Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription

Document Title: Inclusiveness (corrected holograph copy, Bancroft Collection)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1869
Type of Manuscript: holograph pen and ink fair copy
Scribe: DGR

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Image of page [1] page: [1]
Manuscript Addition: (3)
Editorial Description: Number written in upper left corner on the manuscript.
Note: Corrected holograph copy. The variants for lines 13 and 14 appear at the foot of the manuscript, separated by a line from the main text.
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  • The changing guests, each in a different mood,
  • Sit at the roadside table and arise:
  • And every life among them Are not their lives & my life in likewise
  • Is Each a soul's board set daily with new food?
  • Say, hast thou bent o'er thy son's sleep, to brood
  • How his face may watch thine where cold it lies?—
  • Or pondered, when thy mother kissed thine eyes,
  • Of what her kiss was when thy father wooed?
  • May not this ancient room thou sit'st in dwell
  • 10 Even now in separate souls for joy and pain?
  • Nay, all its corners may be painted plain
  • Where Heaven shows pictures of some life spent well;
  • And may be stamped, a memory all in vain,
  • Upon the sight of lidless eyes in Hell.

  • And may be burned in lidless eyes in Hell
  • The one thing seen where all things are in vain.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 15-1869.delms.rad.xml
Copyright: Digital images courtesy of the Delaware Art Museum, Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection.