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 seven 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.


“Peak over peak, fantastic ever” (MS IA, g.1)—A portion of this line and probably one following line are lost to damage by fire; see Editorial and Encoding Rationale and Methodology: Element, Attribute, and Value Usage—Manuscript Damage and Supplying Illegible or Missing Writing. The first word in this line (“Peak”) is supplied from the MS IX fair copy. It is likely also that, in the undamaged original, this line was followed by a version of the line that completes the couplet in MS IX: “The lofty crags deep chasms sever”.


“d” (MS IA, g.1)—The smudged d may overwrite another letter.


“So steep the mighty crests inclined” (MS IA, g.1)—A portion of this line is unclear owing to damage by fire; see Editorial and Encoding Rationale and Methodology: Element, Attribute, and Value Usage—Manuscript Damage and Supplying Illegible or Missing Writing. The first two words in this line (“So steep”), partially visible, are confirmed by reference to the MS IX fair copy.


“Those mighty rock” (MS IX)—In MS IA, g.1, Poems (1891), and Works (1903), “Those mighty rocks”.