The Sin of Detection

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: The Sin of Detection
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1848
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Collation: 1 page
Scribe: DGR


Current Location: Duke University Library
Catalog Number: Rossetti Writings XXI. Eighteen Sonnets

Physical Description

Paper: white ruled
Dimensions of Document: 6 3/8 x 8 1/8 in.


  • Baum, Manuscripts in the Duke University Library, 14-16, 56-65.

Scholarly Commentary


This is perhaps the only manuscript copy of the poem. It is one of the eighteen bouts rimés sonnets by DGR and (apparently) WMR preserved in the Duke University Library. The numbers heading each of the sonnets suggest that they are selected from a larger group, perhaps comprising at least forty-four sonnets.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 13-1848.dukems.rad.xml
Copyright: By permission of the Special Collections Library, Duke University