Front Matter

Front Matter Appearing in Published Volumes

The most recently published version of the front matter for The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne is here provided in PDF format. Both individual sections and a comprehensive file of the whole are provided for either viewing online or download. All PDF files are optimized for web viewing and are unencrypted and printable. The content is enabled for commenting and can be copied and extracted. To download the latest version of Adobe’s Acrobat Reader software, visit

Short Forms of Reference for Donne’s Works (pdf)

Abbreviations Used in the Commentary (pdf)

Sigla for Textual Sources (pdf)

Manuscripts by Traditional Classification (pdf)

Symbols and Abbreviations Used in the Textual Apparatus (pdf)

General Introduction to the Variorum Edition (pdf)

Full Text of the Front Matter (pdf)