Notebook Page: Ashley A3840

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Love's Changes; and Memoranda
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1871
Type of Manuscript: notebook texts
Collation: 1 leaf with text of recto and verso


Current Location: British Library, Ashley Collection
Catalog Number: Ashley A3840

Physical Description

Paper: ruled white laid paper.
Watermark: None.


  • Burnett, The Ashley CatalogueI. 313.

Scholarly Commentary


This is a loose page torn from one of DGR's typical lined notebooks. The page is from a notebook that contained—like this page—heterogenous material, including household memoranda. The recto contains a draft version of the poem eventually titled “Pride of Youth” as well as the description for an interesting painting of the Virgin and Child, which DGR did not, however, execute. It also has a brief memo about a house safe. The verso has a long note by DGR about his early juvenile poem “Sir Hugh the Heron”.

Textual History: Composition

The page was probably disbound from DGR's notebook after DGR's death by his brother. It dates from 1871.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: ashleya3840.rad.xml
Copyright: By permission of the British Library