One of Time's Riddles

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1848
Rhyme: abbaabbacdecde
Meter: iambic pentameter
Genre: sonnet


◦ Baum, Dante Gabriel Rossetti: An Analytical List of Manuscripts in the Duke University Library, 14-16, 56-65

◦ Frances Winwar, “Dante Gabriel's or William Michael's?” (1933)

Scholarly Commentary

Textual History: Composition

This is one of the bouts rimés sonnets written by DGR and WMR in 1848. Two texts of this sonnet have come down: the one is printed in WMR's 1911 collection of DGR's works; the other is a variant fair copy manuscript copied and then cancelled by DGR.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 15-1848.raw.xml