Inserted Additions

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When William inadvertently omitted a word or phrase, he often wrote a caret (^) and inserted the text above the line. Afterthoughts, such as words, phrases, or sentences were often written in smaller script below or at the end of a line due to limited space. To facilitate understanding, these additions have been inserted into the main text. The same treatment is used for phrases that run into the margin.

When William inserted complete phrases into the margins (either vertically or horizontally) the text is placed as close as possible to where it originally occurred. Sometimes William also inserted various characters into the text or margins and were, in effect, codes, explained in the Codes section.