Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription
Document Title: Poems. A New Edition (Signature A, partial, Princeton copy 2)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of publication: 1881 June
Printer: Strangeways and Walden
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Printer's Direction: I fancy I got a proof since with some of / these changes made, & and this
word [the title] smaller / (as I said) of the size of / “these
poems” / in Dedication. / But I can find no / later proof.
Editorial Description: DGR's note to the printer.
‘MANY poems in this volume were written between
1853. Others are of recent date, and a few
belong to the intervening period. It has been
unnecessary to specify the earlier work, as nothing is
included which the
author believes to be immature.’
The above brief note was prefixed to these poems
when first published in 1870. They have
for some time out of print.
The fifty sonnets of the
House of Life
appeared here are now embodied with the full series in
‘Ballads and Sonnets.’
The fragment of
The Bride's Prelude
, now first
printed, was written very early, and
takes its place here
is here associated
with other work of the same date; though its
in an unfinished
needs some indulgence.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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