Samuel Beckett
Digital Manuscript Project
Stirrings Still / Soubresauts

MS-UoR-2934

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Segment 1

[0001] From where he sat with One night as he sat
with his head on his hands he saw himself rise & go.
[0013] First finally rise and stand till finally sit again.
st clinging to the table till finally sit again.
[0015] Then finally rise again and stand again clinging
to the table again.

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Segment 2

[0001] One night as he sat sits with his head on his
hands he saw sees himself rise & go.
[0013] First rise &
stand stand clinging to the table.
[0014] tTill in
the end sit again.
[0015] Then Till in the end rise again
& stand again clinging to the table again.
[0016] Till in the end start to go.

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Segment 3

[0041] A distant Somewhere a clock nearby strikes the hours and the
half-hours.
[0043] Strokes now clear borne by a
wind
as if windborne wafted by a wind now faint through the still air.
[0044] Cries
now faint now clear.

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Segment 4

[0033] He is dressed for the road. He seems dressed for the outdoors. Same old greatcoat
as always & inxxxble hat as when he walked the roads.
[0033|001] Seated as always
facing north it is north xxx on invisible feet
he starts to go sees him start to go.

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Segment 5

Curae leves loquntur , ingentes stupent (Seneca)

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Segment 6

Nothing amuses more harmlessly than computation
(Johnson, 1782, drying leaves).

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Segment 7

Feet unseen three-quarter length

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Segment 8

3/4 length so slow that only change of place
to show he moved.

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Segment 9

The inexistent needle in the universal haystack
straw by straw

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Segment 10

Celui à qui avant de mourir il avait raconté confié communiqué ce
qui suit le confia communiqua lui aussi à son tour avant de mourir
tant bien que mal à son tour à un tiers qui se dépêche de la
avant de mourir à son tour lui aussi de le
communiquer à son tour sous la forme qui suit.
Celui q à qui avant de mourir il

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Addition 1
Till
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Addition 2
wafted by a wind
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Addition 3
as when he walked the roads.
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Date 1
Paris
aug. 84
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