 24, 1868) : 4427
  11. ex For the Young. Letters from Children. “Copies of children’s letters to the chaplain” (C. L. D. School), in The Christian vol 3 (London; October 31, 1872) : 574
  12. ex “May-Day” (Act I), in George Chapman (1559-1634 *), Comedies and Tragedies, Now First Collected with illustrative notes and a memoir of the author in three volumes. vol 2 (of 3; London, 1873) : 334
  13. ex preview snippet, to Mrs Horace Howard Furness, A Concordance to Shakespeare’s Poems : An Index to Every Word therein contained. (Second edition, 1874)
    here combining that snippet, with its referred-to passage at page 207
    there was Horace Howard Furness (1833-1912 *), collector and scholar of Shakespeare, compiler of the “New” or “Furness” Variorum editions of Shakespeare;
    and there was Helen Kate (Rogers) Furness (1837-1883), whose inherited fortune made that collection (and much else) possible,
    see James M. Gibson, “Horace Howard Furness: Book Collector and Library Builder” at this UPenn Library page.
    Mrs Furness died of what was diagnosed as “acute neuralgia.”
    Her concordance extended the earlier work of Mary Cowden-Clarke (1809-98 *) her Complete Concordance to Shakspere : Being a Verbal Index to All the Passages in the Dramatic Works of the Poet (London, 1845)
  14. at The Leisure Hour : An Illustrated Magazine for Home Reading (September 1, 1877) : snippet view
    but Chapter 10, “A Doubtful Friend,” of His Only Enemy, by Mrs. Arnold (author of “Better than Gold”) at hathitrust
    more —
    Mrs. Arnold was a pseudonym for Sarah Ann Jeffreys (1836-88), whose remarkable story is sketched at the Victorian Research Web (Troy J. Bassett, At the Circulating Library: A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837-1901. (accessed 16 March 2021)
    see wikipedia for a description of The Leisure Hour.
  15. ex Proceedings of the Common Council, City of Boston (July 1, 1886; Boston, 1887) : 749
  16. OCR cross-column misread, and misread “hours” for what is “hour,” ex “The works of St. Augustin” (On the Gospel of St. John, Tractate 18), in Philip Schaff, ed., A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, vol. 7 (1888; New York, 1908) : 130
  17. ex OCR cross-column confusion involving “Now let Thy servant die in peace” and “Now, Lord, we part in Thy great [blest] Name” in
    John Julian, A Dictionary of Hymnology : Setting Forth the Origin and History of Christian Hymns of all ages and nations... together with biographical and critical notices of their authors and translators... (1892) : 818
    among the contributors is Susanna (erroneously given as Susannah) Winkworth (1820-1884), English translator (of German theologian Niebuhr and others) and philanthropist, elder sister of translator Catherine Winkworth.
    see wikipedia
  18. snippet preview only, in section “The Holders of Lands,” in The Victoria History of the Counties of England : Essex (1903) : 559
  19. ex OCR cross-column misread/jump from The American Standard Bible (left column) to The Authorized Version (right) at “International Bible Lessons, uniform series.” Second Quarter. Lesson V. May 5 Poverty and Riches — Luke 6. 20-26; 16. 19-31, at
    The Church School Journal and Bible Student’s Magazine 44:5 (Cincinnati, May 1912) : 361
  20. ex Hughlings Jackson, “On Affections of Speech from Disease of the Brain.” from Brain (1880), reprinted in “Hughlings Jackson on Aphasia and Kindred Affections of Speech,” in Brain : A Journal of Neurology 38 (July 1915) : 147-174 (166)
    John Hughlings Jackson (1835-1911) was a renowned specialist in epilepsy (wikipedia)
  21. ex snippet view (only, at google) to YMCA, International Committee, For the Millions of Men Now Under Arms Number 5 (1915) : 48 (at archive.org)

on (not quite) recollecting a dream

17 March 2021