“for tresses” (MS II)—Intended as a single word, fortresses, although divided here without a hyphen. Fair‐copied as a single word in “On Skiddaw and Derwent Water”, contained in “Battle of Waterloo, A Play, in Two Acts, with Other Small Poems, Dedicated to His Father”.




“Which . . . doth fall” (MS II)—As originally conceived, the line probably read: “Which from thy highest mountain falls”, which was octosyllabic, but provided an imperfect rhyme of “falls” for “call” in the following line. Ruskin therefore revised the line to the version found in the fair copy, “Which from thy mountain head doth fall”, which is also correctly octosyllabic, but the line appears confused in the draft. Ruskin deleted “highest” and substituted “head” above, appearing to create the nonsense phrase, “head mountain”, but in fact intending “head” as a kind of runover, forming “mountain head”. Finally, at the end of the line, he deleted the s on “falls” and squeezed “doth” in front of “fall”.