Dedication Poem

To Jane --- (with the "Last Man")

[dedication poem: text from MWS Journal]

Tribute for {theyou} |thee| dear solace of my life

     Reject not thou thy Mary's offering,

A tale of woe, with {may} many sorrows rife,

     Tribute unmeet, with cypress bound, I bring--

It is the echo, sweet

[ed. note: four leaves cut out of the journal here]


[1] I have slightly altered the editorial conventions of Feldman and Scott-Kilvert thus:

  1. material in {wavy brackets} was canceled by MWS;
  2. the |word| surrounded by vertical pipes is MWS' insertion.