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emendation

the correction of a previously published misspelt scientific name.
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It is known that the very power now proposed as a means was rejected as an end by the Convention which formed the Constitution: a proposition was made to authorize Congress to open canals, and an emendatory one to empower them to incorporate but the whole was rejected, and one of the reasons urged in the debate was, that then they would have power to create a Bank, which would render the great cities, where there were prejudicies [sic] or jealousies on the subject, adverse to the reception of the Constitution.
Once a conservative approach is adopted, they have elaborated a consistent emendatory rationale by which they correct each text by first resorting to the collateral text that has likelier authority according to their "general, impossibly precise, and 'default position' view of the history of the text(s)" (2006a: 517): they emend Q1 with reference to F, Q2 with reference to F, and F with reference to Q2.
The final emendatory cure which would effect the perfect reanimation of the author within his text, which we saw being imagined by Leonard Digges ('eu'ry Line, each Verse | Here shall reuiue, redeeme thee from thy Herse'), eludes each editor, as edition follows edition in an endless train of supplementarity: Charlton Hinman has described it as 'that procession of editions [.