Rossetti Archive Poetry

The point of departure for reading Rossetti's poetry has to be Walter Pater's essay published in 1883, shortly after Rossetti's death. Pater's was the strongest as well as the subtlest critical intelligence of the period in England. (Oscar Wilde, another Rossetti enthusiast, would soon emerge as the most brilliant).

The defining feature of Pater's Rossetti is his “poetic originality.” For Pater, he is a writer whose study of Dante and his circle led him to develop an “unmistakably novel” style. The chief quality of this sweet new style is what Pater calls a “transparency in language” devoted to “the imaginative creation of things that are ideal from their very birth.” Stylistic limpidity is crucial in Rossetti's case because his subjects and meanings are “always personal and even recondite, in a certain sense learned and casuistical, sometimes complex or obscure.”

Pater's essay investigates the paradox of a writer seen as both limpid and obscure. He wants to show how Rossetti's poetic idealizations are (paradoxically) tied to often extreme forms of “particularisation.” The work everywhere exhibits what Pater calls an “almost grotesque materialising of abstractions.” He covets these effects because his central subjects are Art and Love, where “matter and spirit ... play inextricably into each other.” Though Pater does not pursue the thought, these are also subjects that can only be taken up as activities, in performative and, finally, in interactive ways. The blending of the material and the spiritual, of soul and body, of idea and act, defines Rossetti's poetry as much as it does his pictorial work. Pater astutely calls Rossetti's poetry “sacramental”—despite its resolute “fleshliness”—exactly because of its performative character. Its extreme idealizations emerge in and through acts of writing, much as the meaning of prayer is the instantiated act of (textual) devotion itself.

Rossetti's juvenilia comprises a moderate corpus of poems, dramas, prose tales, and translations written in the 1830s and early 1840s. All of this work shows a thorough committment to romantic, not to say gothic, preoccupations. Much has not survived, and while little of the work before 1845 possesses any intrinsic value, it is important for what it shows about certain tendencies in his writing. Even more than his later friends Swinburne and Morris, Rossetti would eventually turn pastiche into a form of creative writing. His early translations and imitations are already playing with the art of pastiche, which will eventually get incorporated into his devotional method of work: that effort to turn writing (and art in general) into a magical act. (For a good example of Rossetti's use of pastiche see “Ave”).

The important original writing begins suddenly in 1847, the year he composed the earliest version of one of his masterpieces, “The Blessed Damozel”, as well as a number of other significant works like “My Sister's Sleep”. In the next few years—into 1851—Rossetti produces an astonishing body of poetry and imaginative prose, including the first versions of some of his greatest works— “Jenny”, “Hand and Soul”, the Sonnets for Pictures, “Dennis Shand”, “Sister Helen”, and many others. At that point, as he turned his main efforts and attention to his pictorial work, Rossetti had initiated what would become a recurring pattern in his creative output. That is to say, while he never altogether gives up either his art or his writing, he tends to concentrate on one or the other. There is no question that his predominant activity is artistic rather than poetical, and hence that the periods of writing come as intense eruptions, more or less extended in time, within his career as an artist. (On the other hand, there are as many who believe his greatest work was done as a writer rather than as an artist.)

The mature and finished character of Rossetti's poetry, not least in this early period of its flowering, was achieved because of the discipline he acquired translating Dante and the poets of the early stil novisti circle. These translations—probably begun as early as 1845—plunged him into a deep involvement with Europe's most significant body of love poetry. They also put him through a rigorous course in writing technique. Finally, they involved him with a group of writers—Dante and Cavalcanti being just the two most eminent—who had established unsurpassed models for a poetry addressing itself to what Shelley would later call Intellectual Beauty. We rightly think of Rossetti as a poet of love and physical passion. Nonetheless, he is also (like Dante) an intellectual writer pursuing a definite set of ideas. The period 1848-1851 is a distinctly programmatic one for Rossetti. His work and ideas inspired the founding of the original Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, along with its polemical theoretical organ The Germ, which appeared in four numbers in 1850.

After the demise of The Germ, however, Rossetti's pictorial work became the focus of his imaginative life for a great many years. Although he continued to write (largely poetry) through the 1850s and 60s, the period is dominated by his work in painting, drawing, and graphic design. Significantly, he did publish one book in this period—his first book, the collection of his translations called The Early Italian Poets (1861). He also planned to publish another book, Dante at Verona and other Poems , which was advertised for publication at the back of Rossetti's book of translations. This publication was cancelled, however, because of the death of Rossetti's wife Elizabeth. His sense of grief (and guilt) at her death was such that he buried his original poems in a manuscript book in his wife's grave.

One other literary work of this period is notable: Alexander Gilchrist's Life of William Blake, which was published posthumously in two volumes by his wife Anne in 1863. The second volume contains Rossetti's commentaries on Blake's work as well as a selection of Blake's writings edited by Rossetti. The last chapter of the first volume is a wide-ranging essay on Blake by Rossetti.

In the late 1860s Rossetti was moved to turn back to his writing. A second period of vigorous poetical activity occurs in 1869-1871. It is forecast in 1867-1868 with a handful of sonnets that Rossetti writes on pictorial subjects, like “A Superscription”, or explicitly for (his own) pictures, like “Soul's Beauty”, “Body's Beauty”, and “Venus Verticordia”. Rossetti's poetry in this second period is predominantly in sonnets. That is to say, it orbits around The House of Life and the book in which that work first appeared, the Poems of 1870.

Just as The Germ centers Rossetti's first period of important writing, so this book centers the second. It was organized by Rossetti as a kind of summary of his work as a poet. It was to contain not only the best of his recent original work, but a gathering of the best of his earlier work as well.

The latter purpose was hampered because Rossetti no longer had copies of some of his most important early poems. These had been buried in 1862 in his wife's grave. With the encouragement of his friends, Rossetti had the grave exhumed in October 1869 and the manuscript volume of his poetry removed.

At that point Rossetti was able to carry through a process of printing and revising his texts that he had begun in the summer of 1869. The process evolved though a series of proof texts and “Trial Books” in which he experimented with different arrangements. The Trial Books, printed “for private circulation,” were sent to various friends for criticisms and suggestions. 1869-70 were devoted to the gradual construction of the book that would eventually become Rossetti's most celebrated and important work. It was designed by Rossetti from cover to cover and contained the first book version of his masterwork, The House of Life. The latter would be revised and augmented in a major way during his third and final period of literary activity.

The aftermath of the publication of the 1870 Poems proved almost as significant as the event itself. The book was received initially to a chorus of praise—much of it orchestrated by Rossetti, who saw to it that friends and friendly critics would write key reviews. In October 1871, however, Robert Buchanan published a sharply hostile notice of the book in the Contemporary Review, the (infamous) “The Fleshly School of Poetry”. The review raised a storm. It called out responses from Swinburne and Rossetti himself (who wrote a long rejoinder called “The Stealthy School of Criticism” which he published in The Athenæum in December 1871).

After 1871 Rossetti's poetical work once again subsided for a time as he turned to the execution of a series of major pictorial works. The only significant literary event was the publication in 1874 of a revised edition of his 1861 collection of translations, this time under the title Dante and His Circle.

In 1879-81 Rossetti had a new burst of literary activity. Most prominent here are the long ballads he wrote at this time, including “The King's Tragedy”, “The White Ship” and “Rose Mary” (the latter a work he had begun years earlier). At the same time he began to gather and re-work many of the sonnets and other poems he had written during the 70s. His primary object was to recast The House of Life sequence into a form that would incorporate sonnets written primarily in late 1870 and in 1871—sonnets that were inspired largely by his love for Jane Morris.

The ballads and other new work led Rossetti to make plans for a New Edition of the Poems volume that he had published in 1870. But finding that he had too much new material for one volume, he decided to separate the work into two books. Besides Poems. A New Edition, he published Ballads and Sonnets, which included the much expanded text of The House of Life, as well as many other new poems, including the new narrative poems. This came out in the fall of 1881, immediately preceding the New Edition of the Poems, which also contained some new work.

Rossetti died in 1882. Four years later his brother William Michael published the first of his series of editions, The Collected Works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti in two volumes. This work, which contained many unpublished writings, was repeatedly revised and augmented over the next twenty-five years, until it achieved its culminant form in the one-volume Works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1911.

Although not all of his writing followed the same compositional protocol, Rossetti did have a distinct pair of preferred procedures. He kept notebooks in which he would spontaneously enter fragments of verse, quotations, thoughts, and even quotidian memoranda. He would subsequently mine these notebooks for more substantial acts of composition. Some of these notebooks survive intact but most have been disbound by Rossetti and others for different purposes. Poetical scraps of many kinds descend to us in these notebooks and their disbound remains. Rossetti also used the bound notebook format for most of his deliberated acts of composition. He would typically compose on the recto and leave the verso blank for additions and revisions.

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1290s

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1290?

Va, rivesti San Gal prima che dichi

Va rivesti San Gal prima che dichi

1830s

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1830-1880

Miscellaneous Bound Volumes
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1835

The Slave

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1836

L'amabile Maria

1840s

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1840-1843

Sir Hugh the Heron

'Twas midnight; on the slumbering wave
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1841

William and Marie. A Ballad

aka William and Mary. A Ballad

“O whither awaye, myne own true love?
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1843

Lisa ed Elviro
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1844 June

Lenore. by G. A. Bürger

Up rose Lenore as the red morn wore
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1845

Niebelungenlied
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1845

The End of It (18th June 1815)

His brows met, and his teeth were set,
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 from Colomba, by Prosper Merimee



1845

"L'epervier se reveillera, il deploiera ses ailes," from Colomba, by Prosper Merimee
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1845-1849

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. Of all he would do. ”

If I were fire, I'd burn the world away;
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        Beatrice.”



1845-1849

Dante Alighieri. “Canzone. He beseeches Death for the Life of Beatrice.”

Death, since I find not one with whom to
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Von Aue (A.D. 1100-1200)



1846

Henry the Leper. A Swabian Miracle-Rhyme. by Hartmann Von Aue (A.D. 1100-1200)

Hartmann von Auë, the fame went,
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1846

A Prayer

Lady, in thy proud eyes
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me of Love.



1846?; 1861

All my thoughts always speak to me of Love.

All my thoughts always speak to me of Love,
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Guido Guinicelli. “Canzone. Of the gentle Heart.”



1846?; 1861

Guido Guinicelli. “Canzone. Of the gentle Heart.”

Within the gentle heart Love shelters him,
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Ciullo d'Alcamo. “Dialogue. Lover and Lady.”



1846-1847

Ciullo d'Alcamo. “Dialogue. Lover and Lady.”

He .
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1846-1847; 1881-1882 (completed)

Jan Van Hunks

aka The Dutchman's Wager

Full of smoke was the quaint old room
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1846-1848

Ladies that have intelligence in Love.

Ladies that have intelligence in love,
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Fazio Degli Uberti. “Canzone. His Portrait of his Lady, Angiola 
of Verona.” [complete]



1846-1856?

Fazio Degli Uberti. “Canzone. His Portrait of his Lady, Angiola of Verona.” [complete]

I look at the crisp golden-threaded hair
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                    dreams of his Lady.”



1846-1856?

Bonaggiunta Urbiciani, da Lucca. “Canzonetta. How he dreams of his Lady.”

Lady, my wedded thought,
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1846-56?

Giovanni Boccaccio. “Sonnet. Of his last sight of Fiametta.”

Round her red garland and her golden hair
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1847

To Mary in Summer

Lay your head here, Mary,
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that he was the greatest king in Europe



1847

Written when Louis-Philippe visited England, on being told that he was the greatest king in Europe

And thou the greatest king in Europe? Then
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1847

The Virgin Mary, Auchinleck Manuscript
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Mater Pulchrae Delectionis



1847

Mater Pulchrae Delectionis
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1847

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

Mid these,
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1847

On Mary's Portrait Which I Painted Six Years Ago

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

An Epitaph for Keats

Through one, years since hanged and forgot,
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1847; 1869

Ave

Mother of the Fair Delight,
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1847; 1869 (text); 1862 (begun before); 1870 (picture, completed)

The Portrait

This is her picture as she was:
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        vigilance.” (“Think a brief while on the most marvellous arts”)



1847?

Lodovico della Vernaccia. “Sonnet. He exhorts the State to vigilance.” (“Think a brief while on the most marvellous arts”)

Think a brief while on the most marvellous arts
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1847 1847 1847

Two Songs from Victor Hugo's "Burgraves"

Through the long winter the rough wind tears;
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1847 1847 1849

Filii Filia

aka For an Annunciation. Early German

aka Returning to Brussels

The lilies stand before her like a screen
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1847 1848

“Retro me, Sathana!”

Get thee behind me. Even as, heavy-curled,
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The House of Life



1847 - 1870

Sonnets and Songs, towards a work to be called The House of Life

As when desire, long darkling, dawns, and first
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1847-1870 1871-1881

The Blessed Damozel

The blessed damozel leaned out
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1847 or 1848

Songs of the Art Catholic
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1847 September

Algernon Stanhope. Sacred to the Memory of Algernon R.G. Stanhope (natus est 1838--obit 1847).

“The silver cord is loosed,” he said,
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1848

Capitolo—A.M. Salvini to Francesco Redi, 16—

Know then, dear Redi, (sith thy gentle heart
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1848

The Young Girl
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1848

A Farewell
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1848

The English Revolution of 1848 (No connection with over the way)

Ho ye that nothing have to lose! ho rouse ye, one and 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

aka One with Two Shadows

Of her I thought who now is gone so far:
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1848

The World's Doing

aka A Change

One scarce would think that we can be the same
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1848

Almost Over

I think I should not think upon her now:
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1848

Hidden Harmony

The thoughts in me are very calm and high
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1848

An Altar-Flame

Even as when utter summer makes the grain
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1848

Height in Depth

aka Heighth in Depth

He turned his face apart, and gave a sigh
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1848

At Issue

aka Through Death to Life

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

Praise and Prayer

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

The Turning-Point

At length I sickened, standing in the sun
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1848

A Foretaste

At length the then of my long hope was now;
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1848

“‘Twas Thus”

“'Twas thus, thus is, and thus shall be:
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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

My Sister's Sleep

aka Songs of One Household No. 1

She fell asleep on Christmas Eve:
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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

Sunset

Some few birds still beat on, weary & late,
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Bouts Rimés



1848

Bouts Rimés
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                        Our Lady of the Rocks
                    , by Leonardo Da Vinci



1848

For Our Lady of the Rocks , by Leonardo Da Vinci

Mother, is this the darkness of the end,
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1848

The Heart of the Night

From child to youth; from youth to arduous man;
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1848

At the Sun-Rise in 1848

God said, Let there be light; and there was light.
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Guido Guinicelli. “Sonnet. Of Human Presumption.”



1848; 1861

Guido Guinicelli. “Sonnet. Of Human Presumption.”

Among my thoughts I count it wonderful,
Page Images Available for Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He conceives of 
  some Compensation in Death.”



1848; 1861

Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He conceives of some Compensation in Death.”

Dante, whenever this thing happeneth,—
Page Images Available for Dante Alighieri. “Ballata. He will gaze upon Beatrice.”



1848; 1861

Dante Alighieri. “Ballata. He will gaze upon Beatrice.”

Because mine eyes can never have their fill
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1848; 1868 March (recovered)

Disio

O bocca che nell' ora del disio
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1848; 1869 (revised and redrafted)

Compenso

O bocca che nell' ora del compenso
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1848?

Noffo Bonaguida. “Sonnet. He is enjoined to pure Love.”

A spirit of Love, with Love's intelligence,
Page Images Available for Onesto di Boncima, Bolognese. “Sonnet. He wishes that he
could meet his Lady alone.”



1848?

Onesto di Boncima, Bolognese. “Sonnet. He wishes that he could meet his Lady alone.”

Whether all grace have fail'd I scarce
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1848?

Onesto di Boncima, Bolognese. “Sonnet. Of the Last Judgement.”

Upon that cruel season when our Lord
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1848?

Tommaso Buzzuola, da Faenza. “Sonnet. He is in awe of his Lady.”

Even as the moon amid the stars doth shed
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    answer to the foregoing” [“Sonnet. He wishes that he could meet his Lady
    alone.”]



1848?

Terino Da Castel Fiorentino. “Sonnet. To Onesto di Boncima, in answer to the foregoing” [“Sonnet. He wishes that he could meet his Lady alone.”]

If, as thou say'st, thy love tormented thee,
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1848?

Guido Cavalcanti. “Ballata. He perceives that his highest Love is gone from him.”

Through this my strong and new misaventure,
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1848?

Guido Cavalcanti. “Ballata. In Exile at Sarzana.”

Because I think not ever to return,
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1848?

Guido Cavalcanti. “Ballata. Of a continual Death in Love.”

Though thou, indeed, hast quite forgotten ruth,
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1848?

Guido Cavalcanti. “Canzone. A Song of Fortune.”

Lo! I am she who makes the wheel to turn;
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1848?

Guido Cavalcanti. “Canzone. He laments the Presumption and Incontinence of his Youth.”

The devastating flame of that fierce plague,
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Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet. A Rapture concerning his 
Lady.”



1848?

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet. A Rapture concerning his Lady.”

Who is she coming, whom all gaze upon,
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1848?

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet. He compares all Things with his Lady, and finds them wanting.”

Beauty in woman; the high will's decree;
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1848?

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet. He speaks of a third Love of his.”

O thou that often hast within thine eyes
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1848?

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet. Of an ill-favoured Lady.”

Just look, Manetto, at that wry-mouth'd minx;
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1848?

A very pitiful lady, very young

A very pitiful lady, very young,
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1848?

Lady mine, the hour is here

Lady mine, the hour is here;
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    Condition through Love.”



1848?;1861

Folcachiero de' Folcachieri “Canzone. He speaks of his Condition through Love.”

All the whole world is living without war,
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1848?;1861

Dino Frescobaldi. “Sonnet. Of what his Lady is.”

This is the damsel by whom love is brought
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1848?;1861

All ye pass along Love's trodden way.

All ye that pass along Love's trodden way,
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1848?; 1861

Giotto di Bondone. “Canzone. Of the Doctrine of Voluntary Poverty.”

Many there are, praisers of Poverty;
Page Images Available for Guido Cavalcanti[?]. “Ballata. Of his Lady among other Ladies.”



1848?; 1861

Guido Cavalcanti[?]. “Ballata. Of his Lady among other Ladies.”

With other women I beheld my love;—
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1848?; 1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Canzone. A Dispute with Death.”

“O sluggish, hard, ingrate, what doest thou?
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1848?; 1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Canzone. A Song against Poverty.”

O Poverty, by thee the soul is wrapp'd
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1848?; 1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet. Of his Pain from a new Love.”

Why from the danger did not mine eyes start,—
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        of Thoulouse, which resemble those of his Lady Joan of Florence.”



1848?; 1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet. Of the Eyes of a certain Mandetta, of Thoulouse, which resemble those of his Lady Joan of Florence.”

A certain youthful lady in Thoulouse,
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1848?; 1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet. On the Detection of a false Friend.”

Love and the lady Lagia, Guido and I,
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1848?; 1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet. To a Friend who does not pity his Love.”

If I entreat this lady that all grace
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1848?; 1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet (to Bernardo da Bologna). He answers Bernardo, commending Pinella, and saying that the Love he can offer her is already shared by many noble Ladies.”

The fountain-head that is so bright to see
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1848?; 1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He answers the foregoing Sonnet (by Dante), speaking with shame of his changed Love.”

If I were still that man, worthy to love,
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        Dante's Dream, related in the first Sonnet of the Vita Nuova.”



1848?; 1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He interprets Dante's Dream, related in the first Sonnet of the Vita Nuova.”

Unto my thinking, thou beheld'st all worth,
Page Images Available for Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He rebukes 
        Dante for his way of Life, after the Death of Beatrice.”



1848?; 1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He rebukes Dante for his way of Life, after the Death of Beatrice.”

I come to thee by daytime constantly,
Page Images Available for Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He reports, in 
  a feigned Vision, the successful Issue of Lapo Gianni's Love.”



1848?; 1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He reports, in a feigned Vision, the successful Issue of Lapo Gianni's Love.”

Dante, a sigh that rose from the heart's core
Page Images Available for Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet (to Guido Orlandi). In Praise of 
  Guido Orlandi's Lady.”



1848?; 1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet (to Guido Orlandi). In Praise of Guido Orlandi's Lady.”

A lady in whom love is manifest—
Page Images Available for Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet (to Guido Orlandi). Of a Consecrated 
        Image resembling his Lady.”



1848?; 1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet (to Guido Orlandi). Of a Consecrated Image resembling his Lady.”

Guido, an image of my lady dwells
Page Images Available for Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet. To his Lady Joan, of Florence.”



1848?; 1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet. To his Lady Joan, of Florence.”

Flowers hast thou in thyself, and foliage,
Page Images Available for Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet (to Pope Boniface VIII). After the 
        Pope's Interdict, when the great Houses were leaving Florence.”



1848?; 1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet (to Pope Boniface VIII). After the Pope's Interdict, when the great Houses were leaving Florence.”

Nero, thus much for tidings in thine ear.
Page Images Available for Dino Compagni. “Sonnet (to Guido Cavalcanti). He reproves Guido 
        for his arrogance in Love.”



1848?; 1861

Dino Compagni. “Sonnet (to Guido Cavalcanti). He reproves Guido for his arrogance in Love.”

No man may mount upon a golden stair,
Page Images Available for 
Prinzivalle Doria. “Canzone. 
Of his Love, with the Figure of a sudden storm.”



1848?; 1861

Prinzivalle Doria. “Canzone. Of his Love, with the Figure of a sudden storm.”

Even as the day when it is yet at dawning
Page Images Available for 
Enzo, King of Sardinia. “Sonnet. 
On the Fitness of Seasons.”



1848?; 1861

Enzo, King of Sardinia. “Sonnet. On the Fitness of Seasons.”

There is a time to mount; to humble thee
Page Images Available for The eyes that weep for pity of the 
heart



1848?; 1861

The eyes that weep for pity of the heart

The eyes that weep for pity of the heart
Page Images Available for Rustico di Filippo. “Sonnet. Of the Making of Master Messerin.”



1848?; 1861

Rustico di Filippo. “Sonnet. Of the Making of Master Messerin.”

When God had finish'd Master Messerin,
Page Images Available for Rustico di Filippo. “Sonnet. Of Messer Ugolino.”



1848?; 1861

Rustico di Filippo. “Sonnet. Of Messer Ugolino.”

If any one had anything to say
Page Images Available for Rustico di Filippo. “Sonnet. Of the Safety of Messer Fazio.”



1848?; 1861

Rustico di Filippo. “Sonnet. Of the Safety of Messer Fazio.”

Master Bertuccio, you are call'd to account
Page Images Available for 
Ciuncio Fiorentino. “Canzone. Of his Love; with the Figures of 
a Stag, of Water, and of an Eagle.”



1848?; 1861

Ciuncio Fiorentino. “Canzone. Of his Love; with the Figures of a Stag, of Water, and of an Eagle.”

Lady, with all the pains that I can take,
Page Images Available for Saint Francis of Assisi. “Cantica. Our Lord Christ: of Order.”



1848?; 1861

Saint Francis of Assisi. “Cantica. Our Lord Christ: of Order.”

Set Love in order, thou that lovest Me.
Page Images Available for Frederick II, Emperor. “Canzone. Of his Lady in bondage.”



1848?; 1861

Frederick II, Emperor. “Canzone. Of his Lady in bondage.”

For grief I am about to sing,
Page Images Available for Dino Frescobaldi. “Sonnet. Of the star of his Love.”



1848?; 1861

Dino Frescobaldi. “Sonnet. Of the star of his Love.”

That star the highest seen in heaven's expanse
Page Images Available for 
Carnino Ghiberti Da Fiorenza. “Canzone. Being absent from his 
Lady, he fears Death.”



1848?; 1861

Carnino Ghiberti Da Fiorenza. “Canzone. Being absent from his Lady, he fears Death.”

I am afar, but near thee is my heart;
Page Images Available for Lapo Gianni. “Ballata. A Message in charge for his Lady Lagia.”



1848?; 1861

Lapo Gianni. “Ballata. A Message in charge for his Lady Lagia.”

Ballad, since Love himself hath fashion'd thee
Page Images Available for Lapo Gianni. “Madrigal. What Love shall provide for him.”



1848?; 1861

Lapo Gianni. “Madrigal. What Love shall provide for him.”

Love, I demand to have my lady in fee.
Page Images Available for 
Simbuono Giudice. “Canzone. He finds that Love has beguiled 
him, but will trust in his Lady.”



1848?; 1861

Simbuono Giudice. “Canzone. He finds that Love has beguiled him, but will trust in his Lady.”

Often the day had a most joyful morn
Page Images Available for Guido Guinicelli. “Canzone. He perceives his Rashness in Love, but
                    has no choice.”



1848?; 1861

Guido Guinicelli. “Canzone. He perceives his Rashness in Love, but has no choice.”

I hold him, verily, of mean emprise,
Page Images Available for 
Guido Guinicelli. “Sonnet. Concerning Lucy.”



1848?; 1861

Guido Guinicelli. “Sonnet. Concerning Lucy.”

When Lucy draws her mantle round her face,
Page Images Available for 
Guido Guinicelli. “Sonnet. He will praise his Lady.”



1848?; 1861

Guido Guinicelli. “Sonnet. He will praise his Lady.”

Yea, let me praise my lady whom I love,
Page Images Available for 
Guido Guinicelli. “Sonnet. Of Moderation and Tolerance.”



1848?; 1861

Guido Guinicelli. “Sonnet. Of Moderation and Tolerance.”

He that has grown to wisdom hurries not,
Page Images Available for 
Inghilfredi, Siciliano. “Canzone. He rebukes the Evil of
that Time.”



1848?; 1861

Inghilfredi, Siciliano. “Canzone. He rebukes the Evil of that Time.”

Hard is it for a man to please all men:
Page Images Available for Jacopo da Lentino. “Canzone. At the End of his Hope.”



1848?; 1861

Jacopo da Lentino. “Canzone. At the End of his Hope.”

Remembering this—how Love
Page Images Available for Jacopo da Lentino. “Canzonetta. He will neither boast nor 
lament to his Lady.”



1848?; 1861

Jacopo da Lentino. “Canzonetta. He will neither boast nor lament to his Lady.”

Love will not have me cry
Page Images Available for Jacopo da Lentino. “Canzonetta. Of his Lady, and of her 
portrait.”



1848?; 1861

Jacopo da Lentino. “Canzonetta. Of his Lady, and of her portrait.”

Marvellously elate,
Page Images Available for Jacopo da Lentino. “Canzonetta. Of his Lady, and of his making 
her Likeness.”



1848?; 1861

Jacopo da Lentino. “Canzonetta. Of his Lady, and of his making her Likeness.”

My lady mine,* I send
Page Images Available for Jacopo da Lentino. “Sonnet. No Jewel is worth his Lady.”



1848?; 1861

Jacopo da Lentino. “Sonnet. No Jewel is worth his Lady.”

Sapphire, nor diamond, nor emerald,
Page Images Available for Jacopo da Lentino. “Sonnet. Of his Lady in Heaven.”



1848?; 1861

Jacopo da Lentino. “Sonnet. Of his Lady in Heaven.”

I have it in my heart to serve God so
Page Images Available for Jacopo da Lentino. “Sonnet. Of his Lady's Face.”



1848?; 1861

Jacopo da Lentino. “Sonnet. Of his Lady's Face.”

Her face has made my life most proud and
Page Images Available for Dante da Maiano. “Sonnet. He craves interpreting of a Dream of 
        his.”



1848?; 1861

Dante da Maiano. “Sonnet. He craves interpreting of a Dream of his.”

Thou that art wise, let wisdom minister
Page Images Available for Dante da Maiano. “Sonnet. He thanks his Lady for the Joy he has 
        had from her.”



1848?; 1861

Dante da Maiano. “Sonnet. He thanks his Lady for the Joy he has had from her.”

Wonderful countenance and royal neck,
Page Images Available for At whiles (yea oftentimes) I muse 
over



1848?; 1861

At whiles (yea oftentimes) I muse over

At whiles (yea oftentimes) I muse over
Page Images Available for Dante da Maiano. “Sonnet. To his Lady Nina, of Sicily.”



1848?; 1861

Dante da Maiano. “Sonnet. To his Lady Nina, of Sicily.”

So greatly thy great pleasaunce pleasured me,
Page Images Available for Ubaldo di Marco. “Sonnet. Of a Lady's Love for him.”



1848?; 1861

Ubaldo di Marco. “Sonnet. Of a Lady's Love for him.”

My body resting in a haunt of mine,
Page Images Available for 
Guerzo di Montecanti. “Sonnet. He is out of Heart with his Time.”



1848?; 1861

Guerzo di Montecanti. “Sonnet. He is out of Heart with his Time.”

If any man would know the very cause
Page Images Available for Guido Orlandi. “Madrigal (to Guido Cavalcanti). In answer to 
        the foregoing Sonnet [Sonnet. Of a consecrated Image resembling his Lady]”



1848?; 1861

Guido Orlandi. “Madrigal (to Guido Cavalcanti). In answer to the foregoing Sonnet [Sonnet. Of a consecrated Image resembling his Lady]”

If thou hadst offer'd, friend, to blessed Mary
Page Images Available for Guido Orlandi. “Prolonged Sonnet (to Guido Cavalcanti).
He finds fault with the Conceits of the foregoing Sonnet [Sonnet. Of his Pain 
        from a new Love.]”



1848?; 1861

Guido Orlandi. “Prolonged Sonnet (to Guido Cavalcanti). He finds fault with the Conceits of the foregoing Sonnet [Sonnet. Of his Pain from a new Love.]”

Friend, well I know thou knowest well to bear
Page Images Available for Guido Orlandi. “Sonnet. Against the ‘White’ Ghibellines.”



1848?; 1861

Guido Orlandi. “Sonnet. Against the ‘White’ Ghibellines.”

Now of the hue of ashes are the Whites;
Page Images Available for Guido Orlandi. “Sonnet (to Dante da Maiano). He interprets the 
Dream related in the foregoing Sonnet [Sonnet. He craves interpreting of a 
        Dream of his.]”



1848?; 1861

Guido Orlandi. “Sonnet (to Dante da Maiano). He interprets the Dream related in the foregoing Sonnet [Sonnet. He craves interpreting of a Dream of his.]”

On the last words of what you write to me
Page Images Available for  Guido Orlandi. “Sonnet (to Guido Cavalcanti). He answers the 
        foregoing Sonnet (by Cavalcanti) [“To Guido Orlandi. Sonnet. In praise of 
        Guido Orlandi's Lady”], declaring himself his Lady's Champion.”



1848?; 1861

Guido Orlandi. “Sonnet (to Guido Cavalcanti). He answers the foregoing Sonnet (by Cavalcanti) [“To Guido Orlandi. Sonnet. In praise of Guido Orlandi's Lady”], declaring himself his Lady's Champion.”

To sound of trumpet rather than of horn,
Page Images Available for Beyond the sphere which spreads to 
widest space.



1848?; 1861

Beyond the sphere which spreads to widest space.

Beyond the sphere which spreads to widest space
Page Images Available for Saladino da Pavia. “Dialogue. Lover and Lady.”



1848?; 1861

Saladino da Pavia. “Dialogue. Lover and Lady.”

She.
Page Images Available for Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet. A Trance of Love.”



1848?; 1861

Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet. A Trance of Love.”

Vanquish'd and weary was my soul in me,
Page Images Available for Canst thou indeed be he that still 
would sing.



1848?; 1861

Canst thou indeed be he that still would sing.

Canst thou indeed be he that still would sing
Page Images Available for Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet. Of the Grave of Selvaggia, on the 
        Monte della Sambuca.”



1848?; 1861

Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet. Of the Grave of Selvaggia, on the Monte della Sambuca.”

I was upon the high and blessed mound,
Page Images Available for Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He interprets 
        Dante's Dream related in the first Sonnet of the Vita Nuova.”



1848?; 1861

Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He interprets Dante's Dream related in the first Sonnet of the Vita Nuova.”

Each lover's longing leads him naturally
Page Images Available for 
Giacomino Pugliesi. “Canzone. Of his Dead Lady.”



1848?; 1861

Giacomino Pugliesi. “Canzone. Of his Dead Lady.”

Death, why hast thou made life so hard to
Page Images Available for 
Giacomino Pugliesi. “Canzonetta. Of his Lady in Absence.”



1848?; 1861

Giacomino Pugliesi. “Canzonetta. Of his Lady in Absence.”

The sweetly-favour'd face
Page Images Available for Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet (to Cino da Pistoia). He rebukes Cino 
        for Fickleness.”



1848?; 1861

Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet (to Cino da Pistoia). He rebukes Cino for Fickleness.”

I thought to be for ever separate,
Page Images Available for Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet (to Cino da Pistoia). Written in 
        Exile.”



1848?; 1861

Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet (to Cino da Pistoia). Written in Exile.”

Because I find not whom to speak withal
Page Images Available for Dante Alighieri. “Sestina. Of the Lady Pietra degli Scrovigni.”



1848? 1861, 1874

Dante Alighieri. “Sestina. Of the Lady Pietra degli Scrovigni.”

To the dim light and the large circle of shade
Page Images Available for Jenny



1848 (first version); 1869 (last version), with intermediate versions

Jenny

Lazy laughing languid Jenny,
Page Images Available for Mary's Girlhood (For a Picture)



1848 (sonnet I), 1849 (sonnet II) 1848-1849

Mary's Girlhood (For a Picture)

aka The Girlhood of Mary Virgin

This is that blessed Mary, pre-elect
Page Images Available for Two Lyrics: from Niccolo Tommaseo



1848 1848 1848

Two Lyrics: from Niccolo Tommaseo

Even as a child that weeps,
Page Images Available for The Card-Dealer



1848-1849; 1869 (substantially revised) 1848; 1869 (substantially revised) 1848 1848

The Card-Dealer

Could you not drink her gaze like wine?
Page Images Available for Dante at Verona



1848-1850 1852 (circa)

Dante at Verona

‘Yea, thou shalt learn how salt his food who fares
Page Images Available for The Bride's Prelude



1848 1870 (circa)

The Bride's Prelude

aka Bride-Chamber Talk

‘Sister,’ said busy Amelotte
Page Images Available for Poetical Scraps (from Note Books)



1848-1881

Poetical Scraps (from Note Books)

and passionate youth
Page Images Available for The Choice (Three Sonnets).



1848 1881 1881 1881

The Choice (Three Sonnets).

Eat thou and drink; to-morrow thou shalt die.
Page Images Available for [Fragment] (“'Twas thus, thus is, and thus shall be”)



1848 August

[Fragment] (“'Twas thus, thus is, and thus shall be”)
Page Images Available for Letter to S. W.



1848 August

Letter to S. W.

Dear Williams, let loud greeting cheer thee
Page Images Available for Letter to F. S.



1848 December 20

Letter to F. S.

This morning—(No; for 'tis now past twelve,
Page Images Available for Sonnet (“O thou whose name being alone aloud—)



1848 or 1847

Sonnet (“O thou whose name being alone aloud—)

O thou whose name, being alone, aloud
Page Images Available for The Lady's Lament



1848 September

The Lady's Lament

aka No More

Never happy any more!
Page Images Available for This day I excuse thee



1848 September

This day I excuse thee

aka Letter to Frederick Stephens

This day I excuse thee
Page Images Available for Autumn Song



1848 September 4

Autumn Song

aka The Fall of the Leaf

aka The Angel of Death

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
Page Images Available for A Last Confession



1849

A Last Confession

Our Lombard country-girls along the coast
Page Images Available for Sonnet. From Cecco Angiolieri. In Absence from Becchina



1849

Sonnet. From Cecco Angiolieri. In Absence from Becchina

I'm better skill'd to frolic on a bed
Page Images Available for On a Handful of French Money



1849

On a Handful of French Money

These coins that jostle on my hand do own
Page Images Available for Antwerp to Ghent



1849

Antwerp to Ghent

We are upon the Scheldt. We know we move
Page Images Available for On Leaving Bruges



1849

On Leaving Bruges

aka On Leaving a City

The city's steeple-towers remove away
Page Images Available for Ashore at Dover



1849

Ashore at Dover

On landing, the first voice one hears is from
Page Images Available for At the Station of the Versailles Railway



1849

At the Station of the Versailles Railway

I waited for the train unto Versailles.
Page Images Available for Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Antwerp)



1849

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Antwerp)

“Messieurs, le Dieu des peintres”: We felt odd:
Page Images Available for Folkestone to Boulogne



1849

Folkestone to Boulogne
Page Images Available for Vox Ecclesiae, Vox Christi (Epigraph from Rev. vi 9-10)



1849

Vox Ecclesiae, Vox Christi (Epigraph from Rev. vi 9-10)

aka St. Bartholomew's Day in Paris, 24th August 1572

Not 'neath the altar only,—yet, in sooth,
Page Images Available for And prayed of Christ (he knowing how it was)



1849

And prayed of Christ (he knowing how it was)
Page Images Available for Madonna



1849

Madonna

aka Madonna Consolata

aka She Wept, Sweet Lady

La bella donna*
Page Images Available for For the Things of These Days



1849

For the Things of These Days
Page Images Available for Genuine Extract from the Diary & Letters of a Maniac



1849

Genuine Extract from the Diary & Letters of a Maniac
Page Images Available for Shakespear



1849

Shakespear

Dear friend, if there be any bond
Page Images Available for Blake. Epitaph



1849

Blake. Epitaph

All beauty to pourtray,
Page Images Available for World's Worth



1849, 1850 (possibly)

World's Worth

aka Pax Vobis

'Tis of the Father Hilary.
Page Images Available for 
Guido Delle Colonne. “Canzone. To Love and to his Lady.”



1849; 1861

Guido Delle Colonne. “Canzone. To Love and to his Lady.”

O Love, who all this while hast urged me on,
Page Images Available for 
Franco Sacchetti. “Ballata. His Talk with certain Peasant Girls.”



1849; 1861

Franco Sacchetti. “Ballata. His Talk with certain Peasant Girls.”

“Ye graceful peasant-girls and mountain-
Page Images Available for Dominus Fredericus (Rich Peace)



1849?

Dominus Fredericus (Rich Peace)

Sweet name, & strangest friend I ever knew,
Page Images Available for Johannes Ronge



1849?

Johannes Ronge

Silesian shepherd, blesed be
Page Images Available for Sunday Morning. Catholic Church



1849?

Sunday Morning. Catholic Church

The Churches were lamps to my simple youth,
Page Images Available for Sunday Morning: Protestant Church



1849?

Sunday Morning: Protestant Church

The Church is happy: I, a child
Page Images Available for Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. In absence from 
  Becchina.”



1849?

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. In absence from Becchina.”

My heart's so heavy with a hundred things
Page Images Available for Cino da Pistoia. “Canzone (to Dante Alighieri). On the Death of Beatrice Portinari.”



1849?; 1861

Cino da Pistoia. “Canzone (to Dante Alighieri). On the Death of Beatrice Portinari.”

Albeit my prayers have not so long delay'd,
Page Images Available for Cino da Pistoia. “Madrigal. To his Lady Selvaggia Vergiolesi; 
        likening his Love to a search for Gold.”



1849?; 1861

Cino da Pistoia. “Madrigal. To his Lady Selvaggia Vergiolesi; likening his Love to a search for Gold.”

I am all bent to glean the golden ore
Page Images Available for Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet. Death is not without but within 
        him.”



1849?; 1861

Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet. Death is not without but within him.”

This fairest lady, who, as well I wot,
Page Images Available for Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet. He condemns Dante for not naming, in 
        the Commedia, his friend Onesto di Boncima, and his Lady Selvaggia.”



1849?; 1861

Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet. He condemns Dante for not naming, in the Commedia, his friend Onesto di Boncima, and his Lady Selvaggia.”

Among the faults we in that book descry
Page Images Available for Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet. He impugns the verdicts of Dante's 
        Commedia.”



1849?; 1861

Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet. He impugns the verdicts of Dante's Commedia.”

This book of Dante's, very sooth to say,
Page Images Available for Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He answers 
        Dante, confessing his unsteadfast Heart.”



1849?; 1861

Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He answers Dante, confessing his unsteadfast Heart.”

Dante, since I from my own native place
Page Images Available for Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He answers the 
foregoing Sonnet [Dante's Sonnet. To Cino Da Pistoia. Written in Exile], and 
        prays him, in the name of Beatrice, to continue his great Poem.”



1849?; 1861

Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He answers the foregoing Sonnet [Dante's Sonnet. To Cino Da Pistoia. Written in Exile], and prays him, in the name of Beatrice, to continue his great Poem.”

I know not, Dante, in what refuge dwells
Page Images Available for Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet (to Guido Cavalcanti). He owes nothing 
        to Guido as a Poet.”



1849?; 1861

Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet (to Guido Cavalcanti). He owes nothing to Guido as a Poet.”

What rhymes are thine which I have ta'en
Page Images Available for Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet. To Love, in great Bitterness.”



1849?; 1861

Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet. To Love, in great Bitterness.”

O Love, O thou that, for my fealty,
Page Images Available for 
Meo Abbracciavacca, da Pistoia. “Ballata. His Life is by Contraries.”



1849?; 1861

Meo Abbracciavacca, da Pistoia. “Ballata. His Life is by Contraries.”

By the long sojourning
Page Images Available for 
Giacomino Pugliesi. “Canzonetta. To his Lady, in Spring.”



1849?; 1861

Giacomino Pugliesi. “Canzonetta. To his Lady, in Spring.”

To see the green returning
Page Images Available for Giovanni Quirino. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He commends the 
work of Dante's Life, then drawing to its close; and deplores his own 
    deficiencies.”



1849?; 1861

Giovanni Quirino. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He commends the work of Dante's Life, then drawing to its close; and deplores his own deficiencies.”

Glory to God and to God's Mother chaste,
Page Images Available for 
Mazzeo di Ricco da Messina. “Canzone. After six years' Service 
he renounces his Lady.”



1849?; 1861

Mazzeo di Ricco da Messina. “Canzone. After six years' Service he renounces his Lady.”

I laboured these six years
Page Images Available for 
Mazzeo di Ricco da Messina. “Canzone. He solicits his Lady's Pity.”



1849?; 1861

Mazzeo di Ricco da Messina. “Canzone. He solicits his Lady's Pity.”

The lofty worth and lovely excellence,
Page Images Available for 
Mazzeo di Ricco da Messina. “Sonnet. Of Self-seeing.”



1849?; 1861

Mazzeo di Ricco da Messina. “Sonnet. Of Self-seeing.”

If any his own foolishness might see
Page Images Available for 
Franco Sacchetti. “Catch. On a Fine Day.”



1849?; 1861

Franco Sacchetti. “Catch. On a Fine Day.”

“Be stirring, girls! we ought to have a run:
Page Images Available for 
Franco Sacchetti. “Catch. On a Wet Day.”



1849?; 1861

Franco Sacchetti. “Catch. On a Wet Day.”

As I walk'd thinking through a little grove,
Page Images Available for Dante Alighieri. “Canzone. A Complaint of his Lady's scorn.”



1849?; 1874

Dante Alighieri. “Canzone. A Complaint of his Lady's scorn.”

Love, since it is thy will that I return
Page Images Available for 
Pucciarello di Fiorenza. “Sonnet. Of Expediency.”



1849?: 1861

Pucciarello di Fiorenza. “Sonnet. Of Expediency.”

Pass and let pass,—this counsel I would give,—
Page Images Available for Piangendo star con l'anima smarrita



1849? (late 1840s or early 1850s)

Piangendo star con l'anima smarrita

Piangendo star con l'anima smarrita,
Page Images Available for Old and New Art (group of 3 poems)



1849 1849 (text); 1857 (picture, circa)

Old and New Art (group of 3 poems)

aka St. Luke the Painter [sonnet I]

aka The Mission of Luke [sonnet I]

Give honour unto Luke Evangelist;
Page Images Available for Last Sonnets at Paris



1849 1849 1849 1849

Last Sonnets at Paris

Chins that might serve the new Jerusalem:
Page Images Available for Idle Blessedness



1849 August 18

Idle Blessedness

I know not how it is, I have the knack,
Page Images Available for On Refusal of Aid between Nations



1849 August 26

On Refusal of Aid between Nations

aka Moribund Men

Not that the earth is changing, O my God!
Page Images Available for Song and Music



1849 December

Song and Music

O leave your hand where it lies cool
Page Images Available for On Browning's Sordello



1849 January?

On Browning's Sordello

aka Sonnet on a first reading of “Sordello”

“Sordello's story,” (The Sphinx yawned and said,)
Page Images Available for The Staircase of Notre Dame, Paris



1849 October

The Staircase of Notre Dame, Paris

aka On Climbing the Stairs of Notre-Dame
Page Images Available for In the Train, and at Versailles



1849 October

In the Train, and at Versailles

In a dull swiftness we are carried by
Page Images Available for Last Visit to the Louvre [The Cry of the P.R. B. After a Careful Examination
                    of the Canvases of Rubens, Correggio, et hoc genus omne.]



1849 October

Last Visit to the Louvre [The Cry of the P.R. B. After a Careful Examination of the Canvases of Rubens, Correggio, et hoc genus omne.]

Non noi pittori! God of Nature's truth,
Page Images Available for From Paris to Brussels (11 P.M. 15 October to half-past 
1 P.M. 16). Proem at the Paris Station.



1849 October

From Paris to Brussels (11 P.M. 15 October to half-past 1 P.M. 16). Proem at the Paris Station.

In France, (to baffle thieves and murderers)
Page Images Available for On the Road



1849 October

On the Road

October, and eleven after dark:
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1849 October

A Half-Way Pause

The turn of noontide has begun.
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1849 October

On the Field of Waterloo

So then, the name which travels side by side
Page Images Available for Returning to Brussels



1849 October

Returning to Brussels

aka Filii Filia

Upon a Flemish road, when noon was deep,
Page Images Available for The Carillon (Antwerp and Bruges)



1849 October

The Carillon (Antwerp and Bruges)

At Antwerp, there is a low wall
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1849 October

The Can-Can at Valentino's

The first, a mare; the second, 'twixt bow-wow
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1849 October

L'Envoi: Brussels, Hotel du Midi. [18 October]

It's copied out at last: very poor stuff
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by Andrea Mantegna (In the Louvre)



1849 October

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

aka Sonnets for Pictures 3. A Dance of Nymphs, by Andrea Mantegna; in the Louvre

Scarcely, I think; yet it indeed may be
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1849 October

For Ruggiero and Angelica by Ingres

aka Sonnets for Pictures 5. Angelica rescued from the Sea-monster, by Ingres; in the Luxembourg

A remote sky, prolonged to the sea's brim:
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                    Louvre)



1849 October

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

aka Sonnets for Pictures 4. A Venetian Pastoral, by Giorgione; in the Louvre

Water, for anguish of the solstice:—nay,
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 the Academy of Bruges



1849 October

A Virgin and Child, by Hans Memmeling; in the Academy of Bruges

Mystery: God, man's life, born into man
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  Memmeling



1849 October

For a Marriage of St. Catharine, by Memmeling

aka For a Marriage of St. Katharine, by the same (Hans Memmeling)

Mystery: Catherine the bride of Christ.
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1849 October 17

On the Road to Waterloo: 17 October

It is grey tingling azure overhead
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1849 October 24

Between Ghent and Bruges (Wednesday night, 24 October)

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

Place de la Bastille, Paris

How dear the sky has been above this place!
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1849 October 8

To the P. R. B.

Woolner and Stephens,—Collinson, Millais,
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1849 September; 1851-1852

The Staff and Scrip

‘Who rules these lands?’ the Pilgrim said.
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1849 September - 1849 October

A Trip to Paris and Belgium

aka Travel Sonnets

A constant keeping-past of shaken trees,
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1849 September 27

London to Folkstone (half-past one to half-past five)

A constant keeping-past of shaken trees,
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1849 September 28

Boulogne to Amiens and Paris

Strong extreme speed, that the brain hurries with
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1849 September 28

The Sea-Limits

aka From the Cliffs. Noon

aka At Boulogne. Upon the Cliffs: Noon

Consider the sea's listless chime:

1850s

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1850

The Burden of Nineveh

In our Museum galleries
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1850

Autumn Idleness

This sunlight shames November where he grieves
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1850

Songs of One Household
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1850

O thou who art not as I am

“O thou who art not as I am
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1850

Adieu

Let time & chance combine, combine,
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1850

Sacrament Hymn

On a fair Sabbath day, when his banquet is spread,
Page Images Available for [Parody of Poe's “Ulalume”]



1850

[Parody of Poe's “Ulalume”]
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1850

Dennis Shand

The shadows fall along the wall,
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1850

Sonnets for Pictures
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1850?

Ancient Christmas Carols

When Christ was born of Mary free,
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1850?

Fortuna

The wind blows east, the wind blows west,
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1850?

Song Meter

Ritòl deròl derà
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1850?

Oh Weary Falls the Lapsing Time
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Maestro Migliore, da Fiorenza. “Sonnet. He declares all Love to 
be Grief.”



1850?; 1861

Maestro Migliore, da Fiorenza. “Sonnet. He declares all Love to be Grief.”

Love, taking leave, my heart then leaveth me,
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  Dante.”



1850-1860?

Giovanni Boccaccio. “Sonnet. Inscription for a Portrait of Dante.”

Dante Alighieri, a dark oracle
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1850 1861, 1864

Love's Greeting

aka Lines from the Roman de la Rose

Tendre eut la chair comme rousée,
Page Images Available for [Verses to Robert Browning]



1850 April

[Verses to Robert Browning]
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1850 April?

Verses to John Tupper

Dear Jack
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1850 January 20

St. Wagnes' Eve

The hop-shop is shut up: the night doth wear.
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1850 November

A Young Fir-Wood

These little firs to-day are things
Page Images Available for The Mirror



1850 September

The Mirror

aka A Symbol

She knew it not,—most perfect pain
Page Images Available for During Music



1851

During Music

O cool unto the sense of pain
Page Images Available for Sister Helen



1851-1852 1870 (circa)

Sister Helen

‘Why did you melt your waxen man,
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1852

On the Vita Nuova of Dante

As he that loves oft looks on the dear form
Page Images Available for Wellington's Funeral



1852

Wellington's Funeral

‘Victory!’
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1852

Parody on “Uncle Ned”

Dere was an old nigger, and him name was Uncle Tom,
Page Images Available for Broken Music



1852 October

Broken Music

The mother will not turn, who thinks she hears
Page Images Available for Known in Vain



1853

Known in Vain

aka Work and Will

As two whose love, first foolish, widening scope,
Page Images Available for Duns Scotus



1853

Duns Scotus

Here lies Duns Scotus
Page Images Available for MacCracken (Parody on Tennyson's “Kraken”)



1853

MacCracken (Parody on Tennyson's “Kraken”)

Getting his pictures, like his supper, cheap,
Page Images Available for The Church-Porches I (to M.F.R)



1853

The Church-Porches I (to M.F.R)

Sister, first shake we off the dust we have
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1853

The Church-Porches II (to C.G.R.)

Sister, first shake we off the dust we have
Page Images Available for The Hill Summit



1853

The Hill Summit

aka From the Hilltop

This feast-day of the sun, his altar there
Page Images Available for Penumbra



1853

Penumbra

I did not look upon her eyes,
Page Images Available for Words on the Window-pane



1853

Words on the Window-pane

Did she in summer write it, or in spring,
Page Images Available for Ser Pace, Notatio da Fiorenza. “Sonnet. A Return to Love.”



1853?; 1861

Ser Pace, Notatio da Fiorenza. “Sonnet. A Return to Love.”

A fresh content of fresh enamouring
Page Images Available for Lippo Paschi de' Bardi. “Sonnet. He solicits a Lady's Favours.”



1853?; 1861

Lippo Paschi de' Bardi. “Sonnet. He solicits a Lady's Favours.”

Wert thou as prone to yield unto my prayer
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1853 1848 1848

The Church Porches

Sister, first shake we off the dust we have
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Translation



1853 April 1

Losario, by Ser Francesco Polidori. Fragment of a Translation

Silent, she lifted softly through the wave
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1853 April 1

“Winter” by Gaetano Polidori. A Translation

In this dead winter season now,
Page Images Available for “Sonnet to the Laurel” by Gaetano Polidori. A Translation:



1853 April 1

“Sonnet to the Laurel” by Gaetano Polidori. A Translation:

Approaching thee, thou growth of mystic spell,
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1853 February 9

Sonnet to Thomas Woolner (First Snow, 9 February 1853)

Woolner, to-night it snows for the first time.
Page Images Available for On the Site of a Mulberry-Tree, planted by William
 Shakespeare, felled by Rev. F. Gastrell



1853 July

On the Site of a Mulberry-Tree, planted by William Shakespeare, felled by Rev. F. Gastrell

This tree, here fall'n, no common birth or death
Page Images Available for The Honeysuckle



1853 July 12

The Honeysuckle

I plucked a honeysuckle where
Page Images Available for The Birth-Bond



1854

The Birth-Bond

aka Nearest Kindred

Have you not noted, in some family
Page Images Available for A Match with the Moon



1854

A Match with the Moon

Weary already, weary miles to-night
Page Images Available for Sudden Light



1854

Sudden Light

I have been here before,
Page Images Available for Love's Nocturn



1854; 1869 (much revised)

Love's Nocturn

aka Nocturn

Master of the murmuring courts
Page Images Available for Lost on Both Sides



1854 July 21

Lost on Both Sides

As when two men have loved a woman well,
Page Images Available for [To Ford Madox Brown]



1854 July 29

[To Ford Madox Brown]

Dear Brown
Page Images Available for The Landmark



1854 October

The Landmark

Was that the landmark? What,—the foolish well
Page Images Available for Stratton Water



1854 October 15

Stratton Water

‘O have you seen the Stratton flood
Page Images Available for Dawn on the Night Journey



1855

Dawn on the Night Journey

Till dawn the wind drove round me. It is past
Page Images Available for 
Folgore da San Geminiano. “Twelve Sonnets. Of the Months. Addressed to a Fellowship of Sienese Nobles.” 
[poem group]



1855-1856; 1861 1861 1861 1861 1861 1861 1861 1861 1861 1861 1861 1861 1861 1861 1861

Folgore da San Geminiano. “Twelve Sonnets. Of the Months. Addressed to a Fellowship of Sienese Nobles.” [poem group]

Unto the blithe and lordly Fellowship,
Page Images Available for Beauty and the Bird



1855 1858 June 25

Beauty and the Bird

aka Bella's Bulfinch

She fluted with her mouth as when one sips,
Page Images Available for Giovanni Boccaccio. “Sonnet. Of Fiammetta singing.”



1855-1860?

Giovanni Boccaccio. “Sonnet. Of Fiammetta singing.”

Love steered my course, while yet the sun rode high,
Page Images Available for Giovanni Boccaccio. “Sonnet. Of three Girls and of their 
        Talk.”



1855-1860?

Giovanni Boccaccio. “Sonnet. Of three Girls and of their Talk.”

By a clear well, within a little field
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        Fiammetta's death.”



1855-1860?

Giovanni Boccaccio. “Sonnet. To Dante in Paradise, after Fiammetta's death.”

Dante, if thou within the sphere of Love,
Page Images Available for Giovanni Boccaccio. “Sonnet. To one who had censured his public 
        Exposition of Dante.”



1855-1860?

Giovanni Boccaccio. “Sonnet. To one who had censured his public Exposition of Dante.”

If Dante mourns, there wheresoe'er he be,
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Folgore da San Geminiano. “Seven Sonnets. Of the Week.”



1855-56; 1861 1861 1861 1861 1861 1861 1861 1861 1861

Folgore da San Geminiano. “Seven Sonnets. Of the Week.”

There is among my thoughts the joyous plan
Page Images Available for Priapus Higg Loquitur



1855 February

Priapus Higg Loquitur

With fraud the church, the law, the camp, are rife:
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1855 February 15

Valentine--To Lizzie Siddal

Yesterday was St. Valentine.
Page Images Available for A Dark Day



1855 January

A Dark Day

The gloom that breathes upon me with these airs
Page Images Available for The Woodspurge



1856

The Woodspurge

The wind flapped loose, the wind was still,
Page Images Available for Dante da Maiano. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He interprets 
        Dante Alighieri's Dream, related in the first Sonnet of the Vita Nuova.“



1856?; 1861

Dante da Maiano. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He interprets Dante Alighieri's Dream, related in the first Sonnet of the Vita Nuova.“

Of that wherein thou art a questioner
Page Images Available for Address to the D--l (Dalziel brothers)



1857

Address to the D--l (Dalziel brothers)

“O Woodman, spare that block,
Page Images Available for God's Graal



1858

God's Graal

The ark of the Lord of Hosts
Page Images Available for A New-Year's Burden



1858, 1859 (possibly)

A New-Year's Burden

aka Belcolore

aka Song. A New Year's Burden

Along the grass sweet airs are blown
Page Images Available for There's an infantine Artist named Hughes



1858?

There's an infantine Artist named Hughes

There's an infantine Artist named Hughes—
Page Images Available for 
Pier Moronelli, di Fiorenza. “canzonetta. A Bitter Song to his Lady.”



1858?; 1861

Pier Moronelli, di Fiorenza. “canzonetta. A Bitter Song to his Lady.”

O lady amorous,
Page Images Available for After the French Liberation of Italy



1859

After the French Liberation of Italy

As when the last of the paid joys of love
Page Images Available for Forese Donati. “Sonnet (Forese to Dante). He taunts him 
        concerning the unavenged Spirit of Geri Alighieri.”



1859

Forese Donati. “Sonnet (Forese to Dante). He taunts him concerning the unavenged Spirit of Geri Alighieri.”

The other night I had a dreadful cough
Page Images Available for A Little While



1859

A Little While

aka Song. A Little While

A little while a little love
Page Images Available for  Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. Of Love in Men and
                    Devils.”



1859

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. Of Love in Men and Devils.”

The man who feels not, more or less, some-
Page Images Available for Even So



1859; 1854 (perhaps)

Even So

So it is, my dear.

1860s

Page Images Available for On Certain Elizabethan “Revivals”



1860

On Certain Elizabethan “Revivals”

O ruff-embastioned vast Elizabeth,
Page Images Available for A Border Song



1860

A Border Song

To horse! For who would idly bide,
Page Images Available for  Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. Concerning his Father.”



1860

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. Concerning his Father.”

The dreadful and the desperate hate I bear
Page Images Available for  Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. He would slay all who 
        hate their Fathers.”



1860

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. He would slay all who hate their Fathers.”

Who utters of his father aught but praise,
Page Images Available for Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. Of Love, in honour of 
        his Mistress Becchina.”



1860

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. Of Love, in honour of his Mistress Becchina.”

Whatever good is naturally done
Page Images Available for Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. On the Death of his 
        Father.”



1860

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. On the Death of his Father.”

Let not the inhabitants of Hell despair,
Page Images Available for Bocca Baciata



1860 1859

Bocca Baciata

aka The Song of the Bower

Say, is it day, is it dusk in thy bower,
Page Images Available for Guido Cavalcanti. “Ballata. Concerning a Shepherd-maid.”



1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Ballata. Concerning a Shepherd-maid.”

Within a copse I met a shepherd-maid,
Page Images Available for Guido Cavalcanti. “Ballata. He reveals, in a Dialogue, his increasing love for Mandetta.”



1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Ballata. He reveals, in a Dialogue, his increasing love for Mandetta.”

Being in thought of love, I chanced to see
Page Images Available for Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He mistrusts 
        the Love of Lapo Gianni.”



1861

Guido Cavalcanti. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He mistrusts the Love of Lapo Gianni.”

I pray thee, Dante, shouldst thou meet with Love
Page Images Available for Forese Donati. “Sonnet (Forese to Dante). He taunts Dante 
  ironically for not avenging Geri Alighieri.”



1861

Forese Donati. “Sonnet (Forese to Dante). He taunts Dante ironically for not avenging Geri Alighieri.”

Right well I know thou'rt Alighieri's son;
Page Images Available for Cino da Pistoia. “Canzone. His Lament for Selvaggia.”



1861

Cino da Pistoia. “Canzone. His Lament for Selvaggia.”

Ay me, alas! the beautiful bright hair
Page Images Available for Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet (Dante to Forese). He taunts Forese by 
        the nickname of Bicci.”



1861

Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet (Dante to Forese). He taunts Forese by the nickname of Bicci.”

O Bicci, pretty son of who knows whom
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Dantis Tenebrae (In Memory of My Father)



1861

Dantis Tenebrae (In Memory of My Father)

And did'st thou know indeed, when at the font
Page Images Available for Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet (Dante to Forese). He taunts him 
        concerning his Wife.”



1861

Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet (Dante to Forese). He taunts him concerning his Wife.”

To hear the unlucky wife of Bicci cough,
Page Images Available for 
Folgore da San Geminiano. “Sonnet. To the Guelf Faction.”



1861

Folgore da San Geminiano. “Sonnet. To the Guelf Faction.”

Because ye made your backs your shields, it
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1861

Folgore da San Geminiano. “Sonnet. To the Same (To the Guelf Faction).”

Were ye but constant, Guelfs, in war or
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Folgore da San Geminiano. “Sonnet. Of virtue.”



1861

Folgore da San Geminiano. “Sonnet. Of virtue.”

The flower of Virtue is the heart's content;
Page Images Available for A day agone, as I rode sullenly



1861

A day agone, as I rode sullenly

A day agone, as I rode sullenly
Page Images Available for Death, alway cruel, Pity's foe in 
chief



1861

Death, alway cruel, Pity's foe in chief

Death, alway cruel, Pity's foe in chief,
Page Images Available for 
Bartolomeo di Sant' Angelo. “Sonnet. He jests concerning his 
Poverty.”



1861

Bartolomeo di Sant' Angelo. “Sonnet. He jests concerning his Poverty.”

I am so passing rich in poverty
Page Images Available for Dello da Signa. “Ballata. His Creed of Ideal
                    Love.”



1861

Dello da Signa. “Ballata. His Creed of Ideal Love.”

Prohibiting all hope
Page Images Available for 
Masolino da Todi. “Sonnet. Of Work and Wealth.”



1861

Masolino da Todi. “Sonnet. Of Work and Wealth.”

A man should hold in very dear esteem
Page Images Available for 
Fazio Degli Uberti. “Extract From The ‘Dittamondo’. Of the 
Dukes of Normandy, and thence of the Kings of England, from William the First 
to Edward the Third.”



1861

Fazio Degli Uberti. “Extract From The ‘Dittamondo’. Of the Dukes of Normandy, and thence of the Kings of England, from William the First to Edward the Third.”

THOU well hast heard that Rollo had two sons,
Page Images Available for 
Fazio Degli Uberti. “Extract From The ‘Dittamondo’. Of England, 
and of its Marvels.”



1861

Fazio Degli Uberti. “Extract From The ‘Dittamondo’. Of England, and of its Marvels.”

Now to Great Britain we must make our way,
Page Images Available for Even as the others mock, thou
mockest me



1861

Even as the others mock, thou mockest me

Even as the others mock, thou mockest me;
Page Images Available for 
                    Bonaggiunta Urbiciani, da Lucca. “Canzone. Of the
                    True End of Love; with a Prayer to his Lady.”



1861

Bonaggiunta Urbiciani, da Lucca. “Canzone. Of the True End of Love; with a Prayer to his Lady.”

Never was joy or good that did not soothe
Page Images Available for 
Bonaggiunta Urbiciani, da Lucca. “Sonnet. Of Continence in Speech.”



1861

Bonaggiunta Urbiciani, da Lucca. “Sonnet. Of Continence in Speech.”

Whoso abandons peace for war-seeking,
Page Images Available for 
Bonaggiunta Urbiciani, da Lucca. “Sonnet. Of Wisdom and 
Foresight.”



1861

Bonaggiunta Urbiciani, da Lucca. “Sonnet. Of Wisdom and Foresight.”

Such wisdom as a little child displays
Page Images Available for 
Albertuccio della Viola. “Canzone. Of his Lady dancing.”



1861

Albertuccio della Viola. “Canzone. Of his Lady dancing.”

Among the dancers I beheld her dance,
Page Images Available for For certain he hath seen all 
perfectness



1861

For certain he hath seen all perfectness

For certain he hath seen all perfectness
Page Images Available for A gentle thought there is will
often start



1861

A gentle thought there is will often start

A gentle thought there is will often start,
Page Images Available for I felt a spirit of love begin to 
stir



1861

I felt a spirit of love begin to stir

I felt a spirit of love begin to stir
Page Images Available for Love and the gentle heart are
one same thing



1861

Love and the gentle heart are one same thing

Love and the gentle heart are one same thing,
Page Images Available for Love hath so long possessed me
for his own



1861

Love hath so long possessed me for his own

Love hath so long possess'd me for his own
Page Images Available for Love's pallor and the semblance of 
deep ruth



1861

Love's pallor and the semblance of deep ruth

Love's pallor and the semblance of deep ruth
Page Images Available for 
Meo Abbracciavacca, da Pistoia. “Canzone. He will be silent 
and watchful in his Love.”



1861

Meo Abbracciavacca, da Pistoia. “Canzone. He will be silent and watchful in his Love.”

Your joyful understanding, lady mine,
Page Images Available for Mine eyes beheld the blessed pity 
spring



1861

Mine eyes beheld the blessed pity spring

Mine eyes beheld the blessed pity spring
Page Images Available for My lady carries love within her 
eyes



1861

My lady carries love within her eyes

My lady carries love within her eyes;
Page Images Available for My lady looks so gentle and so
pure



1861

My lady looks so gentle and so pure

My lady looks so gentle and so pure
Page Images Available for Dante Alighieri. Sonnet. Of Beatrice de' Portinari, on All 
Saints' Day.



1861

Dante Alighieri. Sonnet. Of Beatrice de' Portinari, on All Saints' Day.

Last All Saints' holy-day, even now gone by,
Page Images Available for Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet. Of Beauty and Duty.”



1861

Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet. Of Beauty and Duty.”

Two ladies to the summit of my mind
Page Images Available for Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet. On the 9th of June, 1290.”



1861

Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet. On the 9th of June, 1290.”

Upon a day, came Sorrow in to me,
Page Images Available for Stay now with me, and listen to my 
sighs



1861

Stay now with me, and listen to my sighs

Stay now with me, and listen to my sighs,
Page Images Available for That lady of all gentle memories



1861

That lady of all gentle memories

That lady of all gentle memories
Page Images Available for The thoughts are broken in my 
memory



1861

The thoughts are broken in my memory

The thoughts are broken in my memory,
Page Images Available for The very bitter weeping that ye 
made



1861

The very bitter weeping that ye made

“The very bitter weeping that ye made
Page Images Available for The Laird of Waristoun



1861

The Laird of Waristoun

Down by yon garden green
Page Images Available for Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet (to Brunetto Latini). Sent with the 
        Vita Nuova.”



1861

Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet (to Brunetto Latini). Sent with the Vita Nuova.”

Master Brunetto, this my little maid
Page Images Available for Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet. To certain Ladies; when Beatrice was 
  lamenting her Father's Death.”



1861

Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet. To certain Ladies; when Beatrice was lamenting her Father's Death.”

Whence come you, all of you so sorrowful?
Page Images Available for To every heart which the sweet pain 
doth move



1861

To every heart which the sweet pain doth move

To every heart which the sweet pain doth move,
Page Images Available for  Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet (to Giovanni Quirino). He answers the 
foregoing Sonnet (by Quirino); saying what he feels at the approach of 
        Death.”



1861

Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet (to Giovanni Quirino). He answers the foregoing Sonnet (by Quirino); saying what he feels at the approach of Death.”

The King by whose rich grace His servants be
Page Images Available for Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet (to Guido Cavalcanti). He imagines a 
pleasant Voyage for Guido, Lapo Gianni, and himself, with their three 
  Ladies.”



1861

Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet (to Guido Cavalcanti). He imagines a pleasant Voyage for Guido, Lapo Gianni, and himself, with their three Ladies.”

Guido, I wish that Lapo, thou, and I,
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1861

Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet. A Curse for a fruitless Love.”

aka “Sonnet. To the Lady Pietra Scrovigni.”

My curse be on the day when first I saw
Page Images Available for Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet. To the same Ladies; with their 
        Answer.”



1861

Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet. To the same Ladies; with their Answer.”

“Ye ladies, walking past me piteous-eyed,
Page Images Available for Weep, Lovers, sith Love's very self 
doth weep



1861

Weep, Lovers, sith Love's very self doth weep

Weep, Lovers, sith Love's very self doth weep,
Page Images Available for  Gianni Alfani. “Sonnet (to Guido Cavalcanti). On the
        part of a Lady of Pisa.”



1861

Gianni Alfani. “Sonnet (to Guido Cavalcanti). On the part of a Lady of Pisa.”

Guido, that Gianni who, a day agone,
Page Images Available for Whatever while the thought comes over 
me



1861

Whatever while the thought comes over me

Whatever while the thought comes over me
Page Images Available for Woe's me by dint of all these sighs 
that come



1861

Woe's me by dint of all these sighs that come

Woe's me! by dint of all these sighs that come
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1861

Ye pilgrim-folk, advancing pensively

Ye pilgrim-folk, advancing pensively
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countenance



1861

You that thus wear a modest countenance

You that thus wear a modest countenance
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of Favours.”



1861

Ruggieri di Amici, Siciliano. “Canzonetta. For a Renewal of Favours.”

I play this sweet prelùde
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        Death.”



1861

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. He argues his case with Death.”

Gramercy, Death, as you've my love to win,
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1861

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. He is past all help.”

For a thing done, repentance is no good,
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  who had censured his homage to Becchina.”



1861

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. He rails against Dante, who had censured his homage to Becchina.”

Dante Alighieri in Becchina's praise
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Niccolo degli Albizzi. “Prolonged Sonnet. When the Troops were 
returning from Milan.”



1861

Niccolo degli Albizzi. “Prolonged Sonnet. When the Troops were returning from Milan.”

If you could see, fair brother, how dead beat
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        deeply in Love.”



1861

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. He will not be too deeply in Love.”

I am enamour'd, and yet not so much
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        Husband.”



1861

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. Of Becchina, and of her Husband.”

I would like better in the grace to be
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        Rage.”



1861

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. Of Becchina in a Rage.”

When I behold Becchina in a rage,
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        Shoemaker's daughter.”



1861

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. Of Becchina the Shoemaker's daughter.”

Why, if Becchina's heart were diamond,
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1861

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. Of his four Tormentors.”

I'm caught, like any thrush the nets surprise,
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1861

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. Of the 20th June, 1291”

I'm full of everything I do not want
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1861

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. Of why he is unhanged.”

Whoever without money is in love
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        Scullion.”



1861

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. Of why he would be a Scullion.”

I am so out of love through poverty
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  Husband.”



1861

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. To Becchina's rich Husband.”

aka Sonnet. To a newly enriched Man; reminding him of the Wants of the Poor

As thou wert loth to see, before thy feet,
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writes Dante, then in exile at Verona, defying him as no better than 
  himself.”



1861

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He writes Dante, then in exile at Verona, defying him as no better than himself.”

Dante Alighieri, if I jest and lie,
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  the last Sonnet of the Vita Nuova.”



1861

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri) On the last Sonnet of the Vita Nuova.”

Dante Alighieri, Cecco, your good
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  his Father.”



1861

Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. To Messer Angiolieri, his Father.”

If I'd a sack of florins, and all new,
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1861

[Anonymous] “Ballata. Of True and False singing.”

A little wild bird sometimes at my ear
Page Images Available for 
[Anonymous] “Ballata. One speaks of his false Lady.”



1861

[Anonymous] “Ballata. One speaks of his false Lady.”

When the last greyness dwells throughout
Page Images Available for 
[Anonymous] “Ballata. One speaks of his feigned and real Love.”



1861

[Anonymous] “Ballata. One speaks of his feigned and real Love.”

For no love borne by me,
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[Anonymous] “Ballata. One Speaks of the Beginning of his 
Love.”



1861

[Anonymous] “Ballata. One Speaks of the Beginning of his Love.”

This fairest one of all the stars, whose flame,
Page Images Available for 
[Anonymous] “Sonnet. A Lady laments for her lost Lover, by similitude of a Falcon.”



1861

[Anonymous] “Sonnet. A Lady laments for her lost Lover, by similitude of a Falcon.”

Alas for me, who loved a falcon well!
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        the Emperor Henry VII.”



1861

Simone dall' Antella. “Prolonged Sonnet. In the last Days of the Emperor Henry VII.”

Along the road all shapes must travel by,
Page Images Available for 
Rinaldo d'Aquino. “Canzone. A Lady, in Spring, repents of her 
Coldness.”



1861

Rinaldo d'Aquino. “Canzone. A Lady, in Spring, repents of her Coldness.”

Now, when it flowereth,
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Rinaldo d'Aquino. “Canzone. He is resolved to be joyful in 
Love.”



1861

Rinaldo d'Aquino. “Canzone. He is resolved to be joyful in Love.”

A thing is in my mind,—
Page Images Available for 
Fra Guittone d'Arezzo. “Sonnet. To the Blessed Virgin Mary.”



1861

Fra Guittone d'Arezzo. “Sonnet. To the Blessed Virgin Mary.”

Lady of Heaven, the mother glorified
Page Images Available for 
Pannuccio dal Bagno Pisano. “Canzone. Of his Change through 
Love.”



1861

Pannuccio dal Bagno Pisano. “Canzone. Of his Change through Love.”

My lady, thy delightful high command,
Page Images Available for 
Francesco da Barberino. “Blank Verse. A Virgin declares her Beauties”



1861

Francesco da Barberino. “Blank Verse. A Virgin declares her Beauties”

Do not conceive that I shall here recount
Page Images Available for 
Francesco da Barberino. “Sentenze. Of Caution.”



1861

Francesco da Barberino. “Sentenze. Of Caution.”

Say, wouldst thou guard thy son,
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seek Love.



1861

Song, 'tis my will that thou do seek Love.

Song, 'tis my will that thou do seek out Love,
Page Images Available for 
Francesco da Barberino. “Sentenze. Of Importunities and 
Troublesome Persons.”



1861

Francesco da Barberino. “Sentenze. Of Importunities and Troublesome Persons.”

There is a vice prevails
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Francesco da Barberino. “Sentenze. Of Sloth against sin.”



1861

Francesco da Barberino. “Sentenze. Of Sloth against sin.”

THERE is a vice which oft
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Francesco da Barberino. “Sentenze. Of Sins in Speech.”



1861

Francesco da Barberino. “Sentenze. Of Sins in Speech.”

NOW these four things, if thou
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to Guido, telling him of the Love which a certain Pinella showed on seeing 
  him.”



1861

Bernardo da Bologna. “Sonnet (to Guido Cavalcanti). He writes to Guido, telling him of the Love which a certain Pinella showed on seeing him.”

Unto that lowly lovely maid, I wis,
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1862

Lost Days

aka (Sonnet).

The lost days of my life until to-day,
Page Images Available for Francesca Da Rimini. (Dante.)



1862 September 1855

Francesca Da Rimini. (Dante.)

aka Paolo and Francesca da Rimini

When I made answer, I began: ‘Alas!
Page Images Available for My Lady Greensleeves



1863

My Lady Greensleeves

She bound her green sleeve on my helm
Page Images Available for Fazio's Mistress



1863; 1873

Fazio's Mistress

aka Aurelia
Page Images Available for There's a Painter of Portraits named Chapman



1864?

There's a Painter of Portraits named Chapman

There's a Painter of Portraits named Chapman
Page Images Available for The Seed of David (For a Picture)



1864 1864

The Seed of David (For a Picture)

aka The Seed of David

Christ sprang from David Shepherd, and even so
Page Images Available for Aspecta Medusa



1865 October 1865-1868

Aspecta Medusa

Andromeda, by Perseus saved and wed,
Page Images Available for A Doctor's Advice



1866

A Doctor's Advice

My doctor's issued his decree
Page Images Available for My Lady



1866

My Lady

I'll tell you of my Lady all I know;
Page Images Available for Lilith—From Goethe



1866

Lilith—From Goethe

Hold thou thy heart against her shining hair,
Page Images Available for Body's Beauty



1866 1864-1869

Body's Beauty

aka Lady Lilith

aka Lilith

Of Adam's first wife, Lilith, it is told
Page Images Available for Soul's Beauty



1866 1864-1870

Soul's Beauty

aka Sibylla Palmifera

Under the arch of Life, where love and death,
Page Images Available for Messer Dante a Messer Bruno



1867

Messer Dante a Messer Bruno

Essendo pazzo, il bue al guado intoppa,
Page Images Available for Ding dong for Bow-man



1867

Ding dong for Bow-man

Ding dong for Bow-man
Page Images Available for Con Manto d'Oro, etc.



1867 June

Con Manto d'Oro, etc.

aka With Golden Mantle, etc.

aka Robe d'Or, etc.

With golden mantle, rings, & necklace fair,
Page Images Available for For an Oil-Portrait of Mrs. William Morris



1868

For an Oil-Portrait of Mrs. William Morris

Conjuge clara poetâ et præclarissima formâ,
Page Images Available for Threefold Homage



1868

Threefold Homage

Was I most born to paint your sovereign face,
Page Images Available for La Pia. Dante



1868-1880

La Pia. Dante

“Ah! when on earth thy voice again is heard
Page Images Available for Newborn Death



1868 August 1868 1868

Newborn Death

To-day Death seems to me an infant child
Page Images Available for Willowwood



1868 December 1869 1869 1869 1869

Willowwood

I sat with Love upon a woodside well,
Page Images Available for Venus Verticordia. (For a Picture.)



1868 January 16 1863-1869

Venus Verticordia. (For a Picture.)

aka Venus (For a Picture.)

She hath the apple in her hand for thee,
Page Images Available for The Portrait



1869

The Portrait

O Lord of all compassionate control,
Page Images Available for Sleepless Dreams



1869

Sleepless Dreams

aka Sleepless Love

Girt in dark growths, yet glimmering with one star,
Page Images Available for Secret Parting



1869

Secret Parting

aka Love's Moments

Because our talk was of the cloud-control
Page Images Available for Parted Love



1869

Parted Love

What shall be said of this embattled day
Page Images Available for Death-in-Love



1869

Death-in-Love

aka Dies Atra 1st May 1869

There came an image in Life's retinue
Page Images Available for Inclusiveness



1869

Inclusiveness

aka For Answer

The changing guests, each in a different mood,
Page Images Available for Farewell to the Glen



1869

Farewell to the Glen

Sweet stream-fed glen, why say ‘farewell’ to thee
Page Images Available for Vain Virtues



1869

Vain Virtues

What is the sorriest thing that enters Hell?
Page Images Available for The Vase of Life



1869

The Vase of Life

aka Run and Won

Around the vase of Life at your slow pace
Page Images Available for Love's Testament



1869

Love's Testament

aka Flammifera

aka Love's Redemption

O Thou who at Love's hour ecstatically
Page Images Available for Supreme Surrender



1869

Supreme Surrender

To all the spirits of love that wander by
Page Images Available for English May



1869

English May

aka May 1869

Would God your health were as this month of May
Page Images Available for Lovesight



1869

Lovesight

When do I see thee most, beloved one?
Page Images Available for First Love Remembered



1869

First Love Remembered

Peace in her chamber, wheresoe'er
Page Images Available for An Old Song Ended



1869

An Old Song Ended

‘ How should I your true love know
Page Images Available for On Burns



1869

On Burns

In whomsoe'er, since Poesy began,
Page Images Available for Thomae Fides



1869

Thomae Fides

“Digitum tuum, Thoma,
Page Images Available for There is a Creator named God



1869

There is a Creator named God

There is a Creator named God
Page Images Available for There is a dull Painter named Wells



1869

There is a dull Painter named Wells

There is a dull Painter named Wells
Page Images Available for There's a babyish party named Burges



1869

There's a babyish party named Burges

There's a babyish party named Burges
Page Images Available for There's a combative Artist named Whistler



1869

There's a combative Artist named Whistler

There's a combative Artist named Whistler
Page Images Available for There's a Portuguese person named Howell



1869

There's a Portuguese person named Howell
Page Images Available for The Ballad of Dead Ladies (Francois Villon, 1450)



1869

The Ballad of Dead Ladies (Francois Villon, 1450)

Tell me now in what hidden way is
Page Images Available for To Death, of His Lady



1869

To Death, of His Lady

Death, of thee do I make my moan,
Page Images Available for The Kiss



1869

The Kiss

What smouldering senses in death's sick delay
Page Images Available for John of Tours



1869

John of Tours

John of Tours is back with peace,
Page Images Available for My Father's Close



1869

My Father's Close

Inside my father's close,
Page Images Available for Beauty. (A Combination from Sappho.)



1869

Beauty. (A Combination from Sappho.)

aka One Girl

I.
Page Images Available for The Leaf (Leopardi)



1869

The Leaf (Leopardi)

‘Torn from your parent bough,
Page Images Available for Sonnets



1869

Sonnets

As when desire, long darkling, dawns, and first
Page Images Available for Songs



1869

Songs

As when desire, long darkling, dawns, and first
Page Images Available for Fior di Maggio



1869

Fior di Maggio

O May sits crowned with hawthorn flower
Page Images Available for Winged Hours



1869

Winged Hours

Each hour until we meet is as a bird
Page Images Available for The Love-Moon



1869

The Love-Moon

‘When that dead face, bowered in the furthest years,
Page Images Available for The Morrow's Message



1869

The Morrow's Message

‘Thou Ghost,’ I said, ‘and is thy name To-day?—
Page Images Available for The Sun's Shame



1869, 1873 1869 1873

The Sun's Shame

Beholding youth and hope in mockery caught
Page Images Available for Limerick: Nine Tailors



1869?

Limerick: Nine Tailors

When the wars first began,
Page Images Available for There's an eminent critic called Colvin



1869?

There's an eminent critic called Colvin

There's an eminent critic called Colvin,
Page Images Available for There is a young person named Georgie



1869?

There is a young person named Georgie

There is a young person named Georgie
Page Images Available for There is a young Artist named Jones



1869?

There is a young Artist named Jones

There is a young Artist named Jones
Page Images Available for There is a young Painter called Jones



1869?

There is a young Painter called Jones

There is a young Painter called Jones
Page Images Available for There's a publishing party named Ellis



1869?

There's a publishing party named Ellis

There's a publishing party named Ellis
Page Images Available for There is a mad Artist named Inchbold



1869?

There is a mad Artist named Inchbold

There is a mad Artist named Inchbold
Page Images Available for A Historical Painter named Brown



1869?

A Historical Painter named Brown

A Historical Painter named Brown
Page Images Available for There was a young rascal called Nolly



1869?

There was a young rascal called Nolly

There was a young rascal called Nolly
Page Images Available for There are dealers in pictures named Agnew



1869?

There are dealers in pictures named Agnew

There are dealers in pictures named Agnew
Page Images Available for There's a solid fat German called Huffer



1869?

There's a solid fat German called Huffer

There's a solid fat German called Huffer
Page Images Available for There is a big artist named Val



1869?

There is a big artist named Val

There is a big artist named Val,
Page Images Available for There's a foolish old Scotchman called Scotus



1869?

There's a foolish old Scotchman called Scotus

There's a foolish old Scotchman called Scotus,
Page Images Available for There once was a painter named Scott



1869?

There once was a painter named Scott

There once was a painter named Scott
Page Images Available for There is a young Artist named Knewstub



1869?

There is a young Artist named Knewstub

There is a young Artist named Knewstub,
Page Images Available for There is a poor sneak called Rossetti



1869?

There is a poor sneak called Rossetti

There is a poor sneak called Rossetti:
Page Images Available for There is a young female named Olive



1869?

There is a young female named Olive
Page Images Available for Nuptial Sleep



1869?

Nuptial Sleep

aka Placata Venere

At length their long kiss severed, with sweet smart:
Page Images Available for Three Songs



1869 (probably spring 1869; possibly spring 1868)

Three Songs

Along the grass sweet airs are blown
Page Images Available for Plighted Promise



1869[?]

Plighted Promise

aka Bellebuona

aka The Moon-Star

In a soft-complexioned sky,
Page Images Available for Mary Magdalene at the Door of Simon the Pharisee (For a
 Drawing)



1869 1853-1859

Mary Magdalene at the Door of Simon the Pharisee (For a Drawing)

‘Why wilt thou cast the roses from thine hair?
Page Images Available for Eden Bower



1869 1863-1864 (circa) or 1869 (circa)

Eden Bower

It was Lilith the wife of Adam:
Page Images Available for Pandora (For a Picture)



1869 1868-1871

Pandora (For a Picture)

What of the end, Pandora? Was it thine,
Page Images Available for The Stream's Secret



1869-1870

The Stream's Secret

What thing unto mine ear
Page Images Available for Three Translations from Francois Villon, 1450



1869-1870

Three Translations from Francois Villon, 1450

Tell me now in what hidden way is
Page Images Available for Troy Town



1869-1870 1863-1864; 1869-1870

Troy Town

Heavenborn Helen, Sparta's queen,
Page Images Available for Michael Scott's Wooing (For a Drawing)



1869-1871, 1875-1876 1853, 1869-1871

Michael Scott's Wooing (For a Drawing)

Rose-sheathed beside the rosebud tongue
Page Images Available for Limericks



1869-1881

Limericks

There is a big artist named Val,
Page Images Available for A Superscription



1869 January 24

A Superscription

Look in my face; my name is Might-have-been;
Page Images Available for Love's Lovers



1869 July

Love's Lovers

Some ladies love the jewels in Love's zone
Page Images Available for Poems. (Privately Printed.), Penkill Proofs



1869 July - 1869 August

Poems. (Privately Printed.), Penkill Proofs

Page Images Available for Love-Lily



1869 June

Love-Lily

Between the hands, between the brows,
Page Images Available for Of Life, Love, and Death: Sixteen Sonnets



1869 March

Of Life, Love, and Death: Sixteen Sonnets

I sat with Love upon a woodside well,
Page Images Available for Death of A Wombat



1869 November 6

Death of A Wombat
Page Images Available for Poems. (Privately Printed.), First Trial Book



1869 October 3 (circa)

Poems. (Privately Printed.), First Trial Book

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1869 October 30

Poems (1869-70), The Exhumation Proofs

Our Lombard country-girls along the coast
Page Images Available for Poems. (Privately Printed.), Second Trial Book



1869 October 30 - 1869 November 25

Poems. (Privately Printed.), Second Trial Book

Page Images Available for At Last



1869 or 1871

At Last

Fate claimed hard toll from Love, and did not spare;
Page Images Available for Limerick: William Bell Scott



1869 September

Limerick: William Bell Scott

There's a Scotch correspondent named Scott
Page Images Available for Love's Baubles



1869 September

Love's Baubles

I stood where Love in brimming armfuls bore
Page Images Available for Parted Love!



1869 September 10 1869 September-1869 November (circa)

Parted Love!

aka The Wombat

Oh! how the family affections combat
Page Images Available for Verses Sent with a Copy of 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland



1869 September 11

Verses Sent with a Copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

When you have read a good many
Page Images Available for Poems. (Privately Printed.), A Proofs



1869 September 13 (circa)

Poems. (Privately Printed.), A Proofs

Page Images Available for The Passover in the Holy Family (For a Drawing)



1869 September 1849-1856

The Passover in the Holy Family (For a Drawing)

Here meet together the prefiguring day
Page Images Available for Cassandra (For a Drawing.)



1869 September 1860-1861, 1867 1869 1869 1869

Cassandra (For a Drawing.)

Rend, rend thine hair, Cassandra: he will go.
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1869 September 20 (circa)

Poems. (Privately Printed.), A2 Proofs

Page Images Available for Bridal Birth



1869 summer

Bridal Birth

aka Bridal Birthdays

As when desire, long darkling, dawns, and first

1870s

Page Images Available for Poems (1870)



1870

Poems (1870)

Page Images Available for Stillborn Love



1870

Stillborn Love

aka The Stillborn Hour

The hour which might have been yet might not be,
Page Images Available for The Monochord



1870

The Monochord

Is it this sky's vast vault or ocean's sound
Page Images Available for Hoarded Joy



1870

Hoarded Joy

aka Joy Delayed

I said: ‘Nay, pluck not,—let the first fruit be:
Page Images Available for Barren Spring



1870

Barren Spring

Once more the changed year's turning wheel returns:
Page Images Available for Death's Songsters



1870

Death's Songsters

aka Deadly Sweetness

aka Death's Sweetness

When first that horse, within whose populous womb
Page Images Available for He and I



1870

He and I

Whence came his feet into my field, and why?
Page Images Available for The One Hope



1870

The One Hope

When vain desire at last and vain regret
Page Images Available for His Mother's Service to Our Lady



1870

His Mother's Service to Our Lady

Lady of Heaven and earth, and therewithal
Page Images Available for Passion and Worship



1870

Passion and Worship

aka Love and Worship

One flame-winged brought a white-winged harp-player
Page Images Available for The Love-Letter



1870

The Love-Letter

Warmed by her hand and shadowed by her hair
Page Images Available for Youth's Spring-Tribute



1870

Youth's Spring-Tribute

aka Love's Spring-Tribute

aka Spring-Tribute

On this sweet bank your head thrice sweet and dear
Page Images Available for Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Prolonged Sonnet. When his 
        Clothes were gone.”



1870

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

Never so bare and naked was church-stone
Page Images Available for Love-Sweetness



1870

Love-Sweetness

Sweet dimness of her loosened hair's downfall
Page Images Available for There's the Irishman Arthur O'Shaughnessy



1870?

There's the Irishman Arthur O'Shaughnessy

There's the Irishman Arthur O'Shaughnessy—
Page Images Available for A Sea-Spell (for a Picture)



1870 1877

A Sea-Spell (for a Picture)

Her lute hangs shadowed in the apple-tree,
Page Images Available for [Epigram on E. S. Dallas] (“There is a poor devil named Dallas”)



1870 April 27

[Epigram on E. S. Dallas] (“There is a poor devil named Dallas”)

There is a poor devil named Dallas,
Page Images Available for A Day of Love



1870 February

A Day of Love

Those envied places which do know her well,
Page Images Available for Life-in-Love



1870 February

Life-in-Love

Not in thy body is thy life at all
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1870 January 11

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

From the great city's ever-surging sea
Page Images Available for Poems (1870), Proofs for the First Edition



1870 March

Poems (1870), Proofs for the First Edition

LONDON:
Page Images Available for For 

The Wine of Circe

, by Edward Burne Jones



1870 March 12

For The Wine of Circe , by Edward Burne Jones

Dusk-haired and gold-robed o'er the golden wine
Page Images Available for Poems (1869-1870), Proof State 15



1870 March 22

Poems (1869-1870), Proof State 15

Helen knelt at Venus' shrine,
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1870 March 26

Poems (1869-1870), Proof State 16

Sweet dimness of her loosened hair's downfall
Page Images Available for Love Enthroned



1871

Love Enthroned

I marked all kindred Powers the heart finds fair:—
Page Images Available for Pride of Youth



1871

Pride of Youth

aka Love's Changes

Even as a child, of sorrow that we give
Page Images Available for Mid-Rapture



1871

Mid-Rapture

aka Between Kisses

Thou lovely and beloved, thou my love;
Page Images Available for Heart's Compass



1871

Heart's Compass

aka Love's Compass

Sometimes thou seem'st not as thyself alone,
Page Images Available for Soul-Light



1871

Soul-Light

aka Lovelight

What other woman could be loved like you,
Page Images Available for The Moonstar



1871

The Moonstar

Lady, I thank thee for thy loveliness,
Page Images Available for Last Fire



1871

Last Fire

Love, through your spirit and mine what summer
Page Images Available for Her Gifts



1871

Her Gifts

aka My Lady's Gifts

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



1871

Equal Troth

aka Love-Measure

Not by one measure mayst thou mete our love;
Page Images Available for Venus Victrix



1871

Venus Victrix

Could Juno's self more sovereign presence wear
Page Images Available for Heart's Hope



1871

Heart's Hope

By what word's power, the key of paths untrod,
Page Images Available for Chimes



1871

Chimes

Honey-flowers to the honey-comb
Page Images Available for The Lamp's Shrine



1871

The Lamp's Shrine

aka The Love Lamp

Sometimes I fain would find in thee some fault,
Page Images Available for Severed Selves



1871

Severed Selves

aka Between Meetings

Two separate divided silences,
Page Images Available for Through Death to Love



1871

Through Death to Love

Like labour-laden moonclouds faint to flee
Page Images Available for Hope Overtaken



1871

Hope Overtaken

I deemed thy garments, O my Hope, were grey,
Page Images Available for Love and Hope



1871

Love and Hope

Bless love and hope. Full many a withered year
Page Images Available for Cloud and Wind



1871

Cloud and Wind

Love, should I fear death most for you or me?
Page Images Available for Without Her



1871

Without Her

What of her glass without her? The blank grey
Page Images Available for Love's Fatality



1871

Love's Fatality

Sweet Love,—but oh! most dread Desire of Love
Page Images Available for Love's Last Gift



1871

Love's Last Gift

Love to his singer held a glistening leaf,
Page Images Available for The Lovers' Walk



1871

The Lovers' Walk

Sweet twining hedgeflowers wind-stirred in no wise
Page Images Available for After the German Subjugation of France



1871

After the German Subjugation of France

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 As a critic, the Poet Buchanan



1871

As a critic, the Poet Buchanan

As a critic, the Poet Buchanan
Page Images Available for Youth's Antiphony



1871

Youth's Antiphony

aka Love's Antiphony

“I love you, sweet: how can you ever learn
Page Images Available for Gioventú e Signorìa



1871

Gioventú e Signorìa

aka Youth and Lordship (Italian Street Song)

My young lord's the lover
Page Images Available for Gioventú e Signorìa



1871

Gioventú e Signorìa

È giovine il signore,
Page Images Available for Youth and Lordship (Italian Street Song)



1871

Youth and Lordship (Italian Street Song)

My young lord's the lover
Page Images Available for Mammon's Ring-Posy



1871

Mammon's Ring-Posy

aka Smithereens

Uncertain-aged Miss Thereabouts,
Page Images Available for Love and Loss. (Three Sonnets.)



1871

Love and Loss. (Three Sonnets.)

Sweet twining hedgeflowers wind-stirred in no wise
Page Images Available for Beauty's Pageant



1871

Beauty's Pageant

aka Love's Pageant

What dawn-pulse at the heart of heaven, or last
Page Images Available for Hamlet's Soliloquy, by the Laureate



1871

Hamlet's Soliloquy, by the Laureate

To be or not to be (that is the question)
Page Images Available for Last Love (canzone)



1871

Last Love (canzone)

Love hath a chamber all of imagery,
Page Images Available for [Ant, Gnat, and Wasp]



1871

[Ant, Gnat, and Wasp]

An ant-sting's prickly at first
Page Images Available for Genius in Beauty



1871

Genius in Beauty

Beauty like hers is genius. Not the call
Page Images Available for Silent Noon



1871

Silent Noon

Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass,—
Page Images Available for Gracious Moonlight



1871

Gracious Moonlight

Even as the moon grows queenlier in mid-space
Page Images Available for Heart's Haven



1871

Heart's Haven

Sometimes she is a child within mine arms,
Page Images Available for Rose Mary



1871, 1881

Rose Mary

Of her two fights with the Beryl-stone:
Page Images Available for First Fire



1871; 1869 (possibly)

First Fire

This hour be her sweet body all my song.
Page Images Available for Bodleian Notebook (for Jane Morris)



1871-1874

Bodleian Notebook (for Jane Morris)

aka The Kelmscott House of Life

aka The Kelmscott Love Sonnets

By what word's power, the key of paths untrod,
Page Images Available for Bodleian Manuscript Collection



1871-1880

Bodleian Manuscript Collection

A Sonnet is a moment's monument,—
Page Images Available for Soothsay



1871-1881

Soothsay

aka Commandments

Let no man ask thee of anything
Page Images Available for A Death-Parting



1871-3

A Death-Parting

aka The Water Willow

Leaves and rain and the days of the year,
Page Images Available for The Dark Glass



1871 August

The Dark Glass

Not I myself know all my love for thee:
Page Images Available for The Cloud Confines



1871 August

The Cloud Confines

The day is dark and the night
Page Images Available for Sunset Wings



1871 August

Sunset Wings

To-night this sunset spreads two golden wings
Page Images Available for The Brothers: By a Scotch Bard and English Reviewer



1871 October

The Brothers: By a Scotch Bard and English Reviewer

I am two brothers with one face,
Page Images Available for On William Morris



1871 September

On William Morris

Enter Poet, moored in a punt,
Page Images Available for Proserpine



1872 1871-1882 1872 1872

Proserpine

aka Proserpina

Lungi è la luce che in sù questo muro
Page Images Available for Parted Presence



1872-3

Parted Presence

Your eyes are afar to-day,
Page Images Available for “I hate” says over and above



1873

“I hate” says over and above

“I hate” says over and above
Page Images Available for [The Zodiac of All Beauty]



1873

[The Zodiac of All Beauty]

My world my work my woman all my own,—
Page Images Available for “I saw the Sibyl at Cumae”



1873

“I saw the Sibyl at Cumae”

Page Images Available for The Soul's Sphere



1873

The Soul's Sphere

Some prisoned moon in steep cloud-fastnesses,—
Page Images Available for From Dawn to Noon



1873

From Dawn to Noon

As the child knows not if his mother's face
Page Images Available for Memorial Thresholds



1873

Memorial Thresholds

What place so strange,—though unrevealèd snow
Page Images Available for Life the Beloved



1873

Life the Beloved

As thy friend's face, with shadow of soul o'erspread,
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 Thames Valley Sonnets



1873-74

Thames Valley Sonnets

How large that thrush looks on the bare thorn-tree!
Page Images Available for Spring



1873 May

Spring

Soft-littered is the new-year's lambing-fold,
Page Images Available for Poems. (Tauchnitz 1873 Edition)



1873 November

Poems. (Tauchnitz 1873 Edition)

Page Images Available for Dante and His Circle



1874

Dante and His Circle

Page Images Available for The Next New Hamlet's Soliloquy



1874

The Next New Hamlet's Soliloquy

To be or not to be (that is the question!)
Page Images Available for Barcarola (“Per carità”)



1874

Barcarola (“Per carità”)

aka Serenata

Per carità,
Page Images Available for Winter



1874 February

Winter

How large that thrush looks on the bare thorn-tree!
Page Images Available for Untimely Lost (Oliver Madox Brown Born 1855; Died 1874)



1874 November

Untimely Lost (Oliver Madox Brown Born 1855; Died 1874)

Upon the landscape of his coming life
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



1875

Hero's Lamp

That lamp thou fill'st in Eros' name to-night,
Page Images Available for The Trees of the Garden



1875

The Trees of the Garden

Ye who have passed Death's haggard hills; and ye
Page Images Available for Bambino Fasciato



1875

Bambino Fasciato

A Pippo Pipistrello
Page Images Available for Barcarola (“Oltre tomba”)



1875

Barcarola (“Oltre tomba”)

Oltre tomba
Page Images Available for Et les larmes, comme le sang



1875

Et les larmes, comme le sang

Et les larmes, comme le sang,
Page Images Available for (“Pro hoste hostem, canes pro canibus affer”)



1875

(“Pro hoste hostem, canes pro canibus affer”)

Pro hoste hostem, canes pro canibus affer.
Page Images Available for “Il faut que tu le tiennes pour dit”



1875

“Il faut que tu le tiennes pour dit”

Il faut que tu le tiennes pour dit,
Page Images Available for Sonnets for Pictures (Italian and English)



1875

Sonnets for Pictures (Italian and English)

LUNGI è la luce che in sù questo muro
Page Images Available for Dante's Dream on the Day of the Death of Beatrice: 9th of 
June, 1290



1875? 1856

Dante's Dream on the Day of the Death of Beatrice: 9th of June, 1290

aka Dante's Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice

‘Then Love said : “Now shall all things be made clear :
Page Images Available for La Bella Mano (For a Picture)



1875 1875 1875

La Bella Mano (For a Picture)

O bella Mano, che ti lavi e piaci
Page Images Available for The Question (for a Design)



1875 1882 1882 1882

The Question (for a Design)

This sea, deep furrowed as the face of Time,
Page Images Available for Three Shadows



1876

Three Shadows

I looked and saw your eyes
Page Images Available for Adieu



1876

Adieu

Waving whispering trees,
Page Images Available for The Cloud Confines, Unburdened



1876 September 1

The Cloud Confines, Unburdened

“Still we say as we go—
Page Images Available for Silence. For a Design



1877 1870

Silence. For a Design

Page Images Available for Astarte Syriaca (for a Picture)



1877 January-1877 February 1875-1877

Astarte Syriaca (for a Picture)

Mystery: lo! betwixt the sun and moon
Page Images Available for [Sonnet about Cyprus]



1878

[Sonnet about Cyprus]
Page Images Available for Perlascura. Twelve Coins for One Queen



1878

Perlascura. Twelve Coins for One Queen

Page Images Available for “Del mare il susurro sonoro”



1878

“Del mare il susurro sonoro”

Del mare il susurro sonoro.
Page Images Available for On Christina Rossetti



1878

On Christina Rossetti

There's a female bard, grim as a fakier,
Page Images Available for Anomalies



1878 (ca.)

Anomalies

Anomalies in earth's/earth's against all rules
Page Images Available for Epigram on Robert Buchanan



1878 (ca.)

Epigram on Robert Buchanan

Yon skunk's not rid of his own name
Page Images Available for Fiammetta (For a Picture)



1878 (circa) 1878

Fiammetta (For a Picture)

Behold Fiammetta, shown in Vision here.
Page Images Available for To Philip Bourke Marston, inciting me to do poetic 
work



1878 October 11

To Philip Bourke Marston, inciting me to do poetic work

Sweet Poet, thou of whom these years that roll
Page Images Available for The Last Three from Trafalgar (At the Anniversary Banquet, 21st 
October 187-)



1878 October 21

The Last Three from Trafalgar (At the Anniversary Banquet, 21st October 187-)

In grappled ships around The Victory,
Page Images Available for Joan of Arc



1879 (unfinished) 1863, 1882

Joan of Arc

This word had Merlin said from of old:—
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 Ardour and Memory



1879 December 29

Ardour and Memory

The cuckoo-throb, the heartbeat of the Spring;
Page Images Available for To D. G. R.



1879 September 7

To D. G. R.

1880s

Page Images Available for The White Ship (Henry I. of England.—25 November 1120)



1880

The White Ship (Henry I. of England.—25 November 1120)

By none but me can the tale be told,
Page Images Available for Introductory Sonnet ("A Sonnet is a moment's monument")



1880

Introductory Sonnet ("A Sonnet is a moment's monument")

aka The Sonnet

aka Sonnet on the Sonnet

A Sonnet is a moment's monument,—
Page Images Available for For the Holy Family by Michelangelo (in the National Gallery)



1880

For the Holy Family by Michelangelo (in the National Gallery)

Turn not the prophet's page, O Son! He knew
Page Images Available for Dîs Manibus



1880

Dîs Manibus

Gustave Flaubert, who held/played filled the imperial rôle
Page Images Available for Mnemosyne



1880

Mnemosyne

Thou fill'st from the winged chalice of the soul
Page Images Available for For “Spring” by Sandro Botticelli (in the Accademia of Florence)



1880

For “Spring” by Sandro Botticelli (in the Accademia of Florence)

What masque of what old wind-withered New-Year
Page Images Available for La Ricordanza



1880 1880 1880

La Ricordanza

aka Memory

Maggior dolore è ben la Ricordanza,
Page Images Available for The Song-Throe



1880 April 12

The Song-Throe

By thine own tears thy song must tears beget,
Page Images Available for Thomas Chatterton



1880 April 6

Thomas Chatterton

With Shakspeare's manhood at a boy's wild
Page Images Available for Michelangelo's Kiss



1880 December 18

Michelangelo's Kiss
Page Images Available for John Keats



1880 February

John Keats

The weltering London ways where children weep
Page Images Available for Samuel Taylor Coleridge



1880 June

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

His Soul fared forth (as from the deep home-grove
Page Images Available for William Blake (to Frederick Shields, on his sketch of Blake's work-room and
                    death-room, 3, Fountain Court, Strand.)



1880 May

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,
Page Images Available for Transfigured Life



1880 November

Transfigured Life

As growth of form or momentary glance
Page Images Available for The Day-Dream (for a Picture)



1880 September 1878-1880

The Day-Dream (for a Picture)

The thronged boughs of the shadowy sycamore
Page Images Available for Poems. A New Edition



1881

Poems. A New Edition

Page Images Available for Insomnia



1881

Insomnia

Thin are the night-skirts left behind
Page Images Available for Possession



1881

Possession

There is a cloud above the sunset hill,
Page Images Available for Percy Bysshe Shelley (Inscription for the couch, still preserved, on which he
                    passed the last night of his life)



1881

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

'Twixt those twin worlds,—the world of Sleep,
Page Images Available for Raleigh's Cell in the Tower



1881

Raleigh's Cell in the Tower

HERE writ was the World's History by his hand
Page Images Available for Spheral Change



1881

Spheral Change

In this new shade of Death, the show
Page Images Available for Youth and Change (Part I of House of Life)



1881

Youth and Change (Part I of House of Life)

I marked all kindred Powers the heart finds fair:—
Page Images Available for Change and Fate (Part II of House of Life)



1881

Change and Fate (Part II of House of Life)

As growth of form or momentary glance
Page Images Available for Ballads (section I of 1881 Ballads and Sonnets)



1881

Ballads (section I of 1881 Ballads and Sonnets)

Of her two fights with the Beryl-stone:
Page Images Available for Ballads and Sonnets (1881), Proofs



1881

Ballads and Sonnets (1881), Proofs
Page Images Available for Ballads and Sonnets



1881

Ballads and Sonnets

Page Images Available for Lyrics &c. (section III of 1881 Ballads and Sonnets)



1881

Lyrics &c. (section III of 1881 Ballads and Sonnets)

Let no man ask thee of anything
Page Images Available for Sonnets (section IV of 1881 Ballads and Sonnets)



1881

Sonnets (section IV of 1881 Ballads and Sonnets)

Turn not the prophet's page, O Son! He knew
Page Images Available for The House of Life. A Sonnet Sequence



1881

The House of Life. A Sonnet Sequence

A Sonnet is a moment's monument,—
Page Images Available for Five English Poets



1881

Five English Poets

With Shakspeare's manhood at a boy's wild
Page Images Available for Death of Abraham Lincoln



1881

Death of Abraham Lincoln
Page Images Available for The Death of Alexander III of Scotland



1881

The Death of Alexander III of Scotland
Page Images Available for Lyrics &c. (section II of 1881 Poems. A New Edition)



1881

Lyrics &c. (section II of 1881 Poems. A New Edition)

Between the hands, between the brows,
Page Images Available for The King's Tragedy (James I of Scots - 20 February 
1437)



1881

The King's Tragedy (James I of Scots - 20 February 1437)

I Catherine am a Douglas born,
Page Images Available for Alas, So Long!



1881

Alas, So Long!

Ah! dear one, we were young so long,
Page Images Available for True Woman (group of three poems)



1881 1881 1869 1869

True Woman (group of three poems)

To be a sweetness more desired than Spring;
Page Images Available for There's a Bard of the Future named Watts



1881 April

There's a Bard of the Future named Watts

There's a Bard of the Future
Page Images Available for “Found” (for a Picture)



1881 February 1854

“Found” (for a Picture)

“There is a budding morrow in midnight:”—
Page Images Available for Tiber, Nile, and Thames



1881 January 18

Tiber, Nile, and Thames

The head and hands of murdered Cicero,
Page Images Available for Czar Alexander II (13th March 1881)



1881 March 13

Czar Alexander II (13th March 1881)

From him did forty million serfs, endow'd
Page Images Available for Do you know the Dreadful Nightman



1881 May

Do you know the Dreadful Nightman

Do you know the Dreadful Nightman
Page Images Available for A Sixth English Poet. (Dante Gabriel Rossetti)



1881 October 22

A Sixth English Poet. (Dante Gabriel Rossetti)

The hollow sound of shoreless seas is thine,
Page Images Available for Dante Gabriel Rossetti



1882

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

As when the red ripe harvest, newly mown,
Page Images Available for D. G. R.



1882

D. G. R.

Sunshine of day, & clear starlight of night!
Page Images Available for Nocturne



1884 July

Nocturne

My Dante lies at Birchington,