Documents follow the form of the original texts. Extracts are shown as such and excisions noted. Quotations from Donne's poems have sometimes been omitted, and line-references supplied. Titles and lines of poems are given as they were quoted, and regularized by the standard modern editions only in the editor's commentary. The editions of Donne used for this purpose are the following:
The Poems of John Donne, ed. H.J.C. Grierson, Oxford, 1912.
John Donne: The Divine Poems, ed. Helen Gardner, Oxford, 1952.
John Donne: The Elegies and the Songs and Sonnets, ed. Helen Gardner, Oxford, 1965.
John Donne: The Satires, Epigrams and Verse Letters, ed. W. Milgate, Oxford, 1967.
John Donne: The Complete English Poems, ed. A.J. Smith, Harmondsworth, 1971.