Verse Fragment from the Continent

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1849
Rhyme: couplet
Meter: iambic pentameter
Genre: lyric

Scholarly Commentary


This pencil fragment is written on paper that is characteristic of DGR's early writing. It seems to represent some verse jottings he made when he was traveling with Holman Hunt on the continent in the autumn of 1849—probably something he had a thought to include among the travel letters he was sending back home to his brother and his other Pre-Raphaelite associates.

The only known text of this work is the rough draft on a small sheet of paper in the library of the South African National Gallery.

Textual History: Composition

The text probably dates from the autumn of 1849.

Printing History

The work has never been printed.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 46-1848.raw.xml