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EDITORS’ NOTE - John Stuart Mill, The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, Volume I - Autobiography and Literary Essays 
The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, Volume I - Autobiography and Literary Essays, ed. John M. Robson and Jack Stillinger, introduction by Lord Robbins (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1981).
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Dissertations and Discussions, 2nd ed. (1867), Vol. I, pp. 63-94, where the title is footnoted, “Monthly Repository, January and October 1833.” Running title: “Poetry and Its Varieties.” Republished from “What Is Poetry?” MR, n.s. VII (Jan., 1833), 60-70; and “The Two Kinds of Poetry,” ibid., n.s. VII (Oct., 1833), 714-24. Both signed: “Antiquus.” Running titles as titles. Identified in Mill’s bibliography as “An article headed ‘What is Poetry’ and signed Antiquus in the 73d numb. of the Monthly Repository. (In Jan. 1833)” (MacMinn, p. 24), and “An article headed ‘The two kinds of Poetry’ and signed ‘Antiquus’ in the same number of the Monthly Repository”—i.e., the number for Oct., 1833, in which his “Blakey’s History of Moral Science” appeared (MacMinn, p. 34). In the copy in Somerville College of the first of these, “paga pii” is corrected to “paga fui” (351.11); this correction was made in D&D. Also, in a passage not reprinted in D&D, Mill indicated that each “a” should read “or” in “a loveliness, a cheerfulness, a wildness, a melancholy, a terror” (353s-s) (This is a frequent confusion in Mill’s hand.) In the Somerville College copy of the second, the dubious grammar at 364.29 is called into question by a pencilled underlining, possibly by Mill’s wife, of “impressions, is proportional”, and by a “?” in the margin; the passage, however, was unaltered in D&D, and is left unaltered here.
For comment on the essay, see the Introduction, pp. xxxii-xxxvi and xliii-xliv above.
The following text, taken from the 2nd ed. of D&D (the last in Mill’s lifetime), is collated with that in D&D, 1st ed. (1859), and those in MR. In the footnoted variants, “33” indicates MR; “59” indicates D&D, 1st ed. (1859); and “67” indicates D&D, 2nd ed. (1867).