Though Julia fancies she prefers
tragedy, I would not trust her in it.
From Leghorn to Naples (calling at Civita Vecchia to land any who may prefer
to go to Rome from that point), the distance will be made in about thirty-six hours; the route will lay along the coast of Italy, close by Caprera, Elba, and Corsica.
whom the work is addressed -- enlightened souls who prefer
Finally I promised one little girl, who made a long journey to see me and prefer
her request, -- and she is a "Dorothy," by the way -- that when a thousand little girls had written me a thousand little letters asking for the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman I would write the book, Either little Dorothy was a fairy in disguise, and waved her magic wand, or the success of the stage production of "The Wizard of OZ" made new friends for the story, For the thousand letters reached their destination long since -- and many more followed them.
a different order for lines #87-90 than that preserved in the MSS.