Blank space on page for possible drawing (MS IX)—Since the heading of this section is placed significantly below the top of the page, leaving a vertical column measuring approximately nine lines of Ruskinʼs cursive copperplate script, it is reasonable to assume that he intended to paste a drawing here, but never produced it, or that he produced a drawing, but it has been removed or lost.


“Mind” (MS IA, g.1)—This word, written sideways between the columns of the poem, does not appear to be intended as part of “Brussels” itself; and the hand may not be Ruskinʼs, although the formation of the terminal d is more characteristic of his hand than of Margaret Ruskinʼs, whose handwriting can sometimes be confused her sonʼs. The word seems to form an imperative; and while no other clue remains to indicate what was to be “minded”, the word may be a metamark (see Editorial and Encoding Rationale and Methodology: Element, Attribute, and Value Usage—Metamarks).