The Blessed Damozel (1872 autograph MS fragment)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: [untitled]
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1872 (circa)
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Scribe: DGR


Current Location: Princeton University Library
Catalog Number: AM21395
Note: The manuscript's shelf mark is CO 185.

Physical Description

Other Physical Features: one small sheet, 17x10.8cm. On the verso are several bibliographical notes on the source of a quotation about Punchinello.

Scholarly Commentary

Textual History: Composition

This fragment was sent by DGR to his publisher F. S. Ellis in 1872 for inclusion in the sixth edition of DGR's Poems , first issued in 1870. The 1873 Tauchnitz Edition of the same book also carried this text, which is a revision of the stanza as it had been previously printed.

The manuscript has two notes by other hands—one at the top, by Ellis, the other below the text in an unknown hand authenticating the manuscript as DGR's.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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