1. This phrase was removed from the sentence in 1819 edition: "worse than the atmosphere of that nuisance in whose place it was substituted,"
2. This concluding section was excised from this paragraph: "The contrary was expected of him, and he must fulfil the expectation. Detailing therefore to the future editor, the history of his selection, and sketching a little the duties of his office, he had prepared him for the town-meeting this day; and at the hour accompanied him to the town-house, and announced the new candidate for their subscriptions."
3. Deleted from this section of the text was this phrase: "but to the mortification of Teague, who had aspired to a paper war with his antagonist. The Captain was glad,"
and this ending of the sentence was changed from: "at least on the footing of a blackguard press; and to any other Teague was not competent."
4. This section was deleted, and these two paragraphs consolidated: "the reason has ceased upon which we had proposed to act.
Yes said a lawyer, cessante ratione, cessat et ipsa lex." The lines that follow are thus attributed to the Captain instead of an unidentified lawyer.
5. This final sentence of the chapter was deleted in 1819: "It was agreed; and the sans culotte was dismissed."
6. This final sentence of the paragraph originally ended: "and lead to a reform of what had proceeded from an imitation of their blackguard personalities."
7. The phrase that appears at the end of this paragraph was revised from " more than their common correspondence; to have billingsgate, as they call it, in a kingdom, which we surpass in privileges, placed upon the benches in our public houses, or sent home to our private dwellings."
8. This quotation was excised in 1819: The fool scattereth [fire-brands], and saith, am I not in jest?
9. pasquinade: a satire or lampoon, especially one that ridicules a specific person, traditionally written and posted in a public place.
10. this was the original line--it appears in its revised form in 1819: "will avow himself and his opinions. Yet how many write in public prints that were they at the time to count upon being known, they would retract, or alter much, both in stile and sentiment, of what they subscribe with signatures of fiction."
The final paragraph
was also deleted. It reads: "I feel a concern for the honour of the
American press, that as we are before most, or all other governments in
the freedom of it, we may not be behind in the delicacy with which it