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Line-End Hyphenation in the Copy-Text and Historical Collation


Line-End Hyphenation in the Copy-Text

The list below contains all the possible compound words hyphenated at end-of-line in the Narrative copy-text. The form in which each possible compound is presented indicates the editor's decision regarding the form (hyphenated or unhyphenated) that the compound should take when it occurs within a line. The editor's decisions were based on Douglass's usage in the Narrative and in other writings.

1.10 harvest-time
2.2 twenty-eight
5.20 slaveholder
9.19 overseership
18.29 overseer
19.9 slaveholders
27.14 oyster-shells
28.18 grandmother
28.23 elsewhere
30.7 slaughter-house
33.31 understood
35.32 cow skin
37.25 newspaper
43.4 ship-yard
43.14 larboard
44.7 meeting-house
45.8 twenty-four
46.15 fellow-slaves
48.1 grandchildren
49.27 misunderstanding
49.31 however
52.27 slaveholder
55.2 sometimes
57.6 farm-renter
58.20 however
60.8 without
63.31 sometimes
65.16 meanwhile
68.10 bare-headed
73.8 however
77.9 slave-driver
77.14 slaveholders
82.29 somewhat
82.32 interlinked
85.18 overtaken
87.22 ourselves
87.27 undertaking
88.12 overwhelmed
88.31 without
90.6 over-powered
96.30 ship-yard
97.22 mid-day
98.9 bloody-minded
100.13 slaveholders
101.13 themselves
108.24 fellow-men
111.9 gentlemen
111.10 afterward
111.21 stage-driver
112.31 non-slaveholding
113.9 slaveholders
116.21 anti-slavery
116.27 however
119.5 cradle-plunderers
119.10 class-leader
121.15 yourselves
122.30 without
Line-End Hyphenation in the Yale Edition

In quoting from the Yale edition, the only line-end hyphens that should be retained are the following.

16.38 horror-stricken
33.13 half-starved
36.33 fellow-slaves
37.24 ship-yard
40.15 mud-chimney
42.24 corn-meal
44.23 class leaders
47.5 pocket-knife
55.6 negro-breaker
58.29 love-feast
61.4 life-giving
62.19 father-in-law
69.20 bloody-minded
75.17 hunting-ground
78.1 non-slaveholders
80.23 anti-slavery
81.20 blood-clotted
83.17 man-stealer


Historical Collation

All substantive variants from this edition appearing in potentially authoritative editions and impressions of the Narrative are listed here. Although all variants, including accidentals as well as substantives, have been collated, this list contains only the substantive variants, which are more significant for our purpose. Because all editions of the Narrative subsequent to the copy-text were printed in Great Britain, they contain many punctuation, capitalization, and spelling changes intended to adapt the text to British readers. It would be superfluous to include those
alterations here.

Each entry begins with the page/line number and reading of the Yale edition set off by a square bracket. After the square bracket, each edition/impression containing the reading of this edition is cited and set off by a semicolon. Rejected variants and the citation of each edition/impression in which they appear complete the entries.

For an explanation of the symbols representing the editions/impressions, see the introduction to the Textual Notes.

13.6 tell] D2, El, E2, L; tell of B, D1
14.3 journeys] B; journey D1 D2, El, E2, L
41,8 recollect] D2, E1, E2. L; recollect of B, D1
19.6 what] D2, E1, E2, L; that B, D1
19.8 blasphemy] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; of blasphemy B
20.30 those] B, D1, D2; these E1, E2, L
20.32 conception] B; conceptions D1, D2, E1, E2, L
21.24 virtue] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; virtue of the vice B
23.11 belonged,] B; belonged to, D1, D2, E1, E2, L
23.32 did] B, E1, E2, L; do D1, D2
25.27 but few] B; but a few D1, D2, E1, E2, L
26.28 Hicks,] D1, D2, E1. E2, L; Hick, B
27.15 Mr. Beal] B; Beal D1, D2, E1, E2, L
28.16 and] B, D1; or D2, E1, E2, L
28.23 scurf,] B, D1; scruff, D2, E1, E2, L
28.25 to,] B, D1, D2; to do so, E1, E2, L
28.26 me] B, D1, D2; me that E1, E2, L
29.19 comfort] D2, E1, E2, L; comforts B, D1
30.30 within] B; in D1, D2, E1, E2, L


31.10 towards] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; toward B
31.16 gradually] D2, El, E2, L; soon B, D1
31.18 eventually] D2, E1, E2, L; soon B, D1
31.20-21 demon. Thus is slavery the enemy of both the slave and the slave holder.) D2, E1, E2, L; demon. B, D1
32.22 I had] B, D1, D2; I E1,E2, L
32.39 look at] D2; look upon B, D1; looked at E1, E2, L
34.22 by which I] B, D1, D2, E1, E2; by which L
34.30-31 in the] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; in our B
34.31 on] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; upon B
34.32 the] D2, E1, E2, L; that B, D1
36.14 wished] D2, E1, E2, L; wishing B, D1
36.38 Irishman] B, D1, D2; Irishmen E1, E2, L
37.21 for] B, D1, D2; for the E1, E2, L
38.27 all were] D2, E1, E2, L; were all B, D1
39.34 had] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; had had B
40.32 Virginia's] D2, E1, E2, L; Virginia B, D1
41.29 his brother] D2, E1, E2. L; brother B, D1
42.17 development] B, D1, D2; developement E1, E2, L
42.25 than] D2, E1, E2, L; than a B, D1
43.25 with] B; inD1, D2, E1, E2, L
46.3 Master] B, D1, D2; Mr. E1, E2, L
46.31 gate] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; woods gate B
47.24 word,] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; words, B
48.31-48.38 St. Michaels. . . . of] B, D1: St. Michaels. To complete the wickedness of this transaction. Covey hired of Mr. Samuel Harrison a married slave, who was torn from his own wife, and compelled to live as the husband of this wretched woman. Eventually she gave birth to twins, and such was the joy of Covey and D2, E1, E2, L
49.18 beam] B; gleam D1, D2, E1, E2, L
49.26 many] B, D2, E1, E2, L; much D1
50.11 get] B; go D1,D2, E1,E2, L
50.13 being] B, D1, E1, E2, L; been D2
50.25 a man] B, D1, El, E2, L; man D2
50.37 some] D1, D2, El, E2, L; an B
52.34 that] B, D1, D2; that as E1, E2, L
55.18 sober, staid,] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; staid, sober B
55.18 industrious ones] B, D1; industrious D2, E1, E2, L
55.22 ball playing,] D1, D2; ball-playing E1, E2, L; playing ball B
57.5 first] B; 1 D1, D2, E1, E2, L
58.25 county,] B; country, D1, D2, E1, E2, L
58.31 who] D2, E1, E2, L; that B, D1


59.19 to see] B, D1, D2; see EB ;inD1,D2,El,E2,L
64.7 Master] B, Dl, D2; Mr. El, E2, L
64.11 by my name,] Dl, D2, El, E2; by my mame L; by name B
64.27 can't] B, Dl; can D2, El, E2, L
65.20 ever] B; even Dl, D2, El, E2, L
66.9 if] D2, El, E2, L; though B, Dl
66.16 supposed! B; suppose D1, D2, E1, E2, L
68.29 ship-yard, within the bounds of the Slave States.) D2, E1, E2, L; ship-yard B, D1
68.39 sufferings] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; suffering B
69.7 was] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; were B
69.16 sympathized] B; sympathised D1, D2, E1, E2, L
69.19 toward a colored] B; towards a coloured D1; towards a colored D2, E1, E2, L
70.28 guarding a] B, D1, D2, E2, L; guarding E1
71.5-8 very public manner. . . upperground railroad.] B; publicity which some of the western abolitionists have given to their system of assisting fugitives in their flight to Canada. They call it the underground railroad; but by their open declarations it has ceased to be a secret to any body. Dl, D2; publicity which some of the western abolitionists have given to their system of assisting fugitives in their flight to Canada. They call it the underground railroad; but by their open declarations it has ceased to be a secret to any body. E1, E2, L
71.9 willingly subjecting] B; subjecting D1, D2, E1, E2, L
73.10 early] B, D1, D2; early on the E1, E2, L
73.11 go] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; get B
73.13-14 to pay] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; pay B
73.22 the] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; that the B
74.10 good] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; a good B
74.29 to] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; with B
74.32 —in what direction] D2, E1, E2, L; —what direction B, D1
75.9 unfold] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; to unfold B
76.2 toward] B, D1, D2; towards E1, E2, L
76.26 this] B, D1, D2; the E1, E2, L
77.29 any] D2, E1, E2, L; either B, D1
79.31 and my] D1, D2, E1, E2, L; and B


80.title APPENDIX.} B, L; POSTSCRIPT D1, D2, E1, E2
80.title-86.5 APPENDIX . . . END] B, D1, D2, E1, E2; omit L
80.34 on] D2, E1, E2; since B, D1
81.2 to] D1, D2, E1, D2; of B
81.5 no reference whatever] D1, D2, E1, E2; no possible reference B
81.18 every where surround me. We] B; coexist in the Slave States. They D1, D2, E1,E2
82.6 Here we have] B; There we behold D1, D2, E1, E2
82.7-9 other; slavery and piety linked and interlinked; preachers of the gospel united with slaveholders! A horrible sight, to see devils] D2, E1, E2; other—devils] B, D1
82.26 thine?"— Whittier.] D1, D2, E1, E2; thine?" B
83.1 twofold] B, D1; tenfold D2, E1, E2
83.11 outwardly appear] B; appear outwardly D1, D2, E1, E2
83.21 faith.] B; truth. D1, D2, E1, E2
83.22 These] D1, D2, E1, E2; They B
83.33 represented] D1, D2, E1, E2; presented B
83.33 feel] D2, E1, E2; felt D1; have felt B
83.34-86.5 I ... END.] B; omit D1, D2, E1, E2