675n(William Michael Rossetti, ed.
The Works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.)
This is one of DGR's limericks that did not find its way into WMR's more
or less arbitrarily arranged and selected group included in his 1911 edition. DGR sent it to Watts in a letter of 13 April 1881. It was first printed in Doughty and Wahl,
Letters, IV. 1868-1869
. A general commentary on DGR's limericks and their context is available.