the manuscript, and has cited many of its various readings in his edition of Shelley
But he has passed by a good many others; and some of these need, I think, for the sake of all students of Shelley
, to be put in print, so that in case of the loss or destruction of the precious volume, these fragments at least may be preserved.
There occur in this manuscript the following variations from Prof. Woodberry
's text of “The Sensitive Plant” --variations not mentioned by him, for some reason or other, in his footnotes or supplemental notes, and yet not cancelled by Shelley
Three days the flowers of the garden fair
Like stars when the moon is awakened, were.
And under the roots of the Sensitive Plant.
But the mandrakes and toadstools and docks and darnels
Rose like the dead from their ruined charnels.
These three variations, all of which are interesting,