Rossetti Archive Manuscripts

Many of Rossetti's most important “manuscript” materials appear as marginal and interlinear material in various kinds of printed documents —most notably, in his proofs and trial books for later published books. The additions he made in these printed documents are often extensive.

These printed materials are relevant here because Rossetti typically used the prepublication printing process as a creative and compositional tool in his writing. The most famous and dramatic instance of this compositional method apppears in the prepublication documents associated with his volume of 1870 Poems: a whole series of proofs and trial books survive that demonstrate how Rossetti, something like Joyce later and Tennyson earlier, closely tracked the passage of his texts through the press to fashion and refashion what he wrote.

That he should have functioned as a poet in this way is hardly surprising, given Rossetti's commitment to the poetical ideal of a “total book.” Like Blake, whom he so much admired, Rossetti sought to make the entirety of his work poetically expressive: not merely the linguistic level of the text, but the design and bibliographical levels as well. The process of imagining and reimagining his poetical works could be properly done only if all the material features of those works were subjected to creative attention. The surviving documents show Rossetti carefully weighing questions of type fonts, page layout, general composition and organizational design of the book units, and crucial ornamental features like the cover and endpaper designs. (The single material aspect of his work to which he did not give close attention was the paper. As it turned out, this neglect proved to have decisive consequences. Because most of Rossetti's works are printed on the wretched chemicalized paper commonly used at the time by publishers, the beautiful “total book” to which he aspired always carries a secret disease. With the passage of time the disease exposes itself: the paper in his books grows ever more brittle and dark with age.)

But our interest is also drawn to Rossetti's manuscripts proper—that is to say, to the original written documents (and exclusive of the prepublication print texts, or composite print and manuscript texts). More than most poets, Rossetti was a nervous writer. He rewrote and revised and tinkered with his works continually, and the documents tell fascinating stories if one follows these processes of revision.

These surviving manuscripts tell another and equally fascinating story about Rossetti's general writing habits. Although the manuscripts are often dispersed as individual leaves or groups of leaves, acquaintance with all of the archives holding Rossetti materials shows that he typically wrote in bound notebooks with sheets of lined paper. More than this, he typically used the same kind of notebook in the 1840s as in the 1880s. The integral notebook at the Bodleian Library, which contains the unique version of The House of Life that Rossetti presented to Jane Morris, is the best surviving example of this typical notebook. Duke University Library has the remains of several notebooks of the same kind, and the paper from still other similar notebooks can be found in various archives and libraries housing Rossetti materials.

If (as seems to be the case) the manuscript of “Another Love” represents a leaf from the volume of manuscript poetry that Rossetti placed in his wife's coffin in 1862, it did not resemble his usual notebooks. The paper with that sonnet is unlined whereas Rossetti's typical notebooks were all ruled.

The surviving manuscripts show that Rossetti plundered his notebooks when he set about the business of publishing his poetry. He would tear out the pages containing individual works and use them to arrange a printer's copy. From the destruction of the notebooks during the print and publication process two bodies of material emerged: (a) new integral documents of various kinds, including printer's copy documents (some of which survive intact or partially intact); (b) a scattering of loose manuscripts.

From a strictly bibliographical point of view, Rossetti's notebooks supply crucial information for dating the composition and revision of various works. Furthermore, in reconstructing the original notebooks from the surviving manuscripts (now scatttered in various places), one can expose relationships between works that might not otherwise be apparent.

Another set of surviving manuscripts should be mentioned: the four small notebooks housed in the Ashley Collection. These all date from 1870-1881. They are notebooks carrying a heteroglot body of materials: memoranda, diary-type notes, shopping lists, draft versions of poems, and so forth. Rossetti seems to have used these notebooks while he was painting or at other odd times. He chose them for their size, because they would fit easily into the pocket of either his painting smock or into the pocket of a waistcoat. Rossetti's brother culled from all of his various notebooks the “Scraps” of DGR's work that he printed in the later series of his posthumous editions (see especially the most complete selection in WMR's 1911 edition of Rossetti's works). A complete edition of these notebooks has never been presented, but T. A. J. Burnett has announced his intention to prepare such an edition in the near future.

One final matter about the manuscripts (narrowly conceived) should be mentioned. As in the case of his pictorial work, Rossetti often made multiple copies of his poems. These would not be copies that were part of a process of composition/revision and/or publication. They are copies with an integral and independent existence of their own. The Bodleian text of The House of Life, a gift to Jane Morris, exemplifies this kind of document, but a great many examples could be given, including the celebrated copy given to the Brownings of The Blessed Damozel held in the Morgan Library.

Rossetti's manuscripts are scattered in many libraries and other archives. There are, however, a handful of principal collections which include the Bodleian Library; the Delaware Art Museum (Bancroft Collection); the British Library (and especially the Ashley collection); the Duke University Library; the Fitzwilliam Museum; the Library of Congress, and Princeton University Library (especially the Troxell collection). Important smaller collections are housed in the Huntington Library, the Beinecke Library (Yale University), the Houghton Library (Harvard University), the Rosenbach Library, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (U. of Texas), and Union College Library.

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1290s

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1295?

Chi non sente d'amor o tanto o quanto

Chi non sente d' Amor o tanto , o quanto

1830s

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1835

The Slave (holograph manuscript)
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1835-1933

Rossetti Album (miscellaneous collection, Getty/Wormsley Library)

1840s

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1840

Roderick and Rosalba

aka The Free Companions. A Tale of the Days of King Stephen
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1841

William and Marie

aka William and Mary

“O whither awaye, myne owne true love?
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1841

William and Marie

“O whither awaye, myne own true love?
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1844

Lenore. by G. A. Burger

Up rose Lenore as the red morn wore
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1845

The End of It (18th June 1815) (holograph fair copy, British Library)

His brows met, and his teeth were set,
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1845 - 1881

The House of Life (composite manuscript posthumously arranged, Fitzwilliam Museum)

A Sonnet is a moment's monument,—
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1846

Henry the Leper (fair copy, Huntington Library)

Hartmann von Auë, the fame went,
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1846

A Prayer (corrected fair copy, partial manuscript)

Lady, in thy proud eyes
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1846

A Prayer (fair copy, earliest manuscript)

Lady, in thy proud eyes
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1846; 1881-2

Jan Van Hunks (Duke University Library)

Full of smoke was the queer old room
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1847

To Mary in Summer (British Library fair copy)

Lay your head here, Mary,
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1847

To Mary in Summer

Lay thine head here, Mary,
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1847

The Virgin Mary, Auchinleck Manuscript

So reinable and wise she was
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1847

Mater Pulchrae Delectionis (fair copy fragment, Duke U. Library)

Mother of the fair Delight,
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1847

Fragment (from “On Mary's Portrait Which I Painted Six Years Ago”)

Mid these,
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1847?

Johannes Ronge

Silesian shepherd, blesed be
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1847-1848, 1878-1880

Notebook Pages (Duke Library Note Book II)

Why yes: she looks as then she look'd;
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1847 December?

Letter to Leigh Hunt, 1847
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1848

The English Revolution of 1848

Ho ye that nothing have to lose! ho rouse ye, one & all!
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1848

The Sin of Detection

She bowed her face among them all, as one
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1848

Afterwards

aka Unburied Death

She opened her moist crimson lips to sing;
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1848

One of Time's Riddles

In her deep bosom the pride settled down—
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1848

Another Love (holograph fair copy, British Library)

Of her I thou[ght w]ho now is g[one s]o far:
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1848

One with Two Shadows

aka Another Love

I thought of her face who is very gone so far:
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1848

A Change

aka The World's Doing

I One would scarcely think that we can be the same
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1848

Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He conceives of some Compensation in Death

Dante whenever this thing happeneth,
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1848

Height in Depth

aka Heighth in Depth

He turned his face about, and gave a sigh
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1848

Through Death to Life

That voice I hear,—how heard I cannot tell,—
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1848

Praise and Prayer (cancelled fair copy, Houghton Library, Harvard U.)

Doubt spoke [no wo]rds in me as [there] I kneeled.
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1848

Concentred Companionship

Look at me: do not turn away thy face
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1848

A Long Road, but with an End

He told me that/all that his love had never won
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1848

A Bloom in Hope's Garden

I came upon her looking in the glass
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1848

Fruit from Hope's Garden

I still stood pausing:—with a smile she rose
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1848

The Steel's Temper that is Cold

Her glances rested on me with a show
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1848

On One Condition

I think I should not think upon her now:
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1848

The Blood's Winter

I shall not conquer, much as I may strive, The end is come. However much I strive
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1848

The Cloud before the Storm

But before going out, she took her stand
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1848

A Soul Singing

I held my breath and listened to her song:
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1848

Happy and Thankful

There is a new glory on all the land;
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1848

The One Dark Shade

The grass she sat amidst was very green
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1848

Sonnet ("O thou whose name being alone aloud") (corrected draft manuscript)

O thou whose name, being alone, aloud
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1848

Sonnet ("O thou whose name being alone aloud") (partial draft manuscript)

O thou whose name being alone aloud
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1848

Autumn Song (Ashley Library fair copy, three stanza version)

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
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1848

Autumn Song (WMR's fair copy, five stanza version)

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
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1848

The Lady's Lament (draft manuscript)

Never happy any more!
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1848, 1869

Dante at Verona (fair copy manuscript with corrections, Fitzwilliam Museum)

“Yea, thou shalt learn how salt his food who fares
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1848?

Lady mine, the hour is here (draft manuscript)

Lady mine, the hour is here;
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1848?

The devil has gone right (draft manuscript)

The devil has gone
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1848-1881

Sonnets (Princeton/Troxell bound manuscript volume)

Did she in summer write it, or in spring,
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1848-1881

Poems and Sonnets (Fitzwilliam Museum bound volume of miscellaneous poems)

Her portrait looks [?] unnatural /seems a miracle This is her portrait as she was:
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1848-1881

Twelve Sonnets and Some Other Poems by Dante G. Rossetti (Library of Congress posthumous MS book)

Flowers hast thou in thyself, and foliage,
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1848-1881

Sonnets and Fragments (Princeton/Troxell bound manuscript volume)

Soft-littered is the new-year's lambing-fold,
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					collection)



1848-1910

Poems and Sonnets. MSS. D. G. Rossetti (Texas miscellaneous collection)

The city's steeple-towers remove away
Page Images Available for Sonnets by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Tinker Library, Beinecke Rare
                    Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University)



1848-50

Sonnets by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Tinker Library, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University)

Even as when utter summer makes the grain
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1848 August

Letter to S. W.

Dear Williams, let loud greeting cheer thee
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1848 December 20

Letter to F. S.

This morning—(No; for 'tis now past twelve,
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1848 November 21

Mary's Girlhood (For a Picture)

This is that blessed Mary, pre-elect
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1848 September

This day I excuse thee

This day I excuse thee
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1848 September 5

Letter to Frances M. L. Rossetti, 5 Sptember 1848

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
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1849

Meglio so cavezzar in su d 'un letto

Meglio so cavezzar in su d 'un letto
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1849

Place de la Bastille, Paris

How dear the sky has been above this place!
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                    by Andrea Mantegna (In the Louvre) (WMR corrected copy)



1849

For an Allegorical Dance of Women by Andrea Mantegna (In the Louvre) (WMR corrected copy)

Scarcely, I think; yet it indeed may be
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                    (Hans Memmeling) (WMR corrected copy)



1849

For a Marriage of St. Katharine, by the same (Hans Memmeling) (WMR corrected copy)

A remote sky, prolonged to the sea's brim.
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                    Louvre) (WMR corrected copy)



1849

For a Venetian Pastoral, by Giorgione (in the Louvre) (WMR corrected copy)

Water, for anguish of the solstice,—yea nay,
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                    the Academy of Bruges  (WMR corrected copy)



1849

A Virgin and Child, by Hans Memmeling; in the Academy of Bruges (WMR corrected copy)

Mystery: God, man's Life, born into man
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                    (Hans Memmeling) (WMR corrected copy)



1849

For a Marriage of St. Katharine, by the same (Hans Memmeling) (WMR corrected copy)

Mystery: Katherine, the bride of Christ.
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1849

A Song and Music

O leave thy ine hand that lieth where it lies cool
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                    Iowa)



1849

On Refusal of Aid Between Nations (fair copy, State Historical Society of Iowa)

Not that the earth is changing, O my God!
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                    Houghton Library, Harvard U.)



1849

Sonnet on a first reading of “Sordello” (fair copy, Houghton Library, Harvard U.)

“Sordello's story,” (The Sphinx yawned and said,)
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1849

Two Poems by F. G. Stephens

aka A Burial Place for Me

aka Oh Weary Falls the Lapsing Time

A boy,—I said
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1849?

The Early Italian Poets, Working Papers

Tender as dew her cheek's warm life,
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1849?

Verse Fragment from the Continent (draft manuscript)

This Squat cut[?] hedge continues to the Common with/along the Road
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1849?

Dominus Fredericus (Rich Peace)

Sweet name, & strangest friend I ever knew,
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1849?

Sunday Morning: Catholic Church

The Churches were lamps to my simple youth,
Page Images Available for Fifteen Original Autograph Manuscript Poems by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
                    (posthumous manuscript collection, Huntington Library)



1849-1865 ?

Fifteen Original Autograph Manuscript Poems by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (posthumous manuscript collection, Huntington Library)

The mother will not turn, who thinks she hears
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 Suggested by his Picture “The 
Girlhood of Mary Virgin”



1849 August

Double Sonnet to the Painter D. G. Rossetti, Suggested by his Picture “The Girlhood of Mary Virgin”

Musing, not seldom to my eye of mind
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1849 June 30

Genuine Extract from the Diary & Letters of a Maniac

He says that I am wroth with him.
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1849 October

A Trip to Paris and Belgium [Travel Sonnets]

These coins that jostle on my hand do own
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1849 October 18

Letter to William Michael Rossetti, 18 October 1849

Non noi pittori! God of Nature's truth,
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1849 October 25

Letter to James Collinson, 25 October 1849

Ah yes, exactly so: but when a man
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1849 October 8

Letter to William Michael Rossetti, 8 October 1849

“And prayed of Christ (he knowing how it was) That, if this thing were sinful unto death, He would himself be first to throw the stone. So then I entered, &c.”
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1849 September 27-29

Letter to William Michael Rossetti, 27-29 September 1849

A constant keeping past of shaken trees,

1850s

Page Images Available for The Burden of Nineveh (revised manuscript fragment, facsimile)



1850

The Burden of Nineveh (revised manuscript fragment, facsimile)

The The sun waxed fully present. Blue
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1850

Sacrament Hymn

On a fair Sabbath day, when his banquet is spread,
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1850

Dennis Shand (fair copy, corrected: Humanities Research Center, U. of Texas)

The [?]tles shadows fall along the wall,
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1850

Lines from the Roman de la Rose

Tendre eut la chair comme rousée,
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1850?

Early Christmas Carols (fair copy, Fitzwilliam Museum)

When Christ was born of Mary free,
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1850?

Adieu

Let time & chance combine, combine,
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1850?

Verse and Prose by William Blake

The vision of Christ that thou dost see
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1850 April

[Verses to Robert Browning]

Was this well done, thou Robert Browning?
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1850 September

The Mirror

aka A Symbol

She knew it not,—most perfect pain
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1851-1852, 1856

The Staff and Scrip (corrected holograph, Humanities Research Center, U. of Texas)

“How should I your true love know
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1852

Wellington's Funeral (Beinecke Library cancelled fair copy)

“Victory!”
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1852?

The Subject of Imitative Painting
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1852 November

Wellington's Funeral (draft manuscript)

“Victory!”
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1853

MacCracken (Parody on Tennyson's 'Kraken')

Getting his pictures, like his supper, cheap,
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                    Rev. F. Gastrell (Delaware fair copy)



1853

On the Site of a Mulberry-Tree, planted by William Shakespeare, felled by Rev. F. Gastrell (Delaware fair copy)

This tree, here fall'n, no common birth or death
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1853 July

Letter to William Bell Scott, July 1853, manuscript

This tree here fall'n, no common birth or death
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1853 July 13

Letter to William Bell Scott, 13 July 1853

I plucked a honeysuckle, where
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1853 November 8

Letter to Christina Rossetti, 8 November 1853

Getting his pictures, like his supper, cheap,
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1854 August 1?

Letter to William Allingham, August 1854, manuscript

“So in that soul—a mindful brotherhood,—
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1854 July 21

Letter to William Allingham, 23 July 1854, manuscript

Getting his pictures, like his supper, cheap
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1854 July 29

[To Ford Madox Brown]

Dear Brown
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1855 February 13

Letter to William Bell Scott, February 13, 1855

With fraud the church, the law, the camp, are rife:
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1855 January 23

Letter to William Allingham, 23 January 1855, manuscript

The gloom which breathes upon me with these airs
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1855 January 23

Letter to William Holman Hunt, January 30, 1855

The gloom which breathes upon me with these airs
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1855 September

The Blessed Damozel (fair copy manuscript)

The blessed damsel leaned against
Page Images Available for The Staff and Scrip (fragmentary fair copy, corrected: Humanities Research

                    Center, U. of Texas)



1856

The Staff and Scrip (fragmentary fair copy, corrected: Humanities Research Center, U. of Texas)

“How should I your true love know
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1857 February

Letter to William Bell Scott, February 1857, manuscript

O woodman, spare that block,
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1858

Beauty and the Bird (fair copy, Huntington Library)

[Sh]e fluted with her mouth as when one sips,
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1859

A Little While

A little while a little love
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1859?

After the French Liberation of Italy

As When the last of the long warm joys of love
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1859 (circa)

The King's Tragedy (Fitzwilliam Draft Manuscript)

But the bird may fall from the bough of youth

1860s

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1860?

[Notes for The Early Italian Poets]

Blessed the soul which when while
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1861

The Laird of Waristoun (corrected draft manuscript)

Down by yon garden green
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1862 September

Francesca Da Rimini: Dante (fair copy manuscript)

“ When I made answer, I began: “Alas!
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1863-1869

Notebook Pages (Notebook I, Duke Library)

Page Images Available for Jenny (early fair copy, Delaware Art Museum)



1864? (early to mid-1860)

Jenny (early fair copy, Delaware Art Museum)

An harlot is accounted as spittle.
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1865

Plighted Promise

In a soft-complexioned sky,
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1866

A Doctor's Advice

My doctor's issued his decree
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1866

Library of D. G. Rossetti

aka Books belonging to Dante G. Rossetti.
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1866?

My Lady

My lady, as God made thee you, may God guard thee you:
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1867

Soul's Beauty (Sibylla Palmifera) (fair copy manuscript, Delaware Art Museum)

Under the arch of life, where Love and death,
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1867

Messer Dante a Messer Bruno

Essendo pazzo, il bue al guado intoppa,
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1867

Messer Dante a Messer Bruno

Essendo pazzo, il bue al guado intoppa,
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1867? 1862?

Paint Mixing Instructions(1) (Texas MS)
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1867? 1862?

Paint Mixing Instructions(2) (Texas MS)
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1867 July 20

Letter to Frances M. L. Rossetti, 20 July 1867

Andromeda, by Perseus saved and wed,
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1868

Disio

O bocca che nell' ora del disìo
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1868

Threefold Homage

Was I most born to paint your sovereign face,
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1868

Threefold Homage

Was I most born to paint your sovereign face,
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1868-1869

Willowwood (corrected fair copy manuscripts, Union College Library)

I sat with Love upon a little well,
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1868 August 10

Letter to James Smetham, August 10, 1868

Today Death seems to me an infant child
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1868 October 12

Letter to Ford Madox Brown, 12 October 1868
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1868 or 1869

Venus Verticordia (corrected copy with alternate readings, British Library)

She hath it in her hand to give it thee,
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1869

The Burden of Nineveh (fair copy fragment)

I have no taste for polyglot:
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1869

After the French Liberation of Italy (Arendts Collection corrected proof)

As when the last of the paid joys of love
Page Images Available for After the French Liberation of Italy (Princeton Library proof copy)



1869

After the French Liberation of Italy (Princeton Library proof copy)

As when the last of the paid joys of love
Page Images Available for Death-in-Love (holograph fair copy, U. of British Columbia Library)



1869

Death-in-Love (holograph fair copy, U. of British Columbia Library)

There came an Image in Life's retinue
Page Images Available for Inclusiveness (corrected holograph copy, Bancroft Collection)



1869

Inclusiveness (corrected holograph copy, Bancroft Collection)

The changing guests, each in a different mood,
Page Images Available for The Church Porches. II. (To C. G. R.)



1869

The Church Porches. II. (To C. G. R.)

Sister, arise: we have no more to sing
Page Images Available for The Sun's Shame I (corrected fair copy, U. of British Columbia)



1869

The Sun's Shame I (corrected fair copy, U. of British Columbia)

Beholding youth and hope in mockery caught
Page Images Available for A Prayer (corrected fair copy)



1869

A Prayer (corrected fair copy)

Lady, in thy proud eyes
Page Images Available for Love-Lily (fair copy, Princeton/Troxell collection)



1869

Love-Lily (fair copy, Princeton/Troxell collection)

Between the brows, between the lips,
Page Images Available for Wellington's Funeral (Lilly Library fair copy)



1869

Wellington's Funeral (Lilly Library fair copy)

“Victory!”
Page Images Available for Filii Filia (fair copy manuscript, Delware Art Museum library)



1869

Filii Filia (fair copy manuscript, Delware Art Museum library)

The lilies stand before her like a screen
Page Images Available for The Doom of the Sirens



1869

The Doom of the Sirens

“Digitum tuum, Thoma,
Page Images Available for Compenso



1869

Compenso

O bocca che nell' ora del compenso
Page Images Available for The Portrait (fair copy manuscript, Ashmolean Museum): a Rossetti Archive Document



1869

The Portrait (fair copy manuscript, Ashmolean Museum): a Rossetti Archive Document

And But when that hour my soul won strength
Page Images Available for Limerick: Nine Tailors



1869?

Limerick: Nine Tailors

Ritòl deròl derà
Page Images Available for The Bride's Prelude (and other Manuscripts)



1869?, 1871?, 1878

The Bride's Prelude (and other Manuscripts)
Page Images Available for Ashley 3847 (with a copy of “At Last” and fragments of “The White Ship”)



1869? 1871? 1880-1881?

Ashley 3847 (with a copy of “At Last” and fragments of “The White Ship”)

Fate claimed hard toll from Love, and did not spare:
Page Images Available for Letter to William Bell Scott, July 1869, manuscript



1869 (circa July)

Letter to William Bell Scott, July 1869, manuscript

Some ladies love the jewels in Love's zone,
Page Images Available for A Last Confession (fair copy manuscript with corrections, Fitzwilliam Museum)



1869 (Manuscript copied in October 1869 from an earlier copy made before 1862)

A Last Confession (fair copy manuscript with corrections, Fitzwilliam Museum)

Our Lombard country-girls along the coast
Page Images Available for Nuptial Sleep (corrected fair copy, British Library)



1869 (possibly summer)

Nuptial Sleep (corrected fair copy, British Library)

So their mouths came asunder lips clove & sundered drew asunder with fierce smart—
Page Images Available for Jenny (fair copy, non-holograph, Fitzwilliam Museum)



1869 (probably sometime after 1869, perhaps many years later)

Jenny (fair copy, non-holograph, Fitzwilliam Museum)

An harlot is accounted as spittle.
Page Images Available for Supreme Surrender (corrected draft, Princeton/Troxell collection)



1869 (September or early October)

Supreme Surrender (corrected draft, Princeton/Troxell collection)

To all the spirits of Love that wander by
Page Images Available for Supreme Surrender (first corrected draft, Princeton/Troxell collection)



1869 (September or early October)

Supreme Surrender (first corrected draft, Princeton/Troxell collection)

To all the spirits of rest love that wander by
Page Images Available for M.S. Poetry 1869.70.71 (composite manuscript collection, Princeton/Taylor
                    collection)



1869-1871

M.S. Poetry 1869.70.71 (composite manuscript collection, Princeton/Taylor collection)

The sea is in its listless chime:
Page Images Available for The House of Life, A Sonnet Sequence (composite manuscript posthumously
                    arranged, Princeton/Troxell collection)



1869-1881

The House of Life, A Sonnet Sequence (composite manuscript posthumously arranged, Princeton/Troxell collection)

A Sonnet is a moment's monument,—
Page Images Available for Sister Helen (Princeton galley proofs, August 1869)



1869 August

Sister Helen (Princeton galley proofs, August 1869)

“And if you have seethed your wax aright,
Page Images Available for Letter from William Bell Scott to unknown correspondent, August 1869



1869 August

Letter from William Bell Scott to unknown correspondent, August 1869

Sister, first shake we off the dust we have
Page Images Available for The Portrait (fair copy manuscript)



1869 July or 1869 August (early)

The Portrait (fair copy manuscript)

O Lord of all compassionate control,
Page Images Available for To Death, of His Lady (Fair copy manuscript, Eton College)



1869 July or 1869 August (early)

To Death, of His Lady (Fair copy manuscript, Eton College)

Death, of thee do I make my moan,
Page Images Available for A Last Confession (draft fragment)



1869 October

A Last Confession (draft fragment)

Father, the day I speak of was the first
Page Images Available for Jenny (late copy with heavy revisions, Fitzwilliam Museum)



1869 October-November; 1870 January-February

Jenny (late copy with heavy revisions, Fitzwilliam Museum)

Lazy laughing languid Jenny,
Page Images Available for Eden Bower (composite draft and corrected copy manuscript, British Library)



1869 September

Eden Bower (composite draft and corrected copy manuscript, British Library)

It was Lilith the wife of Adam:
Page Images Available for Eden Bower (printer's copy manuscript, Princeton/Troxell collection)



1869 September

Eden Bower (printer's copy manuscript, Princeton/Troxell collection)

It was Lilith the wife of Adam:
Page Images Available for Troy Town (draft manuscript, U. of British Columbia)



1869 September

Troy Town (draft manuscript, U. of British Columbia)

Time is old
Page Images Available for Supreme Surrender (corrected fair copy manuscript, British Library)



1869 September?

Supreme Surrender (corrected fair copy manuscript, British Library)

To all the spirits of love that wander by
Page Images Available for Parted Love! (untitled fair copy)



1869 September 10

Parted Love! (untitled fair copy)

Oh! how the family affections combat
Page Images Available for Letter to Jane Morris, 11 September 1869



1869 September 11

Letter to Jane Morris, 11 September 1869

Oh! how the family affections combat

1870s

Page Images Available for On Certain Elizabethan Revivals (Folger Library Manuscript)



1870

On Certain Elizabethan Revivals (Folger Library Manuscript)

O ruff-embastioned vast Elizabeth,
Page Images Available for St. Agnes of Intercession (Virginia Fair Copy MS)



1870

St. Agnes of Intercession (Virginia Fair Copy MS)

“O thou who art not as I am
Page Images Available for The Bride's Prelude



1870, 1880

The Bride's Prelude

“Sister,” said busy Amelotte
Page Images Available for Bodleian Notebook II



1870-1880 ?

Bodleian Notebook II

A Sonnet is a moment's monument,—
Page Images Available for A Sea-Spell



1870 April

A Sea-Spell

Her lute hangs shadowed in the apple-tree,
Page Images Available for Soothsay (British Library corrected copy)



1870 April

Soothsay (British Library corrected copy)

The wild waifs cast up by the sea
Page Images Available for Poems (1870): Printer's copy MS for first edition proofs front matter



1870 February

Poems (1870): Printer's copy MS for first edition proofs front matter

Poems
Page Images Available for Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Prolonged Sonnet. When his 
                    Clothes were gone.”



1870 February 20

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Prolonged Sonnet. When his Clothes were gone.”

Never so bare and naked was church-stone
Page Images Available for Pandora. A Picture. In mem. 11th Jan 1870



1870 January 23

Pandora. A Picture. In mem. 11th Jan 1870

From the great city's ever-surging sea
Page Images Available for The One Hope (fair copy holograph, Library of Congress)



1870 March

The One Hope (fair copy holograph, Library of Congress)

When vain desire at last and vain regret
Page Images Available for Letter to Edward Burne-Jones, 13 March 1870



1870 March 13

Letter to Edward Burne-Jones, 13 March 1870

Why sink those black drops in that golden wine
Page Images Available for Letter to Barbara Bodichon, 15 March 1870



1870 March 15

Letter to Barbara Bodichon, 15 March 1870

Why sink those black drops in that golden wine,
Page Images Available for Mid-Rapture (fair copy, Boston Public Library Manuscript)



1871

Mid-Rapture (fair copy, Boston Public Library Manuscript)

O lovely, loving, & beloved love;
Page Images Available for Heart's Compass



1871

Heart's Compass

aka Love's Compass

Sometimes you thou seems't not as yourself thyself alone,
Page Images Available for Soul-Light (corrected holograph copy, Bancroft Collection)



1871

Soul-Light (corrected holograph copy, Bancroft Collection)

What other woman could be loved like you,
Page Images Available for The Moonstar (corrected holograph copy, Bancroft Collection)



1871

The Moonstar (corrected holograph copy, Bancroft Collection)

Lady, I thank thee for thy loveliness,
Page Images Available for Her Gifts (corrected holograph copy, Bancroft Collection)



1871

Her Gifts (corrected holograph copy, Bancroft Collection)

High grace, the dower of queens; and therewithal
Page Images Available for Equal Troth



1871

Equal Troth

Not by one measure mayst thou mete our love;
Page Images Available for Venus Victrix (corrected holograph copy, Bancroft Collection)



1871

Venus Victrix (corrected holograph copy, Bancroft Collection)

Could Juno's self more sovereign presence wear
Page Images Available for Heart's Hope (corrected holograph copy, Bancroft Collection)



1871

Heart's Hope (corrected holograph copy, Bancroft Collection)

By what word's power, the key to paths untrod,
Page Images Available for The Lamp's Shrine (Delaware fair copy)



1871

The Lamp's Shrine (Delaware fair copy)

Sometimes I fain would find in thee some fault,
Page Images Available for Through Death to Love (Delaware early draft manuscript)



1871

Through Death to Love (Delaware early draft manuscript)

The AsLike labour-laden heights where the clouds moon-clouds swift fain to flee,—
Page Images Available for Love and Hope (Delaware early draft manuscript)



1871

Love and Hope (Delaware early draft manuscript)

Kiss once again. Full many Even new the Full many a withered year
Page Images Available for Love's Fatality (Delaware fair copy)



1871

Love's Fatality (Delaware fair copy)

Sweet Love,—but oh! most dread Desire of Love
Page Images Available for Love's Last Gift (Delaware early fair copy)



1871

Love's Last Gift (Delaware early fair copy)

Love held to me a glistening laurel-leaf,
Page Images Available for After the German Subjugation of France (British Library fair copy)



1871

After the German Subjugation of France (British Library fair copy)

Lo! the twelfth year,—the wedding-feast come round
Page Images Available for After the German Subjugation of France (Duke University corrected fair copy)



1871

After the German Subjugation of France (Duke University corrected fair copy)

Lo, the twelfth year;—the wedding-feast come round
Page Images Available for Down Stream



1871

Down Stream

Between Holmscote and Hurstcote
Page Images Available for Down Stream



1871

Down Stream

Between Holmscote and Hurstcote
Page Images Available for Down Stream



1871

Down Stream

Between Holmscote and Hurstcote
Page Images Available for Sunset Wings



1871

Sunset Wings

To-night this sunset spreads two golden wings
Page Images Available for Soothsay (Princeton early fair copy manuscript)



1871

Soothsay (Princeton early fair copy manuscript)

Let no man ask you of anything
Page Images Available for Youth's Antiphony (fair copy, Bancroft Collection)



1871

Youth's Antiphony (fair copy, Bancroft Collection)

“I love you, sweet: how can you ever learn
Page Images Available for First Fire (fair copy, British Library)



1871

First Fire (fair copy, British Library)

This hour be her sweet body all my song.
Page Images Available for Love's Pageant and The Cloud Confines (Beinecke Library fair copy)



1871

Love's Pageant and The Cloud Confines (Beinecke Library fair copy)

What dawn-pulse at the heart of heaven, or last
Page Images Available for Silent Noon (draft, Rosenbach Library)



1871

Silent Noon (draft, Rosenbach Library)

Your hands lie open in the long deep grass
Page Images Available for Silent Noon (corrected draft, Rosenbach Library)



1871

Silent Noon (corrected draft, Rosenbach Library)

Your hands lie open in the long deep low grass
Page Images Available for Heart's Haven (corrected holograph copy, Bancroft Collection)



1871

Heart's Haven (corrected holograph copy, Bancroft Collection)

Sometimes she is a child within mine arms,
Page Images Available for Notebook Page: Ashley A3840



1871

Notebook Page: Ashley A3840

Even as a child, of sorrow that we give
Page Images Available for Notebook Pages (Note Book IV, Duke Library)



1871, 1880

Notebook Pages (Note Book IV, Duke Library)

The ark of the Lord of Hosts
Page Images Available for Rose Mary (corrected holograph fragment, Bancroft Collection)



1871; 1879

Rose Mary (corrected holograph fragment, Bancroft Collection)

Tall Rose Mary was little May—
Page Images Available for Love and Loss. (Three Sonnets.) (fair copy, British Library)



1871?

Love and Loss. (Three Sonnets.) (fair copy, British Library)

Sweet twining hedgeflowers wind-stirred in no wise
Page Images Available for Small Notebook 1 (British Library)



1871-1879?

Small Notebook 1 (British Library)

and passionate youth
Page Images Available for Small Notebook 2 (British Library)



1871-1879?

Small Notebook 2 (British Library)

the prisoned sun moon in steep
Page Images Available for Small Notebook 3 (British Library)



1871-1879?

Small Notebook 3 (British Library)

And thin, alas! the shred
Page Images Available for [Epigram on E. S. Dallas] (British Library fair copy manuscript)



1871 April 28

[Epigram on E. S. Dallas] (British Library fair copy manuscript)

There is a poor devil named Dallas,
Page Images Available for Sunset Wings (Delaware draft manuscript)



1871 August

Sunset Wings (Delaware draft manuscript)

To-night this sunset is like spreads two golden wings
Page Images Available for Letter to Mrs. Gabriele Rossetti, 18 August 1871



1871 August 18

Letter to Mrs. Gabriele Rossetti, 18 August 1871

Tonight this sunset spreads two golden wings
Page Images Available for Letter to William Michael Rossetti, 10 September 1871



1871 September 10

Letter to William Michael Rossetti, 10 September 1871

“And what must our birthright be?
Page Images Available for Letter to Thomas Gordon Hake, September 11, 1871



1871 September 11

Letter to Thomas Gordon Hake, September 11, 1871

Water-willow and wellaway,
Page Images Available for Letter to William Bell Scott, September 15, 1871



1871 September 15

Letter to William Bell Scott, September 15, 1871

Enter Poet, moored in a punt,
Page Images Available for Letter to Thomas Gordon Hake, 2 September 1871



1871 September 2

Letter to Thomas Gordon Hake, 2 September 1871

And what can our birthright be?
Page Images Available for Letter to Thomas Hake 22 Sept 1871



1871 September 22

Letter to Thomas Hake 22 Sept 1871

A swoon that breaks is the whelming wave
Page Images Available for Proserpina (British Library fair copy)



1872

Proserpina (British Library fair copy)

Lungi la luce che in sù questo muro
Page Images Available for Proserpina (Per un Quadro) (fair copy, Boston Public Library Manuscript)



1872

Proserpina (Per un Quadro) (fair copy, Boston Public Library Manuscript)

Lungiè la luce che in sù questo muro
Page Images Available for The Blessed Damozel (1872 autograph MS fragment)



1872 (circa)

The Blessed Damozel (1872 autograph MS fragment)

Around her, lovers, newly met
Page Images Available for Transfigured Life (fair copy, Library of Congress): Rossetti Archive Document



1873

Transfigured Life (fair copy, Library of Congress): Rossetti Archive Document

As growth of form or momentary glance
Page Images Available for Transfigured Life (corrected copy, Rosenbach Library)



1873

Transfigured Life (corrected copy, Rosenbach Library)

As growth of form or momentary glance
Page Images Available for The Soul's Sphere (Delaware draft manuscript)



1873

The Soul's Sphere (Delaware draft manuscript)

Some prisoned moon in steep cloud-fastnesses,—
Page Images Available for Ardour and Memory (holograph fair copy, Brotherton Collection, Leeds University)



1873

Ardour and Memory (holograph fair copy, Brotherton Collection, Leeds University)

The cuckoo-throb, the heartbeat of the Spring;
Page Images Available for From Dawn to Noon (Delaware corrected copy)



1873

From Dawn to Noon (Delaware corrected copy)

As the child knows not if his mother's face
Page Images Available for Memorial Thresholds (Delaware draft manuscript)



1873

Memorial Thresholds (Delaware draft manuscript)

What place so strange,—though unimagined unconjectured snow
Page Images Available for Life the Beloved (Delaware fair copy Manuscript)



1873

Life the Beloved (Delaware fair copy Manuscript)

As thy friend's face, in shadow of pain or dread,
Page Images Available for Manuscript Pieces: Ashley A3862



1873, 1881

Manuscript Pieces: Ashley A3862

The Present is but one coil
Page Images Available for Dante's Dream on the Day of the Death of Beatrice: 9th of June, 1290 (fair
					copy, State Historical Society of Iowa)



1873?

Dante's Dream on the Day of the Death of Beatrice: 9th of June, 1290 (fair copy, State Historical Society of Iowa)

Then Love said, “Now shall all things be made clear:
Page Images Available for There's an eminent Poet named Morris



1873?

There's an eminent Poet named Morris

There's an eminent Poet named Morris
Page Images Available for Letter to William Bell Scott, 22 May 1873



1873 May 22

Letter to William Bell Scott, 22 May 1873

Soft-littered is the new-year's lambing-fold:
Page Images Available for Proserpina. For a Picture (prose ekphrasis, Duke Manuscript)



1874

Proserpina. For a Picture (prose ekphrasis, Duke Manuscript)
Page Images Available for Dis Manibus



1874

Dis Manibus

Upon the landscape of his coming life
Page Images Available for The Next New Hamlet's Soliloquy (final fair copy manuscript)



1874

The Next New Hamlet's Soliloquy (final fair copy manuscript)

To be or not to be (that is the question!)
Page Images Available for The Next New Hamlet's Soliloquy (corrected manuscript



1874

The Next New Hamlet's Soliloquy (corrected manuscript

To be or not to be (that is the question!)
Page Images Available for Barcarola (fair copy, Boston Public Library Manuscript)



1874

Barcarola (fair copy, Boston Public Library Manuscript)

Per carità,
Page Images Available for The Bodleian Notebook (“Kelmscott Love Sonnets”)



1874

The Bodleian Notebook (“Kelmscott Love Sonnets”)

By what word's power, the key of paths untrod,
Page Images Available for The Dream of Dante. A Picture by D. G. Rossetti



1874 November 11

The Dream of Dante. A Picture by D. G. Rossetti

Over the dreamful poppies onward move,
Page Images Available for Hero's Lamp (Delaware fair copy Manuscript)



1875

Hero's Lamp (Delaware fair copy Manuscript)

That lamp there fill'st in Eros' name to-night,
Page Images Available for Hero's Lamp (Rosenbach Library fair copy)



1875

Hero's Lamp (Rosenbach Library fair copy)

That lamp there fill'st in Eros' name to-night,
Page Images Available for La Bella Mano (Princeton fair copies)



1875

La Bella Mano (Princeton fair copies)

O Bella Mano, che ti lavi e piaci
Page Images Available for La Bella Mano (For a Picture) (Delaware fair copy)



1875

La Bella Mano (For a Picture) (Delaware fair copy)

O bella Mano, che ti lavi e piaci
Page Images Available for 
                    La Bella Mano (For a Picture)



1875

La Bella Mano (For a Picture)

O B bella mano, che ti lavi e piaci
Page Images Available for 
                    La Bella Mano (For a Picture)



1875

La Bella Mano (For a Picture)

O lovely hand, that thy sweet self dost lave
Page Images Available for Hero's Lamp (Texas corrected fair copy manuscript)



1875?

Hero's Lamp (Texas corrected fair copy manuscript)

That lamp there fill'st in Eros' name to-night,
Page Images Available for The Trees of the Garden (British Library fair copy)



1875?

The Trees of the Garden (British Library fair copy)

Ye who have passed Death's haggard hills; and ye
Page Images Available for The Trees of the Garden (Rosenbach Library fair copy)



1875?

The Trees of the Garden (Rosenbach Library fair copy)

Ye who have passed Death's haggard hills; & we
Page Images Available for Letter to Frederick Stephens, ca. 10 August 1875



1875 August 10

Letter to Frederick Stephens, ca. 10 August 1875

Afar away the light that brings cold cheer
Page Images Available for Michael Scott's Wooing (For a Picture)



1876 January 4

Michael Scott's Wooing (For a Picture)

And as each gulf-scooped wave rang home
Page Images Available for The Cloud Confines, Unburdened (Princeton manuscript letter)



1876 September 1

The Cloud Confines, Unburdened (Princeton manuscript letter)

“Still we say as we go—
Page Images Available for Astarte Syriaca



1877

Astarte Syriaca

Mystery: lo! betwixt the sun and moon
Page Images Available for 
                    Astarte Syriaca



1877

Astarte Syriaca

Mystery: lo! betwixt the sun and moon
Page Images Available for Proserpina (For a Picture) (Texas MS, Italian version)



1877

Proserpina (For a Picture) (Texas MS, Italian version)

Lungi è la luce che in sù questo muro
Page Images Available for Proserpine (For a Picture) (Texas MS, English version)



1877

Proserpine (For a Picture) (Texas MS, English version)

Afar away the light that brings cold cheer
Page Images Available for Silence. For a Design



1877

Silence. For a Design
Page Images Available for Astarte Syriaca (Texas MS)



1877?

Astarte Syriaca (Texas MS)

Mystery: lo! betwixt the sun and moon
Page Images Available for The Death of Topsy (fair copy manuscript)



1878

The Death of Topsy (fair copy manuscript)
Page Images Available for Review of John Payne's Lautrec (Princeton draft manuscript)



1878

Review of John Payne's Lautrec (Princeton draft manuscript)
Page Images Available for The Death of Topsy (draft manuscript)



1878

The Death of Topsy (draft manuscript)

Hi diddle diddle
Page Images Available for The White Ship



1878-1880

The White Ship

By none but me can the tale be told,
Page Images Available for To Philip Bourke Marston (fair copy, Library of Congress): Rossetti Archive
                    Document



1878 October

To Philip Bourke Marston (fair copy, Library of Congress): Rossetti Archive Document

Sweet Poet, thou of whom these years that roll
Page Images Available for Fiammetta (For a Picture) (Delaware fair copy)



1879

Fiammetta (For a Picture) (Delaware fair copy)

Behold Fiammetta, shown in Vision here.
Page Images Available for Sister Helen (fair copy, lines 93-98, 205-273, British Library)



1879

Sister Helen (fair copy, lines 93-98, 205-273, British Library)

“Three days ago, on his marriage-morn,
Page Images Available for Sister Helen, lines 239-245, 267-273 (draft copy, Princeton Library)



1879

Sister Helen, lines 239-245, 267-273 (draft copy, Princeton Library)

She is raised They've caught her to Westholm's
Page Images Available for 
                    Ardour and Memory



1879

Ardour and Memory

The cuckoo-throb, the heartbeat of the Spring;
Page Images Available for Francesca da Rimini (late fair copy manuscript)



1879

Francesca da Rimini (late fair copy manuscript)

When I made answer, I began: “Alas!
Page Images Available for Sister Helen (fair copy fragment, lines 225-238, British Library)



1879 (circa)

Sister Helen (fair copy fragment, lines 225-238, British Library)

Her sobs I hear her sobs with the wind's sobs wed
Page Images Available for Sister Helen (corrected copy of lines 204-231, Princeton/Troxell collection):
                    Rossetti Archive Document



1879 (circa)

Sister Helen (corrected copy of lines 204-231, Princeton/Troxell collection): Rossetti Archive Document

‘A lady's here, by a dark steed brought,
Page Images Available for On a Handful of French Money



1879-1880

On a Handful of French Money

These coins that jostle on my hand do own
Page Images Available for Small Notebook 4 (British Library)



1879-1880

Small Notebook 4 (British Library)

Her hood falls back & the moon
Page Images Available for Youth and Lordship (An Italian Street Song)



1879-1880

Youth and Lordship (An Italian Street Song)

aka Gioventù e Signorìa.

aka Youth and Lordship

È giovine il signore,
Page Images Available for Gioventù e Signorìa.



1879-1880

Gioventù e Signorìa.

È giovine il signore,
Page Images Available for Gioventù e Signorìa.



1879-1880

Gioventù e Signorìa.

È giovine il signore,
Page Images Available for Youth and Lordship (Boston Public Library corrected copy)



1879-1880

Youth and Lordship (Boston Public Library corrected copy)

My young lord's the lover
Page Images Available for Youth and Lordship



1879-1880

Youth and Lordship

My young lord's the lover
Page Images Available for World's Worth (late fair copy manuscript)



1879-1880

World's Worth (late fair copy manuscript)

'Tis of the Father Hilary.
Page Images Available for Notebook Page (two loose leaves, Duke Library)



1879-1880

Notebook Page (two loose leaves, Duke Library)

Gustave Flaubert, whose honoured rôle
Page Images Available for Thou, whose eyes see the beautiful in life



1879 December 25

Thou, whose eyes see the beautiful in life

Thou, whose eyes see the beau-tiful in life,
Page Images Available for To D. G. R.



1879 September 7

To D. G. R.

I've seen the spirit 'shrined in endless shapes

1880s

Page Images Available for The White Ship (Henry I. of England.—25 November 1120): Duke
                    University Library draft manuscript)



1880

The White Ship (Henry I. of England.—25 November 1120): Duke University Library draft manuscript)

BY none but me can the tale be told,
Page Images Available for 
                    The White Ship



1880

The White Ship

By none but me can the tale be told,
Page Images Available for The White Ship (Henry I. of England.—25 November 1120): (Beinecke
                    Library fair copy)



1880

The White Ship (Henry I. of England.—25 November 1120): (Beinecke Library fair copy)

By none but me can the tale be told,
Page Images Available for The Sonnet



1880

The Sonnet

A Sonnet is a moment's monument, —
Page Images Available for The Sonnet (Rosenbach Library first corrected copy)



1880

The Sonnet (Rosenbach Library first corrected copy)

A Sonnet is a moment's monument, —
Page Images Available for The Sonnet (Rosenbach Library second corrected copy)



1880

The Sonnet (Rosenbach Library second corrected copy)

A Sonnet is a moment's monument, —
Page Images Available for Pride of Youth (British Library fair copy)



1880

Pride of Youth (British Library fair copy)

Even as a child, of sorrow that we give
Page Images Available for For the Holy Family by Michelangelo (in the National Gallery) (Rosenbach
                    Library copy)



1880

For the Holy Family by Michelangelo (in the National Gallery) (Rosenbach Library copy)

Turn not the prophet's page, O Son! He knew
Page Images Available for The Salutation of Beatrice (prose description)



1880

The Salutation of Beatrice (prose description)

“Tanto gentile e tanto onesta pare
Page Images Available for La Pia



1880

La Pia

“Ah! when on earth thy voice again is heard
Page Images Available for Life and Works of William Blake (MS fragment)



1880

Life and Works of William Blake (MS fragment)

Like to dung upon the ground
Page Images Available for Life and Works of William Blake (MS fragment)



1880

Life and Works of William Blake (MS fragment)

O lapwing thou fliest around the heath
Page Images Available for Life and Works of William Blake (MS fragment)



1880

Life and Works of William Blake (MS fragment)

Love to faults is always blind,
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1880

True Woman. I. Herself

To be a sweetness more desired than Spring;
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1880

True Woman. III.

If to grow old in Heaven is to grow young
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                    The Cloud Confines



1880

The Cloud Confines

The day is dark and the night
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1880

John Keats (British Library fair copy)

The weltering London ways where children weep
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1880

John Keats (Delaware first draft)

The weltering City London ways where children weep
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1880

John Keats (Delaware corrected copy)

The weltering London ways where children weep,—
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                    Michelangelo's Kiss



1880

Michelangelo's Kiss

Great Michael Angelo, with age grown bleak
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1880

William Blake

This is the place. Even here the dauntless soul,
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1880

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

His Soul fared forth (as from the deep home-grove
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1880

Notebook Page (Rosenbach Library)

Who shall say what is said in him
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1880?

Notebook Page: Ashley 3852

Not by one measure mayst thou meet mete our love;
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1880 (circa)

Dante at Verona (corrected holograph manuscript, Delaware Art Museum)

Also a tale is told, how once,
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1880-1881

Lyrics, &c. (Princeton/Troxell bound manuscript volume)

Let no man ask thee of anything
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1880 April

Thomas Chatterton (Delaware draft manuscript)

With Shakespeare's manhood at a boy's wild heart,—
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1880 December 23

Letter to Mrs. Gabriele Rossetti, 23 December 1880

Turn not the prophet's page, O Son! He knew
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1880 January

Rose Mary (the Beryl Songs)

We whose home is the Beryl,
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1880 July 13

William Blake (to Frederick Shields, on his sketch of Blake's work-room and death-room, 3, Fountain Court, Strand.)

This is the place. Even here the dauntless soul,
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1880 July 27

Letter to Hall Caine, 27 July 1880

His Soul fared forth (as from the deep home-grove
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1880 May

An Excellent Ballad of Charity

In Virginè the sultry sun 'gan
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1880 May

Minstrels' Marriage Song

The budding floweret blushes at the
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1880 May

Wedding Ballad

As Elinor by the green arbour way
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1880 May 12

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

As when the red ripe harvest, newly mown,
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1880 May 21

Letter to Frederick Shields, 21 May 1880

This is the place. Even here the dauntless soul,
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1880 September 3

Letter to Jane Morris, 3 September 1880

The thronged boughs of the shadowy sycamore
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1881

Percy Bysshe Shelley

'Twixt those twin worlds,—the world of Sleep,
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1881

Percy Bysshe Shelley (Inscription for the couch, still preserved, on which he passed the last night of his life) (Delware corrected copy)

'Twixt those twin worlds,—the world of Sleep, which gave
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1881

Percy Bysshe Shelley (Inscription for the couch, still preserved, on which he passed the last night of his life) (Delaware fair copy manuscript)

'Twixt those twin worlds,—the world of Sleep, which gave
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1881

Raleigh's Cell in the Tower

Writ here was the World's h History by his hand
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1881

Raleigh's Cell in the Tower (Delaware corrected copy

Here writ was the World's History by his hand
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1881

Raleigh's Cell in the Tower (Schott fair copy)

Here writ was the world's history by his hand
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1881

Spheral Change (Delaware draft manuscript)

Of all who pass me here, I know In this new shade of d Death, the show
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1881

The Bride's Prelude (1881 slip proofs, British Library copy)

‘Sister,’ said busy Amelotte
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1881

The Bride's Prelude (1881 slip proofs, Delaware Museum library)

‘Sister,’ said busy Amelotte
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1881

The Bride's Prelude (1881 slip proofs, Princeton-Taylor collection)

‘Sister,’ said busy Amelotte
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1881

Sister Helen (fair copy of lines 204-245, Lilly Library collection): Rossetti Archive Document

“A lady's here, by a dark steed brought,
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1881

Ballads and Sonnets (1881), Public Advertisement for the volume (British Library manuscript)
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1881

There's a Bard of the Future named Watts

There's a Bard of the Future
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1881

The King's Tragedy (Huntington Library Manuscript)

I Catherine was am a Douglas born,
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1881

Notebook Pages (Note Book III, Duke Library)

though all the rest go by,
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1881 (circa)

After the French Liberation of Italy (William Sharp fair copy)

As When the last of the paid joys of love
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1881-1882

Jan Van Hunks (New York Public Library)

The chamber Chamber window stood to the street,
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1881-1928

Commonplace Book of Alice Hawkins Ramsden

There are certain 2 brothers called Agnew,
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1881 February 2

Letter to Frederick Stephens, 2 February 1881

Deh quando tu sarai tornato al mondo
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1881 March 13

Czar Alexander the Second. (13th March, 1881.) (Corrected copy, Houghton Library)

From him did forty thousand Serfs, endow'd
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1881 May

Do you know the Dreadful Nightman

Do you know the Dreadful Nightman
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1881 October 22

A Sixth English Poet (Dante Gabriel Rossetti)

The hollow sound of shoreless seas is thine,
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1882

Jan Van Hunks (British Library, Ashley 3868)

Full of smoke was the quaint old room
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1882

D. G. R.

Sunshine of day, & clear starlight of night!
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1882 April

The Question (for a Design) (corrected copy)

This sea, deep furrowed as the face of Time,
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1884 July

Nocturne

My Dante lies at Birchington,