MANUSCRIPTS: There are two, both written about 1864. That reproduced above is in packet 87 (Bingham 41f). The other copy (Bingham), in pencil and written at the same time, was sent to Samuel Bowles:
Perhaps you think me stooping!It is variant in line 8.
PUBLICATION: The text of the copy to Bowles is in Letters (ed. 1894), 211; (ed. 1931), 200; also LL (1924), 245. The italics are not reproduced. In the 1931 edition "Redignified" (line 8) is offered as an alternative reading for "Re-royalized." Both copies of the poem were then in Mrs. Todd's possession.