The Carillon (Antwerp and Bruges)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1849 October
Rhyme: abbaab
Meter: iambic tetrameter
Genre: lyric

Scholarly Commentary


DGR wrote the poem as part of his letter to James Collinson of 25 October 1849, a letter written toward the end of DGR's and Holman Hunt's trip to Paris and Belgium. The manuscript text in the letter is quite different from the version DGR published in 1850. The latter, in fact, is broken off before DGR was able to compose a suitable conclusion for the lines.

Printing History

First published (in a text much revised from the manuscript text DGR sent to his brother) in The Germ, March 1850 (page 126); first collected in WMR's 1886 collected edition and kept thereafter.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 30-1849.raw.xml