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pg 252DOCUMENTARY APPENDIX A:Collation of Substantive Sources, 1742–62

In this section of the apparatus, the variants appear in chronological order (jmM54W), unnormalized except for long s and ligatures; a superscript figure following an initial gives the size of the initial in lines. A closing square bracket (]) marks the reading of the edited text, if it is the earliest; otherwise an opening bracket ([); emendations (e, in full square brackets) are only noted as an aid to locating the variants in the edited text, that is, when they affect the wording. Only the variant sigla are noted, so that 'xxx] yyy W' means that both M and 54 agree against W, and 'xxx] yyy 54' means that 54 and W agree against M. 'Substantive' readings in W are recorded, including voces nullius and typos, but not 'accidentals'.

For sigla and symbols, see App. II, p. [225] above; page/line references in this Appendix are to the Miscellanies (1743).

BOOK I

[ii]

Advertisement | From the PUBLISHER | To the READER. | T2HE following Pages are the corrected Edition of a Book which was first published in the Year 1743.

That any personal Application could have ever been possibly drawn from them, will surprize all who are not deeply versed in the black Art (for so it seems most properly to be called) of deciphering Mens Meaning when couched in obscure ambiguous or allegorical Expressions: This Art hath been exercised more than once on the Author of our little Book, who hath contracted a considerable Degree of Odium from having had the Scurrillity of others imputed to him. The Truth is, as a very corrupt State of Morals is here represented, the Scene seems very properly to have been laid in Newgate: Nor do I see any Reason for introducing any allegory at all; unless we will agree that there are, without those Walls, some other Bodies of Men of worse Morals than those within; and who have, consequently, a Right to change Places with its present Inhabitants.

To such Persons, if any such there be, I would particularly recommend the Perusal of the third Chapter of the fourth Book of the following History, and more particularly still the Speech of the Grave Man in Pages 195, 196. of that Book, [not in M]; 54

pg 253Contents (pp. [3]–6 of this edn.)

[iii–x]

Chap. M (±) [CHAP. 54(±)

[iii].12

purpose M [Purpose 54

[iii].23

Farther M [Further 54

[iv].6

Adventure, M [~‸ 54

[iv].9

Læti- | titia M [Lætitia 54

[iv].17

great and as noble] notable 54

[iv].18

Greatness] Greatness 54

[iv].28

with, M [~‸. 54

&c. M [&c. 54

[iv].30

vain,] ~; 54

[v].18

LoveM [~, 54

[v].18, 111.16

great] Great 54

[vi].2

Consequences,] Consequence54

[vi].5

Wretches, M [~‸ 54

[vi].5–6, 138.13, 141.13, 183.10, 220.3, 13. 247.27, 251.14, 259.1, 292.6, 294.21, 295.2, 5, 22, 296.2o, 383.4, 404.21, 420.16 great Men] great Men 54

[vi].19

great] great 54

[vi].21–3

Chap. XII … Learning.] omit 54

[vi].24–6

XIII … XIV] XII … XIII 54

[vi].24

strange, M [~‸ 54

[vii].5

Heartfree's, M [~‸ 54

[vii].15

unparallelled M [unparalleled 54

[vii].19

James's M [James's 54

[vii].24

WILD‸ | M [~, 54

[vii].26

fortnight M [Fortnight 54

[viii].1

foregoing] foregoeng 54

[viii].5–6

Wild, … Generosity,] ~‸ … ~‸ 54

[viii].9

laid, M [~‸ 54

[viii].12–3

ElogiumsAnd new] New 54

[viii].13

Folly‸] ~, &c. 54

[viii].20

Gang,] ~‸ 54

[viii].25

to to M [to 54

[viii].28

Accident, M [~‸ 54

[ix].10–1

The Arrival … other] Containing various 54

[ix].14

begins to relate] relates 54

[ix].19–23

Chap. IX … pleases.] omit 54

[ix].24–x.12

X, XI, … XVI] IX, X, … XV 54

[x].6

grave] great 54

[x].7

Matters‸ M [~, 54

Ch. 1 (pp. [7]–10 of this edn.)

2.1

managed] produced 54

2.6

usefully] most usefully 54

instructed;] ~: 54

2.9

its] of its 54

2.11

Eyes,] ~‸ 54

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2.13

taught‸ | M [~, 54

2.18

surveying‸] ~, 54

2.21

Biographers‸] ~, 54

2.23

Gross M [gross 54

2.24

Censure: Since] ~; since 54

3.1

elaborate] a very elaborate 54

3.2

which] on which 54

Ballance] Balance 54

3.12

here now M [now 54

3.13

who … many of] to whom tho' Nature had given 54

3.14

noblest] most shining 54

3.14–5

so these … said to be] she had not given them 54

3.16–24

If we view … ancient Heroes.] Tho' he had much of the Admirable in his Character, as much perhaps as is usually to be found in a Hero, I will not yet venture to affirm that he was entirely free from all Defects; or that the sharp Eyes of Censure could not spy out some little Blemishes lurking amongst his many great Perfections. 54

4.3

Virtue] Excellence 54

4.4

rather‸] ~, 54

the] some 54

4.5

Imperfections‸] ~, 54

somewhat darkened] shadowed over 54

4.6

his] those 54

Qualities,] ~‸ which we shall here record, 54

4.7

mentioned, and] ~; to 54

4.15–6

have‸ … Writers‸] ~, … ~, 54

4.17

those‸] these, 54

attacking or] omit 54

4.18

obsolete] obsolete and absurd 54

4.19

Fellows‸] ~, 54

4.20

endeavoured‸] ~, 54

4.22

Goodness,] ~; 54

4.24

other. For] ~: for 54

5.1–9

Now, … Perfection,] It seems therefore very unlikely that the same Person should possess them both; and yet nothing is more usual with Writers, who find many Instances of Greatness in their favorite Hero, than to make him a Compliment of Goodness into the Bargain; and this, without considering that by such means they destroy the great Perfection called 54

5.10

Character; for Instance, in] Character. In 54

5.12

frequently‸] ~, and indeed impertinently 54

5.13

Generosity.] ~, of their Clemency and Kindness. 54

5.14

overrun] over-run 54

whole] vast 54

5.15

and] had 54

Millions] an immense Number 54

5.16

People] Wretches, had scattered Ruin and Desolation like a Whirlwind 54

told‸] ~, 54

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5.17

Benevolence] Clemency 54

5.19

Daughters‸ whom he had before undone:] ~, but was content with only undoing them. 54

5.20–2

Caesar‸ had … Mind‸ destroyed] ~ … ~, had destroyed 54

5.23–4

gotten all the Power … we receive] with all the Means of Fraud and Force had placed himself at the Head of his Equals, had corrupted and enslaved the greatest People whom the Sun ever saw; we are reminded 54

5.25

1his] of his 54

6.5

Imperfections‸] ~, 54

6.6, 200.15, 270.9, 302.25, 386.22

those] these 54

Men,] ~; 54

6.7

Glory‸] ~, 54

6.8

and] indeed 54

6.12

Reason] reason 54

6.14

Pages,] ~; 54

which,] ~‸ 54

6.17

spark M [Spark 54

Goodness‸] ~, 54

hath] had 54

6.20

for] from W1; for W2

7.2

and not] instead of 54

7.3, 110.5

Dæmonism] Diabolism 54

7.5–6

will, when … concur] when … will concur 54

Ch. 2 (pp. 10–12 of this edn.)

7.14

M2R. Jonathan Wild …] I2T is the Custom of all Biographers, at their Entrance into their Work, to step a little backwards (as far, indeed, generally as they are able) and to trace up their Hero, as the Antients did the River Nile, till an Incapacity of proceeding higher puts an End to their Search.

What first gave Rise to this Method, is somewhat difficult to determine. Sometimes I have thought that the Hero's Ancestors have been introduced as Foils to himself. Again, I have imagined it might be to obviate a Suspicion that such extraordinary Personages were not produced in the ordinary Course of Nature, and may have proceeded from the Author's Fear that if we were not told who their Fathers were, they might be in Danger, like Prince Prettyman, of being supposed to have had none. Lastly, and perhaps more truly, I have conjectured that the Design of the Biographer hath been no more than to shew his great Learning and Knowledge of Antiquity. A Design to which the World hath probably owed many notable Discoveries, and indeed most of the Labours of our Antiquarians.

But whatever Original this Custom had, it is now too well established to be disputed. I shall therefore conform to it in the strictest Manner.

Mr. Jonathan Wild, or Wyld, then … 54

7.20

Festival‸] ~, 54

pg 256

8.1

Gentleman‸] ~, 54

8.11

Langfanger‸] ~, 54

9.2

that'n hath] thatten he 54

9.4 1the] omit 54

of the] o'the 54

9.5

Langfenger M [Langfanger 54

9.8

served] had a Grandson who served 54

9.9

Falstaffe] Falstaff 54

9.11

himsef M [himself 54

9.22

Wars] War 54

James,] ~‸ 54

10.8

death] Death 54

10.15

Hind‸] ~, 54

10.16

Thomas‸] ~, 54

10.17

Charity‸] ~, 54

11.1

EdithaM [~, 54

11.2

Snap‸] ~, 54

11.4

which‸ … Reputation‸] ~, … ~, 54

11.6

Fortune;] ~: 54

11.10

Gentleman] Merchant 54

11.12–3

Broker of Change-Alley: And] Gentleman, whose Name I cannot learn; but who was famous for so friendly a Disposition, that he was Bail for above a hundred Persons in one Year. He had likewise the remarkable Humour of walking in Westminster-Hall with a Straw in his Shoe. 54

11.13

HonourM [~, 54

11.19

ElizabethM [~, 54

Ralph Hollow‸] Scragg Hollow, of Hockley-in-the-Hole, 54

Ch. 3 (pp. 13–17 of this edn.)

12.13

Hints,] ~‸ 54

Intention.] ~, giving us warning as it were, and crying:

——Venienti occurrite morbo. 54

12.15, 18

dreamed] dreamt 54

12.16

Bed M [bed 54

12.17

over-spread] overspread 54

12.19

Firebrand] Fireband 54; Firebrand W

13.8

preter-natural] preternatural 54

13.16–7

her, ‸for … God,] ~‸ (~ … ~) 54

13.22

Pregnancy,] ~‸ 54

13.25

injoyed] enjoyed 54

14.3

Time] time 54

14.4

which‸] ~, 54

14.10, 38.14

Great] great 54

14.19

as] omit W1; as W2

15.3

Sugar-plumb] Sugarplumb 54

be] he W

15.21

it; he M [~. He 54

pg 257

15.22

Occasions: But] ~; but 54

16.6

this] that 54

16.11

Sciences,] ~; 54

16.13

and] and indeed 54

16.14

But] but 54

16.18

Being] being 54

16.25–6

a Man] omit W1; a Man W2

17.10

backward‸] ~, 54

17.15

released] to have released 54

17.18

Ancients] Antients 54

17.26

*Thievery.] *This Word in the Cant Language signifies Thievery. 54

18.14

Alexander] of Alexander 54

18.23

Happy M [HAPPY 54

19.1

was‸] ~, 54

19.3

Nature,] ~‸ 54

19.6, 7

favourite] favorite 54

Ch. 4 (pp. 17–19 of this edn.)

20.5

happened soon] soon happened W1; happened soon W2

20.7

him] the Father 54

20.8

Master] Mr. W1; Master W2

20.9

Care] after Care W

20.15–6

whose Daughter, the Sister of this Gentleman,] the Daughter of which Geoffry 54

20.17

Snap,] ~‸ the younger, 54

21.15

10 l.] 10 l. or indeed 2 l. 54

See p. 18 n. 8 for a comment on this variant.

be‸] ~, 54

21.21

this] these 54

22.11

out] forth 54

23.2

oblig'd] obliged 54

23.14

Tishy] Tisby 54W1; Tishy W2

Lœtitia M [Lætitia 54

23.22

another‸] ~, 54

24.2

Discernment;] ~: 54

24.4

said,] ~‸ 54

24.18

Doshy,]Doshy, or Theodosia, 54

25.4

pack] to pack 54

25.7

Prigs‸] ~* [with fn.: *Thieves] 54

25.8

that these] that in Reality it recommended them to each other: For a wise Man, that is to say a Rogue, considers a Trick in Life, as a Gamester doth a Trick at Play. It sets him on his Guard; but he admires the Dexterity of him who plays it. These therefore, 54

25.9

his] omit 54

25.13

Acquaintance, which] Acquaintance with Wild. This 54

25.15

Friendship‸] ~, 54

pg 258

25.16

Persons,] ~‸ 54

25.18

Advantage M [Advantages 54

25.21

them.] ~. Mutual Interest, the greatest of all Purposes, was the Cement of this Alliance, which nothing, of consequence, but superior Interest was capable of dissolving. 54

Ch. 5 (pp. 20–24 of this edn.)

27.6

it;] ~: 54

27.24

lower.‸ M [~." 54

28.3

overvalue M [Overvalue 54

28.4

as] as for 54

28.6

Superiours] Superiors 54

28.9

but‸] ~, 54

28.12

bottom] Bottom 54

28.15

Dunghil] Dunghill 54

28.23

Army;] ~: 54

28.25

buried in Oblivion] lost in a low Situation 54

28.27

so] lost 54

29.10

Surely‸ | M [~, 54

29.12

Inducements M [Endowments 54

29.14

Prig,] ~: 54

29.19

Difference‸] ~, 54

29.23

what] 54; omit W (text); what W (errata) is] was W

29.25

therefore‸] ~, 54

enflamed] inflamed 54

30.4 (bis)

Codshead] Cod's Head 54

30.6

Dish.‸ M [~." 54

30.12–3

prime Minister] great Statesman 54

See p. 21 n. 6 for a comment on this revision.

30.16

be] to be 54

30.19

both] reigning in either 54

30.21

Conversation,] ~‸ 54

31.2

other: But] ~; but 54

31.7

Journies] Journeys 54

Musick] Music 54

31.11

this M [this 54

31.12

get] to get 54

31.17

difficult, … Tokens,] ~‸ … ~‸ 54

31.21

Splendour‸] Splendor, 54

32.1–3

at, ‸an … Superior,] ~‸ (~ … ~) 54

32.4

shuffle] to shuffle 54

32.13–4

Ministerial Tool] Tool of State 54

32.14

prime Minister] Statesman 54

32.26

should] would 54

33.4

Dunghil] Dunghill 54

33.8

than] than in 54

33.10

oftner] oftener 54

33.10–1

Tyburn … Tower-Hill] Tyburn … Tower-Hill 54

pg 259

33.12

Wild] Wild with much Solemnity 54

33.14

Mill-hen M [~‸ken 54

Bridle-cull] Bridlecull 54

33.15

File] omit W1; File W2

33.24

might might M [might 54

33.27

Shoplifter,] ~. 54

34.8

Things;] ~; 54

34.13

Heat‸|] ~, 54

34.18

another;] ~: 54

things] Things 54

34.23

thousands] Thousands 54

35.2

Gang‸] ~, 54

35.6

Success;] ~? 54

Pride‸ |] ~, 54

35.11

Scheme. M [~? 54

35.24

least] last 54

See p. 24 n. 2 for discussion of the authority of this variant.

36.11

publick] public 54

36.12

thousands.] Thousands, perhaps of a great Nation? 54

36.14

Gaming-Table] ~‸ ~ 54

36.15

innocenter] more innocent 54

36.16

B——y-House] B——y-House 54

C—t-Pimp M [C—-t‸ ~ 54

36.19

asleep,] ~: 54

having] having first picked his Pocket of three Shillings, then 54

36.22

separated;] ~: 54

Ch. 6 (pp. 24–7 of this edn.)

37.2

Farther M [Further 54

37.5

B2EING met …] T2HE Count missed his Money the next Morning, and very well knew who had it; but, as he knew likewise how fruitless would be any Complaint, he chose to pass it by without mentioning it. Indeed it may appear strange to some Readers, that these Gentlemen, who knew each other to be Thieves, should never once give the least Hint of this Knowledge in all their Discourse together; but, on the contrary, should have the Words of Honesty, Honour, and Friendship, as often in their Mouths as any other Men. This, I say, may appear strange to some; but those who have lived long in Cities, Courts, Gaols, or such Places, will perhaps be able to solve the seeming Absurdity.

WHEN our two Friends met … 54

37.6

Count, M [~‸ 54

37.13

Fair;] ~: 54

37.16, 265.13, 26, 288.24, 419.2

eldest] elder 54

37.17

but M [tho' he 54

38.2

him:] ~, 54

38.2–4

"Bribery … Maid."] ‸~ … ~.‸ 54

pg 260

38.12

he] He 54

38.18

mentioned‸ | M [~, 54

38.21, 244.2, 368.13

never] ever 54

39.6

World] whole World 54

no,] ~‸ 54

39.7

Million of Money] Hundred Pound 54

39.13

at M [at a 54

See p. 25 n. 5, for a discussion of the authority of this variant.

39.17

he M [she 54

39.20

Money,] ~‸ 54

39.21

Three-pence] Threepence 54

that] lastly, that 54

39.25

farther M [further 54

39.26–40.3

Pawn; and … in præenti.] Pawn. 54

40.4–6

THESE Arguments … a very honest Servant;] THE Maid still remained inflexible, till Wild offered to lend his Friend a Guinea more, and to deposite it immediately in her Hands. This Reinforcement bore down the poor Girl's Resolution, 54

40.7–8

promised faithfully in the Evening to open … Count] faithfully promised to open … Count that Evening 54

40.9

Hero, M [~‸ 54

40.10

Rhetorick] Rhetoric 54

40.12

Eighteen pence] omit 54

40.13

eighteen] fifty 54

40.14

with‸ M [~, 54

40.18–9

as eighteen Pence] omit 54

40.20

he] the Reader 54

41.2

reasonable‸ but necessary‸] ~, ~ ~, 54

41.13

being‸ M [this being, 54

seems‸ | M [~, 54

41.17

Temper‸ M [~, 54

41.18

as] omit W1; as W2

41.21

Sneaking-Budge] ~* [with fn.: *Shoplifting.] 54

Ch. 7 (pp. 27–8 of this edn.)

42.21

Accounts] aecounts W1; accounts W2

43.19, 20

travelling] Travelling 54

43.25

Italy,] ~‸ 54

44.13

being‸] ~, 54

44.17

shortness M [Shortness 54

44.25

Consciences] Conscience 54

See p. 28, n. 5, for discussion of the authority of this variant.

45.4

comfort M [Comfort 54

45.5

lives M [Lives 54

Ch. 8 (pp. 29–32 of this edn.)

46.3

Acquaintance] Accquaintance 54; acquaintance W

pg 261

46.25

which,] ~‸ 54

47.5

‸generously (as] (~ ‸~ 54

48.2

another?] ~, 54

48.6

it.] ~? 54

48.18

Doctrine,] ~‸ 54

48.23

to] the to 54; to W

An error of the 54 compositor: 'the' should have been inserted two lines down, before 'Shepherd'.

48.25

Manner M [manner 54

Plowman] Ploughman 54

48.25–6

the Shepherd] Shepherd 54; the shepherd W

48.26

Builder‸] ~, 54

49.6

Politicks] Politics 54

49.8

Wills, and for the Use] Wills‸ 54

49.9

as well] and are indeed as much their Property 54

49.16

is] are 54

49.17

Fruit] Fruits 54

49.25

the] or the 54

50.4

others. M [~? 54

50.15

Prig] [with fn.: *A Thief.] 54

50.19

Profit. M [~? 54

51.2, 15, 171.11, 213.9, 241.6, 369.19, 391.3

D——] D———n 54

51.4

me‸ | ] ~; 54

51.7

Sword] Pistol 54

51.13

Coolness] Coolness with which he treated the other's Flame 54

51.13–5

than Water … the other, who] than of Water. Bagshot 54

51.25, 52.16, 53.4

Sword] Hanger 54

51.27

No,] ~ ! 54

52.4

enough] enow 54; enough W

52.7

it,] ~; 54

52.18–9

have, (answered the other‸) your M [~? (~ ~ ~.) Your 54

52.19–20

the Sword] your Blood 54

52.20

lookye‸ M [~, 54

52.24

you:—] ~:—— 54

52.27

Occasions."— M [~‸"— 54

Ch. 9 (pp. 32–4 of this edn.)

54.7

he] our Hero 54

54.9–10

for tho' she was really] omit 54

54.10

Merit] great Merit 54

great] of as great 54

54.17

Deshabille] Undress 54

54.20

Clout‸ | M [~, 54

54.22

Times] Weeks 54

54.23–55.1

which … Nature with] with which … Nature 54

55.1

Cheeks. Her] ~: her 54

55.4

uncontrolled] uncontrolled 54

55.6

Girdle, M [~; 54

55.7

Muzlin] Muslin 54

55.10–3

appear,] ~. 54

and put us … past unobserved] omit 54

55.16

interwoven] interwoven at great distance 54

An error of the 54 compositor: Fielding evidently meant 'at great distance' to follow 'that', not to precede it.

55.18

white] yellow 54

55.20

Gold-Lace,] ~, which was now almost become Fringe; 54

55.23

was] hung 54

55.25

a red Stuff.] an under Garment of that colour which Ovid intends when he says, ——Qui Color albus erat nunc est contrarius albo. 54

55.27

Lace,] ~; 54

tied‸] ~, 54

56.2

Piece] piece 54

56.3

red] yellow 54

56.4

Under] Upper 54

56.6

some] some of that 54

56.11

But] but 54

56.15

which‸] ~, 54

set] set it 54

56.22

so extremely M [extremely 54

56.24

Lætitia,] ~; 54

56.27

Lover; for he] ~: he 54

57.4–5

justified … strictly honourable] strictly justified … honourable 54

57.8

being] these being 54

57.9

their] female 54

57.10

and which was] which cost so little and were 54 performed] pronounced 54

57.17

not] not yet 54

vulgar] omit 54

57.17–8

clenching] well clenching 54

57.18

not, however,] ~‸ ~‸ 54

57.19

defenceless;] ~: 54

57.23

full-blown] fullblown 54

57.26

publick] a public 54

58.4

D——n you] D———n your Eyes 54

58.6

give M [gives 54

Ch. 10 (pp. 34–6 of this edn.)

pg 262

58.21

Apprentice to a Tallow-chandler] Clerk to an Attorney 54

59.14, 304.4, 310.1

Wastecoat] Waistcoat 54

60.10

sooth] soothe 54

60.13

Seeing, then,] ~‸ ~‸ 54

60.13–4

this is universally certain, that] omit 54

60.20

her greatest] so great a 54

61.2

Part] Work 54

Creation] Creator 54

pg 263

61.5–6

really as fine Men,] omit 54

61.20

Scales] Scale 54

Ch. 11 (pp. 36–8 of this edn.)

63.2

great and as noble] notable 54

63.12

him;] ~: 54

63.19

Murther] Murder 54

64.1

Wife] Friend's Wife 54

64.2

betraying] betraying the Friend himself 54

64.4, 85.21, 86.22, 87.1, 8, 21, 112.4, 114.9, 132.13, 141.1, 143.6, 151.8, 158.12, 164.3, 204.12, 228.12, 262.25, 263.2, 21, 26, 271.1, 276.1, 280.9, 282.7, 284.10, 14, 304.26, 311.19, 315.10, 318.17, 25, 323.3, 324.22, 381.26, 408.8, 416.23, 417.9, 10

great] great 54

64.14

Advantage.] ~. He would often indeed say, that by the contrary party Men often made a bad Bargain with the Devil, and did his Work for nothing. 54

64.15

Count‸ | ] ~, 54

64.23–4

Wild, who well knew the whole,] Wild54

65.8

which‸ | M [~, 54

65.14

him] his Friend 54

65.24

who] that W

66.6

People] honest People 54

Safety,] ~; 54

67.2

he] omit 54

67.25

Gentleman] Gentlemen 54; gentleman W

68.3

Doe,‸] ~‸* [with fn.: *This is a fictitious Name which is put into every Writ; for what Purpose the Lawyers best know.] 54

68.16

Bagshot] Bagsbot 54(u); Bagshot 54(c)

68.19

to] eagerly to 54

Ch. 12 (pp. 39–41 of this edn.)

69.9

&c. M [&c. 54

70.16

Qualities, for] ~: For 54

70.24

Importance; … ‸he was] Importance: "I am 54

70.26

convinced‸] said he, 54

was] is 54

71.1

him.‸] me." 54

71.2

seeming] omit 54

71.3

told the Count] answered 54

71.4

‸he advised him] "I advise you 54

71.5

he] you 54

71.7

he was] I am 54

would] will 54

71.7–10

‸D—n … Honour,‸ … ‸nor … Peace.‸ M ["D—-n … ~," … "~ …." 54

71.11

‸since he durst] "Since you dare 54

71.12, 15

his] my 54

he would] I will 54

pg 264

71.14

him; that he knew Mr.] you. Mr. 54

71.14, 16

was] is 54

71.16

he] the W2

71.17

Action;‸ with] Action." He added 54

72.20

seedy] *~ [with fn.: *poor.] 54

72.21, 73.4

plaid] played 54

73.25

young Ladies‸] Miss Snaps, 54

74.4

Foot] foot 54

74.5

and] and who was 54

74.6

reputable] profitable 54

74.13

which] this 54

75.12

had‸] ~, 54

Ch. 13 (pp. 41–4 of this edn.)

76.14

Table; and whether] Table. Whether 54

76.15

away,] ~, as some suspected, 54

76.18

but the Devil] unless the Devil 54

77.3

Pocket,] ~; 54

77.10

whence] whence (as he tells us in the Apology for his Life afterwards published*) [with fn.: *Not in a Book by itself, in Imitation of some other such Persons, but in the Ordinary's Account, &c. where all the Apologies for the Lives of Rogues and Whores which have been published within these twenty Years should have been inserted. 54

77.16

1he] Bagshot 54

77.26

sitting] Sitting 54

78.3

Gentleman; who] Gentleman at whom it was levelled, tho' it was not addressed to him. He 54

78.10

witheld M [withheld 54

78.13

down,] ~; 54

78.15

well‸ disposed M [~ - ~ 54

79.11

heard, … Pleasure,] ~a … ~‸ 54

79.13

said,] ~‸ 54

79.17

Value‸] ~, 54

79.20

indeed, M [~‸ 54

79.25

What M [what 54

80.4

call] calls W

80.6

Noble,] ~; 54

80.14

witholds M [withholds 54

80.15

Law‸ … perhaps‸] ~, … ~, 54

80.16, 165.17, 187.18

greatly] greatly 54

80.18

G—] Heaven 54

or‸] ~, 54

81.14

Men‸] ~, I mean those of his own Party, or Gang, 54

81.16

then,] ~; 54

81.19

Pick-pocket,] ~; 54

that‸] ~, 54

81.20

Construction‸] ~, 54

pg 265

82.18, 138.4, 16–7, 183.7, 189.2–3, 256.10, 26, 259.8, 261.17, 26, 262.18, 291.21, 293.19, 400.5, 16, 405.18–9, 408.15

great Man] great Man 54

83.5

Booty,] ~: 54

Ch. 14 (pp. 44–9 of this edn.)

83.16

gaming] Gaming 54

83.19

Friendship,] ~; 54

84.10

Hero,] ~‸ 54

84.23

And now] Here 54

85.1

Hounds,] ~; 54

85.8

louring] lowring 54

85.14–5

Reader, if you please] Reader, 54

85.23

amiable] amable 54 amiable W

85.26

great Men,] Great Men; 54

86.2

or‸] ~, 54

86.3

travels] travels Westward 54

86.4

were M [where 54

86.11

at——] ~ ——— 54

86.18

but‸] ~, 54

87.3

discerned‸] ~, 54

87.7

me, M [~‸ 54

87.8

Genius's] Men 54

87.12

Those‸] ~, 54

87.25

exclaim] exclame 54; exclaim W

87.26, 88.8, 90.24, 91.7, 15, 97.7, 118.20, 146.13

great] Great 54

88.3

a] omit 54 (u); a 54 (c)

88.4

wrecked] racked W

See p. 46 n. 8, for comment on this variant.

88.6–7

extirpated] rooted out 54

88.8–9

that he hath] not indeed because he hath extirpated so many, but because he had 54

88.9

indeed] truly 54

88.22

Gentleman,] ~‸ 54

88.25

proceeded] produced 54; proceeded W

88.26

Policy, M [~‸ 54

89.1–2, 17, 91.1, 17, 108.2, 110.2, 21, 125.26, 130.10, 155.7, 160.5, 167.26, 169.3, 23, 184.3, 195.13, 228.6, 248.8, 252.1, 272.13, 274.20, 291.5, 11, 293.26, 294.6, 19, 295.19, 310.15, 313.15, 314.12, 18, 325.6, 381.20, 384.7, 23, 400.6, 15, 404.16, 408.12, 409.14, 410.13, 411.7, 414.11, 417.5, 7, 420.2, 19

Greatness] Greatness 54

89.5

their] their own 54

89.6

2Hands] the Hands of others 54

89.10

uses M [use 54

89.11

of] omit W

89.12

emply M [employ 54

90.10

Redundancies] Redundances 54

90.26

Prime Ministers] Statesmen 54

90.27

Prigs‸] ~* [with fn.: *Thieves.] 54

pg 266

91.10

base and vulgar M [Base and Vulgar 54

92.8

End] the End 54

92.17

immediately] immediatlely W

92.25

Fortune‸] ~, 54

93.4

Pocket.] ~. This Loss however he bore with great Constancy of Mind and with as great Composure of Aspect. To say truth, he considered the Money as only lent for a short Time, or rather indeed as deposited with a Banker. 54

93.11

he] Wild 54

93.12

1him] this Man 54

93.20

plundered,] ~; 54

93.21

Booty;] ~: 54

93.23

Action.] ~; nor had he any more than two Shillings in his Pocket

when he was attacted. 54W1(stet 'attacted'); W2 ('attacked')

BOOK II

Ch. 1 (pp. [50]–53 of this edn.)

95.12

Book‸ … did‸] ~, … ~, 54

95.13

was‸] ~, 54

96.3

as] with which 54

96.11

met] met with W1; met W2

Fellow,] ~‸ 54

96.12–8

School-Fellow … He therefore accosted Wild] Companion, and indeed intimate Friend at School. It hath been thought that Friendship is usually nursed by Similitude of Manners; but the contrary had been the Case between these Lads: for whereas Wild was rapacious and intrepid, the other had always more Regard for his Skin than his Money; Wild therefore had very generously compassionated this Defect in his School-Fellow, and had brought him off from many Scrapes, into most of which he had first drawn him, by taking the Fault and Whipping to himself. He had always indeed been well paid on such Occasions; but there are a Sort of People, who, together with the best of the Bargain, will be sure to have the Obligation too on their Side; so it had happened here: for this poor Lad considered [had considered W1] himself in the highest Degree obliged to Mr. Wild, and had contracted a very great Esteem and Friendship for him; the Traces of which, an Absence of many Years had not in the least effaced in his Mind. He no sooner knew Wild therefore, than he accosted him 54

96.20–1

‸it … Morning,] (~ … ~) 54

96.21

which] which Invitation 54

Hero, M [~‸ 54

97.10

great] omit 54

97.16

inform‸] ~, 54

97.17

Hypocrisy] Hyprocrisy 54; hypocrisy W

97.19

as] so W1; as W2

pg 267

98.5

it was owing to Misfortune,] he had broke through Misfortune only, 54

98.5

to] from 54

98.14

cheerful] chearful 54

98.18

who] who with an agreeable Person 54

98.25–6

at farthest] omit 54

98.26

herself^ … Husband^] ~, … ~, 54

99.5

former Acquaintance] School-Acquaintance 54

99.6

Obligations] many Obligations 54

99.7–11

him; for, … receives it.] him. 54

99.15–6

great and noble Minds] Great and Noble Minds 54

99.19

misconstrue^] ~, 54

100.22

Profession M [Professions 54

101.4

if] if he be 54

^I will … Shop.^ M ["~ ~ … ~ " 54

101.23

formerly] formelry W1; formerly W2

102.4

Articles] atticles W

102.12

2to] omit W1; to W2

Ch. 2 (pp. 53–6 of this edn.)

103.20

‸said he,‸] (~ ~,) 54

103.22

Money—] ~ —— 54

103.23

Money, M [~! 54

104.23

deny?——] ~? ——— 54

104.26

Apprehension] Apprehensions 54

105.2

Moment." ——] ~."——— 54

105.8

refund, M [~? 54

105.9

Bagshot: M [~. 54

105.18

ballance] balance 54

105.21

an half] a half 54

106.7

returned] retured W

Count,] ~‸ 54

106.10

Prudence,] ~‸ 54

in] into W

106.16

more;] ~, making Bagshot Debtor for the whole ten; 54

107.2

Streets,] ~; 54

107.16

bring] carry 54

108.6

befal] may befall 54

sequel M [Sequel 54

108.10

renewing] renewing of W

108.24

Wild M [Wild 54

108.25

than] than in W

109.1

an abject mean] so mean a 54

109.2

and] that he was 54

109.18

Heartfree‸] ~, 54

109.21

residue M [Residue 54

109.25

Suspicion,] Suspicion, more certain; 54

109.26

Sum; this] ~. This 54

110.1

their] our 54

110.5

Dæmonism] Diabolism 54

pg 268

110.9

five] three 54

110.11

four thousand Pounds] three thousand more 54

110.13

This] This 54

110.17

seven M [several 54

110.18

great, i.e. villainous] great‸ 54

111.1

himself‸] ~, 54

111.11

that] so that 54

111.12

where M [when 54

Ch. 3 (pp. 56–61 of this edn.)

111.19

four hundred Pounds, which] its full Value, and this 54

111.21

and that Sum] this Sum therefore 54

112.4

any‸] ~, 54

112.7

Imposition] Imposition from without 54

112.9

Credit,] ~; 54

112.9–10

had, in Reality,] ~‸ ~ ~‸ 54

112.14

time] Time 54

mentioned,] ~; 54

112.16

scruple;] ~; 54

112.17–8

four thousand five] two thousand eight 54

See p. 57 n. 7 for discussion of this variant.

112.25

Count,] ~; 54

112.26

it] this 54

113.3

recived M [received 54

113.24

Conquerors;] ~: 54

114.2

unwillingness M [Unwillingness 54

114.14

Way,] ~‸ 54

114.25

Mortals‸] ~, 54

114.26

tie] tye 54

115.2

Vice] Vice or Virtue as it is called 54

115.3

he therefore] therefore he 54

115.18

of all M(U) [all M(c)54

116.2

Tishy M [Doshy 54

116.15

Ancients] Antients 54

117.7

Happiness;] ~, 54

118.14

that Purse] a Purse containing Bank Notes for 900 £. 54

118.16

had‸] ~, 54

118.17

unperceived,] ~‸ 54

118.20

form] the forming 54

118.21

personate] the personating 54

118.26

amongst] among 54

119.2

applied] imployed W

See p. 60 for a discussion of the authority of this variant.

119.3

Smith M [Smirk 54

119.3, 4

Comp.] company W

119.21

prevailed with] brought 54

do] omit 54

119.23

said,] ~‸ 54

119.27

Affection] Affections 54

pg 269

120.10

and] and indeed, dear Tishy, 54

120.20

minutely] omit 54

120.25

forth, M [~‸ 54

121.1

Bartholomew,] ~‸ 54

121.2

whitened] bewhitened 54

the] omit 54

121.8

dispose] dispense 54

121.12

fearing,] ~‸ 54

lest] least W

Accident] accident 54

121.25

young] omit 54

121.25–6

have his Daughter] be well 54

122.3

youth,] Youth‸ 54

122.6

lightning M [Lightning 54

122.8

thunder M [Thunder 54

122.9

be-knaved] ~‸~ W

122.19

or] and without 54

leave] Leave 54

Ch. 4 (pp. 61–3 of this edn.)

123.12

answered,] ~‸ that 54

124.2

Harwich] Dover 54

125.11

Chance!] ~? 54

125.19

he] the Prig 54

126.5

Minister] Statesman 54

126.12

Wealth, of Power] Power, of Wealth 54; power, wealth W1; power, of wealth W2

126.16

Riches,] ~, and 54

126.23

on] among 54

127.2

Subjects] Subjects of their Liberties 54

127.3

their] the 54

127.4–5

their Pride … reduce them] the Pride of those very Princes? What but this can inspire them to destroy one half of their Subjects in order to reduce the rest 54

127.6, 221.9, 296.19

Dependence] Dependance 54

127.7

those] on those 54

Successors!] ~? 54

127.9

Subject,] ~‸ 54

127.13

Princes!] ~? 54

127.21

Gain!] ~? 54

127.25

Man.‸ M [~." 54

Ch. 5 (pp. 64–7 of this edn.)

129.7

where, … Departure,] ~‸ … ~‸ 54

129.22

she] her tender Heart 54

130.3

Middlesex,] ~‸ 54

130.5

responsible] responsable 54

130.25

This latter] Heartfree 54

pg 270

131.9

four thousand Pound] Count's 54

131.14

lately,] ~‸ 54

131.15

Affairs,] ~; 54

131.25

kind] Kind 54

132.3

Bank-Note] Bank-Note of 500 £. 54

132.7

Back of it] Number 54

132.7–9

perceived … and presently] omit 54

132.15

offered, M [~‸ 54

133.16

The young Lady] Miss Straddle, for that was the young Lady 54

133.20

receiv'd] received 54

133.24

he,] ~‸ 54

134.8

Pocket; M [~‸ 54

134.10

1it,) M [~‸) 54

134.19–22

consented; and Mr. Wild … the Lady a little] consented: and advanced to embrace Mr. Wild, who stept a little back and cry'd: "Hold, Molly; there are two other Notes of 200 £. each to be accounted for, where are they?" The Lady protested with the most solemn Asseverations that she knew of no more; with which when Wild was not satisfied, she cry'd: "I will stand Search." ["]That you shall, answered Wild, and stand Strip too:" He then proceeded to tumble and search her, but to no Purpose, till at last she burst into Tears and declared she would tell the Truth (as indeed she did;) she then confessed that she had disposed of the one to Jack Swagger, a great Favourite of the Ladies, being an Irish Gentleman, who had been bred Clerk to an Attorney, afterwards whipt out of a Regiment of Dragoons, and was then a Newgate-Sollicitor and a Bawdy-House Bully; and as for the other, she had laid it all out that very Morning in Brocaded Silks, and Flanders-Lace. With this Account Wild, who indeed knew it to be a very probable one, was forced to be contented; and now abandoning all further thoughts of what he saw was irretrievably lost, he gave the Lady some 54

134.23

Instruction] Instructions W

desired … him; then] and then, desiring … him, he 54

134.26

Roguery,] ~; 54

135.2

had] omit 54

135.3

Peace; adding‸ M [~, ~, 54

135.10

Trifle: Which] ~. This 54

136.2

he said,] he told Fierce that 54

136.4

her] Miss Straddle 54

136.4–9

that … Miss Straddle] but added that he would find her out 54

136.11

besides‸] ~‸ 54

136.14

Apprehension,] ~‸ 54

136.23

himself,] ~‸ 54

137.8

lest] least W

137.10

and go directly] to surrender himself 54

137.18

when] where 54

137.21

Assistance] Assistances 54

See p. 67 n. 6 for discussion of the authority of this variant.

pg 271

138.6

and] omit 54

138.9

creating,] ~‸ 54

138.14

Politicks] Politics 54

Pollitricks] Pollitrics 54

138.16–17

so perhaps, was our great Man] perhaps our great Man was 54

Ch. 6 (pp. 68–9 of this edn.)

139.3

H2E] W2ILD 54

139.6

Apprentices,] ~, Attorneys Clerks, 54

139.7

Youth,] ~‸ 54

139.8

no] any 54

139.16

Eyes; between which, Jars … arose] Eyes. The former were called Cavaliers and Tory Rory Ranter Boys, &c. The latter went by the several Names of Wags, Round-Heads, Shake-Bags, Oldolls, and several others. Between these continual Jars arose; insomuch that they grew in time to think there was something essential in their Differences, and that their Interests were incompatible with each other, whereas, in Truth, the Difference lay only in the Fashion of their Hats. 54

139.18

Wild,] ~‸ 54

141.2–3

Publick] Public 54

141.6

those] the 54

141.20

may‸] ~, 54

141.25

highest] higest 54; highest W

142.26

together,] ~‸ 54

Ch. 7 (pp. 70–3 of this edn.)

143.2

Consequences] Consequence 54

143.6

Men] Man 54; men W

143.11–2

the Note of four thousand five hundred Pound] the Count's Note 54

143.14

Acceptor M [Drawer 54

145.1

had dispatched] was dispatching 54

See p. 70 n. 5 for discussion of the authority of this variant.

145.5

clouded] closed 54

145.8

the M; his 54 [their e]

145.10

raise] to raise 54

145.12

possibly,] ~‸ 54

145.15

those] from those 54

145.25

Manner M [manner 54

146.11, 184.10, 191.5, 332.10

past] pass'd 54

147.12

Time,] ~‸ 54

147.14

your] Your 54

148.10

aquaint M [acquaint 54

148.16

play] Play 54

148.21

Service] Compliments 54

149.3

Y2OUR's] Y2OURS 54

pg 272

149.4

does M [doth 54

149.10

does not … suit] is not … possible for 54 [doth not … suit e]

149.17

and‸] ~, 54

149.21

Easy.] Easy. ¶P.S. I hope good Mrs. Heartfree and the dear little ones are well. 54

Ch. 8 (pp. 73–6 of this edn.)

150.20

Eyes,] ~; 54

151.19

Count,] ~; 54

151.20

answer a Word] make any answer 54

152.9

confessing that he had] and with a Sigh said, "I confess I have 54

152.12

he was himself] I am myself 54

easily] easy 54

152.13

had] have 54

152.14

was] be 54

152.14–5

had, he said] hath 54

152.15

him] me 54

152.23

worst] worst I think that 54

153.5

Sum‸——] ~!—— 54

153.7

certainly!‸ M [~!" 54

153.8

MRS. Heartfree, who] This was a Degree of Impudence beyond poor Mrs. Heartfree's Imagination. Tho' she 54

153.9

was] she was 54

153.12

perceived] pereeived W1; perceived W2

155.12

therefore] omit 54

155.22

Friendship] kind of Affection 54

155.25

Sirloin] Surloin 54

156.2

is desirous to devour] devours in Imagination the moment he sees it 54

156.5

cast] had cast 54

156.12

particularly] regularly 54

156.13

Design;] ~: 54

156.14

and true Greatness] omit 54

156.16

superiour] superior 54

Ch. 9 (pp. 76–8 of this edn.)

157.8

he] Wild 54

158.4

conduct] to conduct 54

159.2

them … their] him … his 54

159.11

asked‸ M [~, 54

159.13

perciving M [perceiving 54

159.15

abroad,] ~‸ 54

159.16

which] these 54

159.25–160.1

which are commonly called Tenderness;] omit 54

160.1

great Minds] great Minds 54

pg 273

160.6–7

Greatness, which … Portrait of] Greatness‸ of which … Portrait 54

160.13

great] the greatest 54

161.4

easily] thus easily 54

161.8

approved] approved of W

161.19

him; adding,] him, for that the Moment he had lodged her safe in Holland, he would return, procure her Husband his Liberty and bring him to her. I have been the unfortunate, the innocent Cause of all my dear Tom's Calamity, Madam, said he; and I will perish with him, or see him out of it. Mrs. Heartfree overflowed with Acknowledgments of his Goodness; but still begged for the shortest Interview with her Husband. Wild declared that a Minute's Delay might be fatal; and added, tho' with the Voice of Sorrow rather than of Anger, 54

162.15

which] which W1; which W2

162.24

satisfy] satify 54; satisfy W

163.2

Lips;] ~, 54

while a Flood of Tears] tho' many a Tear 54

Ch. 10 (pp. 79–80 of this edn.)

163.13, 166.17, 187.11

Board M [board 54

163.17

so] insomuch 54

164.5

modern.] ~; a Resolution, which plainly proved him to have these two Qualifications so necessary to a Hero, to be superior to all the Energies of Fear or Pity. 54

164.19, 191.13, 193.12

Horrour] Horror 54

165.8

said M [fair 54

165.16

Storm!] Storm? 54

165.18, 171.3, 6, 231.1, 242.18

d——n] d————n 54

165.20

replied] with great scorn replied 54

165.21

Kiss————] ~ ——— 54

turning] forcing 54

165.22

Mrs‸ M [~. 54

166.19

poor] of poor 54

166.20

Cargo,] ~; 54

166.22

Passengers,] ~‸ 54

166.23

determined‸] ~, 54

167.13

French? M [~ ? 54

168.4

Long-boat] Boat 54

168.7

them M [him 54

Ch. 11 (pp. 80–2 of this edn.)

168.11

great] great 54

168.17

he] the Frenchman 54

168.19

as] almost as 54

169.2

Distress,] ~‸ 54

169.6

Title;] ~, and indeed, with every thing else; 54

169.10, 12

his] their 54

pg 274

169.11

himself] themselves 54

169.14

Prisons] prison W

169.16

Pride‸] ~, 54

169.18

who, … Eye,] ~‸ … ~‸ 54

169.24

Adept] adebt W1; adept W2

170.5

first] firsl W1; first W2

170.6

him; which was indeed] him? nay this was indeed the fair Side of his Fortune, as it was 54

170.7

alternative M [Alternative 54

171.9

abated] relaxed a little 54

171.10

little] while 54

171.12

last,] ~, cries he, 54

171.13

Matter. M [~! 54

171.22

frightned] frighten'd 54

171.24

there is] there's W

171.26

Learning‸] ~, as I have heard, 54

171.27

Chance‸ methinks‸] ~, ~, 54

172.4, 279.2

——D——n] ———D———n 54

Ch. 12 (pp. 82–6 of this edn.)

173–9

54 omits Ch. xii

174.10, 175.13, 176.11

The jm [THE M

greatest Men jm [greatest Men M

174.11

over-shoot jm [overshoot M

themselves; jm [~, M

174.15

A beautiful Face is a silent Commendation——as a good jm [A good M

174.21

Were jm [WERE M

174.22

comprehend] jm; ccmprehend M

175.8

Arguments jm [ARGUMENTS M

Men, jm [~‸ M

175.9

Dogs, jm [~; M

'em jm [them M

176.6

That] jm: THE M

does jm [doth M

Ill jm [ill M

176.11

Man, jm [~‸ M

176.12

Woman, jm [~‸ M

176.17

He jm [HE M

177.4

Hog-stye jm [Hogstye M

177.8

Our jm [OUR M

employ'd, jm [employed‸ M

177.9

they are] jm; omit M

177.12

Five jm [FIVE M

177.14

wholesome jm [wholsome M

Fine jm [fine M

178.2

Debauching jm [DEBAUCHING M

178.4

Peer‸ jm [~, M

pg 275Ch. 13 (pp. 86–9 of this edn.)

179.9

XIII] XII 54

179.13

headlong] omit 54

179.14

have mentioned] mentioned at the End of the last Chapter 54

179.21

Sea;] ~, 54

180.18

lately] formerly 54

See p. 224 and p. 87 n. 1, for discussion of this variant.

180.21

Nature, M [~‸ 54

181.4

read] are forced to read 54

181.15

Kind] kinds 54

181.20

Power;] ~, 54

181.21

Stations,] ~‸ 54

182.6

or Tools] omit 54

182.9

which‸] ~, 54

182.10

forward‸] ~, 54

182.15

Flattery‸] ~, or half a dozen Houses in a Borough-Town, 54

182.15–6

Impiety and Atheism,] omit 54

182.17

And‸] ~, 54

182.19

were] had been 54

182.22

be sometimes] sometimes have been 54

182.24

Man] Mind 54

182.25–183.2

great Fortitude … the reverse] a Man of vast natural Capacity and much acquired Knowledge may seem by Nature designed for Power and Honour, rather than one remarkable only for the want of these, and indeed ail other Qualifications 54

183.7

Exaltation] exalation W1; exaltation W2

183.8

which‸] ~, 54

183.13

then M [than 54

183.16

Swimmer‸] ~, and it being a perfect Calm, 54

183.21

Prodigious‸] ~, 54

184.3

be] have been 54

Ch. 14 (pp. 89–91 of this edn.)

184.6

XIV] XIII 54

184.19–20

cursing, … singing … whistling] Cursing, … Singing … Whistling 54

185.6

Star;] ~: 54

185.7

at least M [at least it approached 54

185.22–3

French- | Man M [Frenchman 54

186.4

had] hath 54

186.6

drest] dress'd 54

186.16

Legues M [Leagues 54

186.19

promised] proposed W1; promised W2

186.21

an Oar] a Pair of Scullers 54

187.3–4

an Oar,] Scullers, and 54

187.14

Vessel,] ~‸ 54

188.7

unluckily] unlukily 54; unluckily W

pg 276

188.10

Money.] ~, or rather can most easily procure Money for the supply of their Wants. 54

188.11

superiour] superior 54

188.19

taking] Taking 54

188.20

mentioned, M [~‸ 54

188.22

God] God 54

189.3

Suspence] Suspense 54

189.7–10

Situation, … Hero;] Situation; 54

BOOK III

Ch. 1 (pp. [92]–4 of this edn.)

191.12

awakening] awaking W

191.20–2

Men are apt … malign Events] the Mind is desirous (and perhaps wisely too) to comfort itself with drawing the most flattering Conclusions from all Events 54

192.7–8

had … doing.] had herself positively acquainted him she had her Husband's express Orders for so doing, and that she was gone to Holland. 54

192.13

Body;] ~, 54

192.18

but the] but over the whole 54

192.22

elevating] rousing 54

one] omit 54

193.14, 18, 359.14, 361.21, 378.22, 380.12

God] Heaven 54

193.18

praised,] ~! 54

193.22

all M [All 54

193.26

and,] ~‸ 54

194.11

alway M [always 54

195.7

Nanny] Nancy 54

See p. 94 n. 6 for discussion of the authority of this variant.

195.8

asked] asked her 54

195.9

them] them both 54

195.21

which,] omit 54

195.22

do] take Care of them 54

195.23

fulfil] fulfil her Promise 54

Ch. 2 (pp. 94–8 of this edn.)

197.6

for] For 54

197.15

by] of W2

197.16

undervaluing] under valuing 54

197.18, 19

be M [Be 54

glad,] ~‸ 54

198.2

afford!] ~? 54

198.7

adapted] adabted W1; adapted W2

198.8

Throne. And] Throne; and 54

198.12

do] give 54

198.15

Pleasure‸] ~, 54

pg 277

198.23, 325.5, 329.26

Villany] Villainy 54

199.5

the] omit 54

199.20

Possession] posses- | on W2

200.3

Temper,] ~ : 54

200.7

Gardening‸] ~, 54

200.12

Honesty] Truth 54

200.17

Price. M [~? 54

200.20

and] and often 54

200.24

a] on a 54

201.1

Interest. M [~ ! 54

201.2

like] omit 54

201.3

a] our 54

201.11

—In] —— ~ 54

201.17

it. M [~? 54

201.23

pushes] pushes us 54

202.2

prospect;] ~‸ of those beautiful Mansions, 54

202.3

it] they 54

be] be thought 54

See p. 97 n. 3 for a discussion of the authority of this variant.

202.5–8

which … Way] to which the Road, if we understand it rightly, appears to have so few Thorns and Briers in it, and to require so little Labour and Fatigue from those who shall pass through it, that its Ways are truly said to be Ways of Pleasantness, and all its Paths to be those of Peace. 54

202.9

a supreme Being] Christianity 54

202.18

they] these 54

202.23

Children's.‸ M [Childrens—! 54

203.2

they are allotted] is allotted for them 54

whether] whether it be their Fate 54

203.7

the sweetest] much the sweeter 54

203.12

their] my Childrens 54

203.17

Sorrows.‸ M [~." 54

Ch. 3 (pp. 98–101 of this edn.)

204.7

those M [these 54

Stories] Characters 54

205.2

publickly] publicly 54

205.17

sowed] sewed W

See p. 98 n. 8 for a discussion of the authority of this variant.

205.18

Stock] Coat 54

if I met never so many Highwaymen] omit 54

205.21

robber.] robbed by the most cunning Highwayman. 54

205.22

Gentleman] young Gentleman 54

205.23

Solomon's,] Solomon, or, if he was, did not, any more than some other Descendants of wise Men, inherit the Wisdom of his Ancestor, 54

206.12

principa‸] ~, 54

206.13

him‸ [~, 54

206.14

within M [in 54

pg 278

206.16

Gentleman] gentleman 54

207.9

heinous] henious 54; heinous W

207.22

Do you] Dou W1; Do you W2

207.25

World‸ | ] ~, 54

208.1

Hearts, M [~‸ 54

208.9

Good-natured‸] good-~, 54

208.10, 316.18, 319.8

rest] Rest 54

209.2

unless‸ … Woman‸] ~, … ~, 54

209.13

Will.‸ M [~." 54

209.19

Neck] Coat 54

See pp. 98 n. 8 and 100 n. 7, for a discussion of the authority of this variant.

209.25

Dependence.] Dependance, thus falling, as many Rogues do, a Sacrifice not to his Roguery, but to his Conscience. 54

Ch. 4 (pp. 101–3 of this edn.)

210.22

Alexander‸] ~, 54

211.4

Real] real 54

212.11

profest] profess'd 54

213.1

Hatred‸] ~, 54

213.18

Sessions] session W1; sessions W2

213.24

Phænomenon,] ~‸ 54

213.25

therefore] therfore 54

214.21

such] omit 54

214.23

Instruction‸] ~, 54

Ch. 5 (pp. 103–6 of this edn.)

215.7

unparallelled M [unparalleled 54

215.10

Order M [order 54

215.13

seemed M; was 54 [seemed to be e]

215.14–8

He determined … He] But however necessary this was, it

seemed to be attended with such insurmountable Difficulties, that even our Hero for some time despaired of Success. He was greatly superior to all Mankind in the Steadiness of his Countenance, but this Undertaking seemed to require more of that noble Quality than had ever been the Portion of a Mortal. However at last he resolved to attempt it, and from his Success, I think, we may fairly assert, that what was said by the Latin Poet of Labour, that it conquers all things, is much more true when applied to Impudence.

When he had formed his Plan, he 54

216.4–5

Lies … Husband's Commands;] omit 54

216.9, 327.11

The M [The 54

216.19

all,] ~‸ 54

216.26

Ballance] Balance 54

217.7

Europe: M [~; 54

217.11

be very easily] very easily be 54

pg 279

218.5

1it] our Designs 54

2it] these 54

218.7

its Design] their Aim 54

218.10

Wild having thus …] Heartfree however was soon curious enough to enquire how Wild had escaped the Captivity which his Wife then suffered. Here likewise he recounted the whole Truth, omitting only the Motive to the French Captain's Cruelty, for which he assigned a very different Reason, namely his Attempt to secure Heartfree's Jewels. Wild indeed always kept as much Truth as was possible in every Thing; and this he said was turning the Cannon of the Enemy upon themselves.

Wild having thus … 54

219.3

which‸] ~, 54

219.4

easy] omit W

219.5

to do] omit 54

219.13

escape M [Escape 54

which‸ he said‸] ~, ~ ~, 54

220.8

well‸ regulated M [~ - ~ 54

Liberty] Liberties W

220.26

Po- | tion M [Portion 54

221.2

without] with out W2

221.15, 288.17, 335 15

God] Heaven 54

222.6

to destroy it."] as to injure it.‸ 54

222.10–3

and promising … Leave of his Friend] which he did with admirable Dexterity: This Method of getting tolerably well off, when you are repulsed in your Attack on a Mans Conscience may be styled the Art of Retreating in which the Politician as well as the General hath sometimes a wonderful Opportunity of displaying his great Abilities in his Profession.

Wild having made this admirable Retreat, and argued away all Design of involving his Friend in the Guilt of Murther, concluded however that he thought him rather too scrupulous in not attempting his Escape; and then promising to use all such Means as the other would permit, in his Service, took his Leave 54

Ch. 6 (pp. 106–9 of this edn.)

223.11

wantonly] had wantonly 54

223.15

and much less M [tho' much greater 54

223.17

Silver-watches] Silver‸ Watches 54

224.2

the latter] the Watches 54

he] Wild 54

224.11

‸But] "~ 54

224.11–2

he said] said he 54

224.12

he would … him] I will … you 54

224.12–3

he was … wished] you are … I hope 54

224.13

Lad,] ~; 54

224.14

him] you 54

grand] great 54

pg 280

224.20

only, M [~‸ 54

224.21

Goods‸] ~, 54

225.5

a long time] a little while or a long time 54

226.2

to be] omit W

226.5

2him,] ~; 54

226.6

him] that Youth 54

226.9–12

to which the other … Fidelity;] omit 54

226.13

the the M [the 54

Letter,] ~; 54

226.20

equal] excel 54

226.22

Deivine] divine W1; deivine W2

226.23

Dout] Doubt 54

227.3

Maddam] Madam W

227.4

sollemly] solemnly W1; sollemly W2

227.15

endevored] endeavored W1; endevored W2

227.21

Afternoon] Afternune 54; afternoon W1; afternune W2

227.24

pessionate] passionate W

228.2

spelling] Spelling 54

228.11

necessay M [necessary 54

229.12

Hurgos, M [~‸ 54

Ch. 7 (pp. 109–12 of this edn.)

229.18

Fireblood‸] ~, 54

229.19

as we have before hinted,] with many voluntary Asseverations 54

229.22

Having … she put] The Lady having … put 54

230.1

Firehlood,] ~‸ 54

Mr.] ~‸ 54

230.6, 241.20, 265.19

d——d] d——d 54

230.6–8

Moreover, she said … she was sorry] "But with you, young Gentleman, says she, I am not in the least angry. I am rather sorry that 54

230.9

Errand.‸ ~." 54

230.22

him‸] ~, 54

230 23, 335.12, 370.4, 399.26

past] passed 54

231.4–7

And if he could be … pleased.] He asserted indeed, and swore so heartily, that had not Wild been so thoroughly convinced of the impregnable Chastity of the Lady, he might have suspected his Success: how ever, hewas, by these means entirely satisfied of his Friend's Inclination towards his Mistress. 54

231.15

Culprit … condemned] a Prisoner at the Bar, nor the Sound of a Reprieve to one at the Gallows 54

231.22

Daughter, M [~‸ 54

232.1

attempted] have attempted 54

232.5

However,] ~, in this 54

232.17

Visits. And M [~; and 54

232.22

length‸] ~, 54

pg 281

233.3

Histories‸] private Histories, 54

Comedies‸ | ] ~, 54

233.13–4

so little concerned with] including so little 54

233.16

confest] confessed 54

233.21–2

Lady, and] Lady, who was thought to be possessed of every Qualification necessary to make the Marriage State happy; and from 54

234.6

above,] ~; 54

234.7

than] than the most 54

234.16

for‸ | M [~, 54

Ch. 8 (pp. 112–18 of this edn.)

235.16

cannot:] ~; 54

235.17, 19

Sir John] Jack Strongbow 54

236.8

keep‸] ~, 54

236.14, 20

You M [You 54

237.1

suppose‸] ~, 54

237.8

too?] ~: 54

237.20

very well been] been very well W

237.21

Batchelor;] ~; I have no Reason to complain of your Necessities: 54

238.11

them.——] ~.——— 54

238.12

to be] were 54

238.16

fond.——] ~. ——— 54

238.19

Words.——] ~.——— 54

238.20

fond!——] ~!——— 54

2you——] ~——— 54

238.22

me.——] ~.——— 54

238.23

Woman——] ~——— 54

239.2

Love.——] ~.——— 54

239.4

thing.——] ~.——— 54

240.2

your self] yourself 54

240.9

La M [LA 54

240.10

Despair.——] ~.——— 54

240.17

of] in W1; of W2

241.3

Gentleman;] ~ : 54

241.8

me] omit W1; me W2

242.3, 244.5, 245.2, 3

B——ch] B———ch 54

242.6

Monster,] ~ ! 54

242.13

but,] ~‸ 54

242.20

for,] ~‸ 54

244.4

Agreed.——] ~.——— 54

244.10–1

whomsoever] whom soever 54; whomsoever W

245.2

——Methinks] ———~ 54

245.5

d——ing] d———ing 54

245.11

amicably] chearfully 54

245.13

B——CH] B———CH 54

pg 282Ch. 9 (pp. 118–20 of this edn.)

246.14

Serene] serene 54

247.1

Purposes, that M(u) [Purposes, M(c)54

248.2

Inconveniencies] Inconveniences 54; inconveniencies W

248.19

Lætitia,] ~‸ 54

248.23–4

him, where] him. Here 54

248.24

less] more 54

See p. 119 n. 9 for a discussion of the authority of this variant.

249.5

He] Heartfree 54

249.6

him,] his, Friend 54

249.10

blackned] blackened 54

249.26–250.1

had not … in the least] had … so lamely 54

251.1

sometime M [some time 54

251.2

Friendly‸] ~, 54

251.3

Constable‸] ~, 54

Diligence,] ~‸ 54

251.6

Custom,] ~‸ 54

251.10

Affection for] Correspondence with 54

251.17

most great Men's Persons] the Persons of other great Men 54

252.5

Wild, M [~‸ 54

252.7

may'st] mayst 54

252.12

Heartfree,] ~‸ 54

Motive‸ | ] ~, 54

Ch. 10 (pp. 121–4 of this edn.)

253.6

Wild‸ | M [~, 54

253.11

had] and W

254.2

appear;] ~ : 54

which,] ~‸ 54

254.9

propose] to propose 54

255.22–3

the Goodness of God is] Almighty Goodness is by its own Nature 54

256.4

latter,] ~‸ 54

256.17

vile M [Vile 54

or M; for 54 [or for e]

256.18

give‸] ~, 54

256.18

–9 rob me of] take away 54

256.25, 271.5, 361.6

entred] entered 54

257.9

Replegiando] replegiando 54

257.12

commitment] Commitment 54

257.22

Coherence, M [~‸ 54

257.25

Accusers,) ] ~‸) 54

259.2

Preferment] their Favour 54

Ch. 11 (pp. 124–6 of this edn.)

260.6

W2ILD M [W2ILD54

260.9

received; M [~‸ 54

pg 283

260.10

who‸] ~, 54

260.17

but, M [~‸ 54

260.21

for] to 54

See p. 124 n. 7 for a discussion of the authority of this variant.

261.21

instructs] doth instruct 54

262.14

calling] by calling 54

262.16

assigning] by assigning 54

264.1

former] these latter 54

Ch. 2 (pp. 126–8 of this edn.)

264.13–4

Elogiums on Constables, &c. And new] New 54

264.14

Folly.] ~, &c. 54

264.19

the] a 54

265.1

him,] ~ : 54

and,] when‸ 54

265.12, 288.22, 419.5

youngest] younger 54

265.15

The Constable] One of the Officers 54

265.27, 266.12

Constable] Officer 54

266.25

him;] ~ : 54

267.6

This latter] Friendly 54

267.7

House,] ~‸ 54

he] that Gentleman 54

267.25

Command.] ~; and this he swore to have been done after Heartfree had Notice of the Commission, and in order to bring it within that time, Fireblood as well as Wild swore that Mrs. Heartfree lay several Days concealed at Wild's House before her Departure for Holland." 54

268.6

Keeper] Turnkey 54

268.12

Friend.] ~, which indeed, through the Humanity of the Keeper, he did at a cheap Rate. 54

268.18

God may permit] omit 54

268.18–9

Enemies to] Enemy may 54

268.19

prevail. But M [~; but 54

Ch. 13 (pp. 128–30 of this edn.)

271.17

Injustice] Justice 54

See p. 129 n. 8 for a discussion of the authority of this variant.

271.19

not … affecting] it did not … affect 54

272.24

a] omit W2

273.7–8

could not… a worse] could … no other 54

273.10

turn] to turn 54

273.17

outragious] outrageous 54

274.1

Family] Famly 54; family W

Ch. 14 (pp. 131–4 of this edn.)

275.19

Blueskin. One M [~ ; one 54

pg 284

276.3

Tuum.] ~‸ which would cause endless Disputes, did not the Law happily decide them by converting both into Suum. 54

276.4

Forms] Form 54

276.21

News-Paper] News-Papers W

277.21

Surprize M [Surprizes 54

278.3

public] Public 54

278.22

my] his 54

278.27

——Therefore] ——— ~ 54

279.4

Ribband] Ribbon 54

279.5

wore] have worn 54

279.7

you‸ | M [~, 54

279.16

——Did] ———~ 54

279.17

unreasonably, M [~? 54

279.20

only; it seems, M [~, ~ ~; 54

279.22

Captain. M [~ ! 54

279.26

Bawble] Bauble 54

give] gave W

280.15

Shadows; but] ~. But 54

280.20

G——] G——— 54

281.8

which] wich 54; which W

281.9

D——tion] D———tion 54

Toast: In] ~; in 54

281.10

which,] ~‸ 54

282.7, 290.24, 292.27, 401.12

Great] Great 54

282.14

behoove] behove 54

great Men and Prigs] all great Men 54

282.18

weak and honest Men] the weak and honest 54

282.23

vowing] in vowing 54

283.6–7

i.e. in the Cart] omit 54

283.8

Countenance; for] ~: For 54

283.11–2

Hero, however … Secret; for, he] Hero received Fireblood's Information with a very placid Countenance. He 54

283.13

they] the Gang 54

283.22

he concluded, that] omit 54

284.4

was] omit 54

284.4–6

which, whoever uses … executing] must be used with Caution; since both are altogether as liable to blow up the Party himself who uses them, as to execute 54

284.12

and,] ~‸ 54

284.17

Book,; M [~‸; 54

book iv

Ch. 1 (pp. [135]–9 of this edn.)

285.6

IV] III W1; IV W2

286.2

possessed] created an Opinion in 54

286.5

worthy] very worthy 54

286.11

Orthodox] orthodox 54

287.1

time] Time 54

pg 285

287.19

Admiration, thou excellent Man,] Admiration‸ 54

287.25

leaving] of leaving 54

288.1

these] your 54

288.28

anther M [another 54

289.2

Acknowledgments] acknowledgment W1; acknowledgments W2

289.13

perfection M [Perfection 54

289.15

enjoyed] possessed 54

289.16

suffered] indulged to 54

289.17

to possess a] in any 54

290.2

kind] Kind 54

290.11

Sessions] Session 54

290.14

of] omit W1; of W2

291.3

Catastrophe] Catastrophe 54

291.13

——Ut] ‸ut 54

Lapsu] lapsu 54

291.16–7

the Heroes and great Men of Antiquity] Heroes 54

291.24

For] omit 54

292.1

being] was 54

292.5

Wild] Wild therefore 54

292.9

privily] prively 54

292.19

1he] he afterwards 54

293.11

avenging] Avenging 54

293.16, 306.23

Great] great 54

293.18

great Men] such Persons 54

293.21

designs M [Designs 54

293.22

Duty‸] ~, 54

Ch. 2 (pp. 140–3 of this edn.)

294.15

observed] observed to spring up in the People 54

295.3

work] Work 54

295.24

or‸] ~, 54

295.26

having been] was 54

296.1

Acquaintance,] ~. This 54

296.6

alass] alas 54

296.8

refusing] refused 54

ordered] and 54

296.9

to insist] insisted 54

296.12–5

or as if he had … his Prisoner] or any other genteel Crime 54

296.19

Observation‸] ~, 54

296.22–3

the said great Men] such Persons 54

297.11

Occasion,] ~‸ 54

298.4

to.— M [~‸— 54

298.12

already". M [~." 54

298.19

here] hither 54

298.25

dear M [Dear 54

299.3

always] long 54

299.9

strong] strang 54; strong W

300.6

Adversity,] ~ : 54

300.25

first] first Minute 54

pg 286

301.3

sudden] sudden a W

301.4

hastned] hastened 54

Ch. 3 (pp. 143–7 of this edn.)

301.13

Prigs] Prigs in Newgate 54

301.17

Opinions] Opinion 54

301.20

under] in W

302.4

the Liberties of Newgate] the Liberties of Newgate 54

302.5

only] omit 54

302.17

is representing] hath undertaken to represent 54

303.2

Baily‸] ~, those Depredations of Justice, 54

303.5

he of] the Prisoner 54

304.3

Prigs! M [~ ! 54

304.13

Newgate—"] ~——" 54

304.20

Party,] ~, as had been before concerted, 54

Speech,] ~‸ 54

304.23

NEWGATE M [Newgate 54

304.25

writing to one another, and] omit 54

305.3

different] incompatible 54

305.4–8

for both Parties … Exaltation; what] for whereas the

Supporters of Johnson, who was in Possession of the Plunder of Newgate, were admitted to some Share under their Leader; so the Abettors of Wild had, on his Promotion, the same Views of dividing some Part of the Spoil among themselves. It is no Wonder therefore they were both so warm on each Side. What 54

305.16

And] And the poor Debtors re-echoed the Liberties of Newgate, which in the Cant Language signifies Plunder, as loudly as the Thieves themselves. In short, 54

305.21

WILD's M [Wild's 54

305.26

good] Good 54

305.26, 308.14, 313.14

whole] Whole 54

306.16

bespoke] bespake W

306.19–20

who, like Children,] who should 54

306.21

lament] should lament 54

307.2

stead] Stead 54

307.21

themselves, M [~‸ 54

Tyranny] tyrannny W

308.2

time] Time 54

308.14

the least] every little 54

308.15

our | selves M [ourselves 54

308.20

enslave; but,] enslave; or if he should, his own Destruction would be the only Consequence of his Attempt. But 54

308.24

here] hear W1; here W2

commit] eommit W

309.9

Roguery,] ~‸ 54

309.12

former.‸ M [~." 54

309.14

continued] continued as before 54

ap- | ly M [apply 54

pg 287

309.22

Tinsel] tinsel 54

309.26

him, nor indeed suited his Degree:] him: 54

310.8

Impositions,] ~‸ 54

310.11

it] this 54

Ch. 4 (pp. 147–9 of this edn.)

311.2

arrives] arrived W1; arrives W2

311.18

vowed] professed 54

311.25

not not M [not 54

312.20

Heartfree‸ M [~, 54

312.25, 313.8

Horrours] Horrors 54

313.1

Sentence,] ~‸ 54

313.3

suggested. M54 [~, W

313.5

Body, M [~‸ 54

313.9

Fantoms] Phantoms 54

313.12

Senses^] ~, 54

314.11

Humour] Honour 54

See p. 149 n. 2 for discussion of the authority of this variant.

315.5

opening M [Opening 54

315.16

for‸] ~, 54

315.20

a] some 54

See p. 149 n. 5 for discussion of the authority of this variant.

Ch. 5 (pp. 149–52 of this edn.)

316.2–3

The Arrival … with other] Containing various 54

316.10

him] omit W1; him W2

318.3

left] omit W1; left W2

—What] ——what 54

318.6

—The] ——~ 54

318.23

hint M [Hint 54

319.8

rest] Rest 54

320.22

Great God] Almighty 54

321.20

reprieved—] ~—— 54

321.27

which,] ~‸ 54

Ch. 6 (pp. 152–4 of this edn.)

323.14

Caution,] ~‸ 54

323.19

finding] finding that 54

323.22–3

one, as he had heard], one was 54

See p. 153 n. 4 on the authority of this and the next variant.

323.24

other] other was 54

324.2

confest] confessed 54

324.17

hint, M [Hints‸ 54

324.24

He, M [~‸ 54

325.1

and] and declared 54

325.13–22

Indeed … Author.] omit 54

326.8

1he] he | he 54; he W

pg 288

327.6

1he] she 54

See p. 154 n. 6 for a discussion of the authority of this variant.

would]

would hear 54

327.9

him] her Husband 54

327.14

her Husband] him 54

327.19

is] is only 54

327.20

her,] ~‸ 54

Ch. 7 (pp. 154–9 this edn.)

328.2

begins to relate] relates 54

328.6

Villain, M [~‸ 54

our Hero M [our Hero 54

328.11

but,] ~‸ 54

329.2

for] to carry them 54

329.3

the] those 54

329.6

threatned] threatened 54

329.9

saw] sufficiently saw 54

329.17

yet] yet that 54

329.23

Passion] Vice 54

329.24

easy enough to Sin] too easily prevailed on to sin 54

329.28

We] We 54

330.5

Captain] Captain 54

331.1

the] his 54

331.6

me] me himself 54

331.12

admit."] ~‸" 54

331.15

We] We 54

331.18

with,] ~‸ 54

331.19

our] her W

332.25–6

a- | board] a‸ board 54; on board W

333.3

aboard] on board W

334.7–8

released, (for … Confinement,)] ~‸ (~ … ~‸) 54

335.10

my] on my 54

Repose.‸] ~." 54

335.17

Arms; she] ~. She 54

335.26

he] the Captain 54

339.1

lain] formerly lain 54

339.3

leave M [Leave 54

339.9

Voyage.‸ M [~." 54

Ch. 8 (pp. 159–61 of this edn.)

339.16

a little] no very great 54

339.21

us——] ~——— 54

340.9

But‸] ~, 54

Heaven, M [~‸ 54

340.9–10

praised, … preserved!] ~ ! … 54

340.11

about] above W

pg 289

340.12

Continuance‸] ~, 54

341.7

by] by the Remembrance of 54

341.20

come; ] ~: 54

341.23

Crew, M [~‸ 54

342.9

of] on 54

342.13

Captain] captain W

342.15

and, indeed,] ~‸ ~‸ 54

343.1

Ways] Way 54

343.23

over loaded M [overloaded 54

344.3

weakned] weaken'd 54

344.18–21

Provision; for the Plain … Sea Gulls.] some Provision. 54

345.7

thing,] ~‸ 54

345.24

Principle,] ~‸ 54

Ch. 9 (pp. 162–5 of this edn.)

346.1–6

CHAP. IX. … pleases.] omit 54

346.7

W2E] We 54

a] omit 54

346.9–353.10

of the Sailors … no farther. One] omit 54

353.10

skipt] having skipt 54

353.11

1the] a 54

and,] omit 54

353.17

Friend,] ~‸ 54

353.27

Houses] Houses or rather Huts 54

354.3

had] omit W1; had W2

Ch. 10 (pp. 165–9 of this edn.)

354.6

X] IX 54

354.18

whence] which 54

354.19

promised,] ~‸ 54

depart] leave 54

355.4

Dominion] dominions W1; dominion W2

355.12

He] no ¶ W

355.16

Force] absolute Force 54

356.2

never] be the last to 54

See p. 166 n. 5 for a discussion of the authority of this variant.

356.5

Method] manner W1; method W2

356.26

God,] Heavens! 54

357.22

——But M [— ~ 54

357.25

——When M [—~ 54

358.1–2

the Tone of his Features, and, in a very different Voice] his voice and features, and, in a very different tone W

See p. 167 n. 7 for a discussion of the authority of this variant.

358.6

which, M [~‸ 54

359.6

Eyes,] ~‸ 54

359.15

my self] myself 54

pg 290

359.21–3

Pocket, before he recovered … began to do] Pocket. 54

359.23

told me,] telling me, that 54

359.24

and] omit 54

360.8

or] or should 54

361.1

walked] left the Villain weltering in his Blood, tho' beginning to recover a little Motion, and walked 54

361.8

Turf] Earth 54

361.23

Hermite M [Hermite 54

2he] omit 54; he W

362.4

blest] blessed 54

363.14

recreated] recruited W

363.16

of Turf] or Bank 54

363.22

Tears M54 [fears W

364.6

find] fined W2

appear'd] appeared 54

364.9

plentifully:] ~ ; 54

364.23

expressing] and expressing 54

365.1

Love] Force 54

See p. 169 n. 9 for a discussion of the authority of this variant.

Ch. 11 (pp. 170–72 of this edn.)

366.1

XI] X 54

366.22

bellowing.] ~ : 54

367.9

Ears; but ~ : But 54

367.12

leapt] lept 54; leapt W

367.15

had] had long since 54

367.25

was] is 54

367.25–6

lost, for the Reason given before] lost. 54

368.2

agreeable] agrerable W2

368.8

Wild's M [Wilds 54

368.14

My—— M [~ — 54

368.17

Blood, M [~‸ 54

368.20

Wild,] ~‸ 54

tenderness M [Tenderness 54

368.23

breath M [Breath 54

368.25, 369.22

says, M [~‸ 54

369.11

repeat,] ~ ; 54

369.13

Doctor's M [Doctors 54

370.11

Combat;] ~, 54

Ch. 12 (pp. 172–5 of this edn.)

371.1

XII] XI 54

371.7

Hermite] Hermit 54

——Just] — ~ 54

372.2

if] omit W

372.9

that,] ~‸ 54

373.15

kindled——] ~ — 54

373.26

D——n] D—n 54

pg 291

374.10

French, M [~‸ 54

374.14

Welcome M [welcome 54

374.16

and‸] ~, 54

375.10

Safety] safety 54

375.21

Hermite] Hermit 54

375.22–3

Mayor, or] omit 54

377.10

suppose,] ~, to be 54

377.20

Mayor] chief Magistrate 54

377.22

1it, M [~‸ 54

377.26

the] omit 54

378.15

Mayor] Chief 54

378.20

his] a very civil 54

379.7

Old: M [~: 54

379.19

Cabbin] Cabin 54

380.15–8

That Providence … virtuous and innocent.‸ M [That Providence … Virtuous and Innocent." 54

380.23

Mayor] Chief 54

latter] last 54

381.4

innocenly M [innocently 54

Ch. 13 (pp. 176–8 of this edn.)

381.13

XIII] XII 54

381.21

Exaction M [Exactions 54

382.16

Wild, M [~‸ 54

383.2

Death; M [~, 54

383.3

consider,] ~‸ 54

383.17

——nec] ——— ~ 54

383.23

that,] ~‸ 54

384.4

Oppressed; M [~‸ 54

384.7

Priggism;) ] ~‸ 54

384 9

Ax] Axe 54

384.12

Fame,] ~‸ 54

384.14

our] a 54

384.15

———Fame M [———~ 54

384.16

Deeds,] ~. 54

385.13–5

which Mr. Wild … it had past] which was taken down in Short-hand by one who overheard it 54

385.18

ei- | ter M [either 54

Ch. 14 (pp. 178–85 of this edn.)

386.1

XIV] XIII 54

386.20

those M [these 54

390.4

roiled] oiled 54

390.9

his] the good 54

390.10

his] his wicked 54

390.16

though,] ~‸ 54

true,] ~, that 54

pg 292

391.5

Plato's] Platos 54

393.13

confest] confessed 54; confest that W

393.25

Attonement M [Atonement 54

394.9

a Man] of those 54

394.10

dies] die 54

395.4

wholsome] wholesome 54

396.3

Draught] Draught 54

396.22

——But M [— ~ 54

397.1

——My] — ~ 54

397.3

——To] ——— ~ 54

397.6

principally, M [~‸ 54

397.14–5

away with it, it is not for us. M [away with it, it is not for us. 54

398.1

And] And 54

398.12

enrich] to enrich 54

398.24

Mere] Both Fools, mere 54

398.24–5

Noti- | tions M [Notions 54

398.25

certain] ertain W2

399.1

nor] nor on 54

399.6

serving] omit W2

399.7

Pride.] ~; in one Word Foolishness. 54

399.10

as, M [~‸ 54

399.11–2

tending … here asserted] to my Purpose 54

399.16–7

a small Alteration … Text. The] asserting what I have so fully proved; and what may indeed be inferred from the Text, That the 54

399.23

put a Stop … at this time:] waked Mr. Wild who was fast asleep, and put an End to the Sermon; 54

399.24

of Mr. Wild] omit 54

Ch. 15 (pp. 186–9 of this edn.)

400.1

XV] XIV 54

400.9

Apotheosis,] ~‸ 54

402.14

Sides;] ~ : 54

402.18

by] omit W

402.19

B——? Whether] B——; and whether 54

402.20

Gentleman?] ~, 54

403.8

suffer,] ~; 54

403.11

inevitable‸ M [~, 54

403.16

and,] ~‸ 54

403.19

Violence,] ~‸ 54

403.23

length,] ~‸ 54

403.24

Fortune] Fortune at his Birth had 54

404.11

Hemp-Seed‸] ~. 54

404.12

Poppy-Seed‸] ~, 54

404.20

them; he] ~. He 54

405.7

Crowds,] ~‸ 54

great] Great 54

405.10

whistling] whisting W2

406.15

Verses‸ M [~, 54

pg 293

406.17

Laborem] laborem 54

407.5

give] to give 54

407.21

Purpose‸] ~, 54

leave] leaves 54

408.3

Moral.] Moral.

Narrow Minds may possibly have some Reason to be ashamed to going this Way out of the World, if their Consciences can fly in their Faces, and assure them they have not merited such an Honour; but he must be a Fool who is ashamed of being hanged who is not weak enough to be ashamed [ashmed W] of having deserved it. 54

Ch. 16 (pp. 189–96 of this edn.)

408.4

XVI] XV 54

408.15

Man:] Man. 54

408.17

had‸] ~, 54

408.19

Ends,] ~‸ 54

409.14

Negative] Negation 54

410.1

meanest] smallest 54

411.1

tho, M [~' 54

411.4

it] this 54

welfare M [Welfare 54

411.7

attaining] attainining W

411.21–3

had … him … had … him] hath … you … hath … you 54

411.22

knew] knows 54

himself] omit 54

413.2

Counterfeits] the Counterfeits 54

413.8

Roguery,] ~ ; 54

414.1

constantly] constant 54W1; constantly W2

414.4

Actions;] ~ : 54

414.7

last] length W

414.16

Liberties] Liberty 54

414.18

themselves,] ~ ; 54

414.24

A] a 54

415.5

him] our Hero 54

415.24

it] his Glory 54

416.1

have, M [~‸ 54

416.4

is] was 54

416.11

which] whom 54

417.6

Mettle] Metal 54

417.9

——to M [— ~ 54

——while M [— ~ 54

417.18

Great] Great after all his mighty Exploits 54

417.18–9

are, though … ought to be] can accomplish 54

417.19

——hanged M [— ~ 54

418.4

Suffering] Troubles 54

418.5

the Calamity] these 54

418.18–20

for which … Money.] which Miss Straddle had disposed of. 54

pg 294

418.26

immense] considerable 54

419.6

not] nor W

419.12

Reason,] ~‸ when Heartfree pressed her, 54

419.15

that] that which 54

419.16

being the] omit 54; being the W

420.5

Theodosia] Theo- | sia W1; Theodosia W2

420.22–421.8

Hell; nor is the World … the Creation] Hell. To say the Truth the World have this Reason at least to Honour such Characters as that of Wyld; that while it is in the Power of every Man to be perfectly Honest, not one in a thousand is capable of being a Complete Rogue; and few indeed there are who if they were inspired with the vanity of Imitating our Hero would not after much fruitless Pains be obliged to own themselves Inferior to Mr. Jonathan Wild the GREAT. 54

421.9

FINIS.] The End 54; omit W1; End of the Third Volume. W2

index of grouped readings in doc. app. a

NOTE: Records of the same M] 54 variant occurring three or more times, more than a page apart, are gathered together at the earliest location, as noted below; in this index, variant lengths of dashes are excluded and variant fonts are grouped together.

  • Board] board 163.18
  • Dependence] Dependance 127.6, and cf. 209.25
  • eldest] elder 37.19
  • entred] entered 256.25
  • God] Heaven 193.15, 221.15
  • great] great 64.4, 168.11, and cf. 110.20; Great [v].18, 87.26, and cf. 99.16
  • Great] great 14.11, 293.17; Great 282.8
  • great Man] great Man 82.18
  • great Men] great Men [vi].5–6
  • greatly] greatly 80.16
  • Greatness] Greatness 89.1, and cf. [iv].18
  • Horrour(s)] Horror(s) 164.20, 312.26
  • never] ever 38.22
  • past] pass'd 146.12; passed 230.24
  • rest] Rest 208.10
  • Sword] Hanger 51.25
  • those] these 6.7, and cf. 4.19
  • Villany] Villainy 198.23
  • Wastecoat] Waistcoat 59.14
  • whole] Whole 305.27
  • youngest] younger 265.13

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