Sturges p. lxxiv. Galley 21.5 x 11.6 cm. Printed below the poem, "[N.Y. Ledger]"; in Bryant's hand, "Corrected copy," "July 1860," and a new stanza to replace cancelled stanza nine.
In a footnote (II, 271-272), Godwin gives an account of the evolution of this poem: "Some years since, Professor C.M. Dodd of Williams College showed [a friend] a manuscript copy of one of Bryant's poems ... 'The Tides,' and there were five copies, written on five separate pieces of paper. In each successive copy there were changes in every stanza except the first one ... "
WCB MS 6
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