Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Adieu
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1850?
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Collation: 2 pages
Scribe: DGR


Current Location: Princeton University Library

Scholarly Commentary


This is apparently the only surviving manuscript of the poem. The date of 1850 must be conjectural, given any lack of other identifying documentary information beyond DGR's pencil note at the foot of the first page. The latter suggests that the ballad is an early composition that DGR later considered again, perhaps in 1869, for publication.

The presence at the end of the manuscript of the beginning of another ballad clearly shows that this manuscript page was originally part of a more extensive document that contained at least the two poems shown here. The conclusion of the second ballad is not known.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 26-1850.prin.rad.xml
Copyright: Princeton University Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections