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The Magnetic Lady: Textual Essay

Helen Ostovich

Press Variants by Forme

STATE 1 STATE 2
A1:4 (outer)
A1 1
11 [omit] Claud. de Magnet.
12 LONDON LONDON
13 Printed M. CD. XL. Printed M. CD. XL
A2:3 (outer)
A2 3
7 Pleaſance. Pleaſance,
17 Intereſt. Intereſt,
17 -band -baud
18 Bias Bias,
A3v 6
28 ſecurities, ſecurities:
38 Magnum! Magnum.
B1:4 (inner)
B1v 10
36 terme: termes:
45 ym my
B2:3 (outer)
B2 11
20 health, health
23 What? call What call
B3v 14
45 Armenians . . . Armenians Armenians. . . Arminians
C1:4 (outer)
C1 17
37 Siſter! Siſter,
C4v 24
17 family? family!
37 veines veines,
cw [omit] But
C2:3 (outer) STATE 1 STATE 2 STATE 3
C2 19
1 no Act noAct ~
4 Comedy, Comedy ~
4 reſerv’d, reſerv’d ~
14 land, land ~
14 Pannims Paynims ~
15 Monsters: Monsters; ~
16 Daughter: ~ Daughter
17 lame, lame ~
19 miracles: miracles, miracles.
20 [t]hen ~ then
22 then, your People; then; your People, ~
22 Tudeske Tudesko ~
30 well. well: ~
36-7 de-/grees! de-/grees: ~
C3v 22
10 Eſpecially’in Eſpecially in ~
12 darker: what darker? What ~
13 Engliſh — ~ Engliſh —.
14 it. it. — it—.
14 heaven her vent ~
16 with. [very faint period] with; ~
18 hers, hers ~
32 weekes! weekes: ~
44 (To To ~
46 too to ~
47 Practiſe! Practiſe: ~
47 man? man, ~
C1:4 (inner)
C4 23 STATE 1 STATE 2
28 large. large!
D1:4 (outer)
D1 25
cw [cut off?] ACT.
D1:4 (inner)
D1v 26
2sd Rnt. Rut.
16 induſtry induſtry;
24 more, ~
26 in open ſale ſale in open
D4 31
6 [added to end of previous line] Dam. By whom, Boy?
15 Iem. Item.
30 name: name:)
D2:3 (outer)
D3v 30
45 ten, ten
D2:3 (inner)
D2v 28
8 Legacie? Legacie,
E2v: E3 (inner)
E2v 36 [inking problem?]
rt 35 36
E1: E4v (outer)
E4v 40
16 other other,
16 free, free.
F1:4 (inner)
F1v 42
6 Captaine! Captaine:
8 hence,! hence;
F4 47
20 travell? travell
21 ſake. ſake?
30 you, you.
30 Practiſe. Practiſe,
36 reſtgiſtred regiſtred
41 trke take
G1:4 (outer)
G1 49
8 another. another?
cw Griəv’d (inverted e) Griev’d
G4v 56
38 Counſels. Counſels?
G1:4 (inner)
G1v 50
rt 52 50
G2:3 (outer)
G2 51
29 Daugh Daughter;
H1:4 (outer)
H1 57
32m [omit] Enter Item
43 is, ~
H4v 64
5 appeale, appeale
H2:3 (outer)
H2 59
45 -tub. -tub,
H3v 62
5 charity charity—
36 change, ~
42 unnarurall unnaturall
44 havə have
47 pay, ~

Uncorrected errors:

A2:3 (outer)
A2 3
16 ALawyer [no spacing]
B2v:3 (inner)
B3 13
5 Bal. [instead of Pal. speech-heading]
14 Pal. speech-heading [instead of Pol.]
cw The [should be They]
C2:3 (inner)
C3 21
29 Eeene
E2:3 (inner)
E2v 36
rt [may be 35 blurred]
14 graones
E2:3 (outer)
E3v 38
16 hasreason [no space]
F1:4 (inner)
F1v 42
6 o’ [should be oh!]
G1:4 (outer)
G1 49
43 th’Ages [no one knows what it means]

Distribution of Variants
A1:4 (outer)
STATE 1  4, 7, 19, 26
STATE 2  the rest
A2:3 (outer)
STATE 1  8
STATE 2  the rest
B1:4 (outer)
STATE 1  7
STATE 2  the rest
B2:3 (outer)
STATE 1    2, 3, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20
STATE 2    1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
C1:4 (outer)
STATE 1    1, 7, 9, 20, 23
STATE 2    the rest
C1:4 (inner)
STATE 1    4, 5, 24, 26
STATE 2    the rest
C2:3 (outer)
STATE 1    22, 25
STATE 2    2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 15, 19, 24
STATE 3    1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 26
D1:4 (inner)
STATE 1    3, 5, 11, 14, 18, 21, 23, 25
STATE 2    the rest
D2:3 (outer)
STATE 1    2, 3, 11, 13
STATE 2    the rest
D2:3 (inner) STATE 1    2, 3, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 24
STATE 2    the rest
E1:4 (outer) STATE 1    5, 12, 13, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25
STATE 2    the rest
E2:3 (inner) STATE 1    2, 3, 12, 13, 14, 17, 26
STATE 2    the rest
F1:4 (inner)
STATE 1    2, 13
STATE 2    the rest
G1:4 (outer)
STATE 1    1, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23
STATE 2    2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, 18, 22, 24, 25, 26
G1:4 (inner)
STATE 1    2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18, 21, 23
STATE 2    the rest
G2:3 (outer)
STATE 1    2; 7, 9, 12, 13, 15, 19
STATE 2    the rest
H1:4 (outer) STATE 1    1, 3, 8, 11, 18, 23
STATE 2    the rest
H2:3 (outer)
STATE 1    10, 23, 25
STATE 2    the rest

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