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ItemThe Text of Alinda’s Song ‘I am not proud’ in John Fletcher’s “The Pilgrim”, IV.ii.(Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand, 1992)Whatever John Fletcher's failings as a dramatist, there is general agreement that he was a master of song-writing. It is perplexing, therefore, to see Cyrus Hoy, in his authoritative edition of the play, produce a version of an important song which contains an error. The error is likely to have crept in when the play was printed for the Folio (1647): it is hardly plausible that Fletcher himself made it.
ItemJohn Fletcher's "The Pilgrim" I.i.122: A Proposed Emendation(Oxford University Press, 1991)The most recent edition of "The Pilgrim" (1621) is the one by Cyrus Hoy, in "The Dramatic Works in the Beaumont and Fletcher Canon", vol. vi (gen. ed. Fredson Bowers; Cambridge University Press, 1985). The edition is an 'old-spelling' text accompanied by a textual introduction and a meticulous section consisting of `Textual Notes', `Press-Variants in FI (1647)', `Emendation of Accidentals', and `Historical Collation'. Daalder discusses how there is one place where a further emendation is needed which, both in his own observation and from the evidence of Professor Hoy's notes, does not appear to have occurred to editors so far.