Edd Winfield Parks and Aileen Wells Parks (eds), The Collected Poems of Henry Timrod: A Variorum Edition
Editor’s NoteCritical ApparatusSONNET: I THANK YOU11
- Critical Apparatus1I thank you, kind and best beloved friend,
- 2With the same thanks one murmurs to a sister,
- Critical Apparatus3When, for some gentle favor, he hath kissed her,
- Critical Apparatus4Less for the gifts than for the love you send,
- Critical Apparatus5Less for the flowers, than what the flowers convey;
- Critical Apparatus6If I, indeed, divine their meaning truly,
- Critical Apparatus7And not unto myself ascribe, unduly,
- Critical Apparatus8Things which you neither meant nor wished to say,
- Critical Apparatus9Oh! tell me, is the hope then all misplaced?
- Critical Apparatus10And am I flattered by my own affection?
- Critical Apparatus11But in your beauteous gift, methought I traced
- 12Something above a short-lived predilection,
- 13And which, for that I know no dearer name,
- Critical Apparatus14I designate as love, without love's flame.
SLG indents lines 2, 3, 6, 7, 10 and 12; R indents 2, 3, 5, 8 and 12.
11. The sonnet "I thank you" was published in Southern Literary Gazette, Nov. 27, 1852, signed Aglaus; Russell's Magazine, V (Sept. 1859), 509; Poems (1859), 124: Hayne, 231; Memorial Edition, 181.
line 1: Hayne and Mem: two dots over second e in beloved; SLG: Friend capitalized
3 SLG: When for . . . favour he . . .
4 SLG: gift for gifts
5 Mem: no comma after flowers; comma after convey
6 SLG: no commas around indeed
7 SLG and R: no comma after ascribe
8 SLG and R: . . . neither wish nor care . . . SLG: semicolon after say; 1859: period after say
9 SLG: Oh tell me is . . . misplaced,
10 SLG: comma after affection
11 SLG and R: no comma after gift; 1859: comma after methought
14 SLG: no comma after love