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Law Lane.

Sarah Orne Jewett.

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Notes
     The texts of The King of Folly Island and Other People (1888) and Tales of New England (1890) appear to be identical. Where I have noticed probable errors in a text, I have added a correction and indicated the change with brackets, except, in the case of farmhouse, which is sometimes hyphenated in these two collections, I have left the word as it appears in the text.
     In Scribner's farm-house is consistently hyphenated.
     Hill-side in Scribner's is hillside in The King of Folly Island.
     In the Scribner's text contractions are closed, whereas they are opened in the King of Folly Island text. Examples: Scribner's: tain't, 'tis, 'twas, etc. King of Folly Island: 't aint, 't is, 't was. I have not listed such changes on the table below.
 
 

Paragraph The King of Folly Island Scribner's
1
I.

     The thump 

     The thump 
2 along the country road as if along the country road, as if
3 concern about housekeeping. concern about the housekeeping.
4 'leven o'clock, and you want 'leven o'clock and you want
9 Powder turned again, the sight Powder turned again the sight
21 blueberries.... blueberries blue-berries.... blueberries
22 seat of the kitchen chair seat of the kitchen-chair
26 what a good day 'twas." what a good day 'twas.["]
37 But Barnet's folks said" --  But Barnet's folks said -- "
39 has counseled them to leave

My man talked with [the] judge
 

fight after another. Now folks
 

I feel to'a'ds you

has counselled them to leave

My man talked with the judge
 

fight after another. Now, folks
 

I feel to'des you

47 when we're out a-trarvelin' when we're out a-trarvellin'
54 Seems as if they might call it square an' marry the young folks off, but they won't nohow Seems if they might call it square an' marry the young folks off, but they won't, nohow
55 more complicated histories too often more complicated histories, too often
57 what he was about" -- what he was about -- "
70 slaved to pay the lane's bills

Who could believe that the son

slaved to pay the law's bills

Who could believe, that the son

73 lighted a kerosene-lamp, and sat lighted a kerosene-lamp and sat
79 work comes on, and" -- work comes on, and -- "
84 ye're all the boy I've got ye're all the child I've got
86 he said; "to-morrow" -- he said; "to-morrow -- "
89 good," said the mother spitefully good," said the mother, spitefully
92 remorse the mischief-making boy remorse that mischief-making boy
94 gray-headed, 'less somebody gray-headed 'less somebody
95 exclaimed Mrs. Powder excitedly exclaimed Mrs. Powder, excitedly
96 barns were petty shapes in their barns were petty shapes, in their
97 joyful inspirations of good-will joyful inspiration of good-will
98 How small his own great nut-tree How small his great nut-tree
100 the cold air became sharper the cold became sharper
103 didn't send no word" -- didn't send no word -- "
104 you ain't foolin' me with your stories you aren't foolin' me with your stories
107 the hay-mow, and had slipped

her house to rights, and, with

the hay-mow and had slipped

her house to rights and, with

108 toward the bedroom door toward the bedroom-door
110 outer garments, and tried outer garments and tried
122 rolled up her eyes. I says rolled up her eyes. [']I says
127 I'm willing Ezra should marry Ruthy Crosby; she's a nice pooty gal I'm willin' Ezra should marry Ruthy Crosby; she's a nice, pooty gal
136 hurriedly and went downstairs. hurriedly and went down-stairs.

 
 
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