Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription

Document Title: Another Love (holograph fair copy, British Library)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1848
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Scribe: DGR

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Note: The title is added below the text and in a much later hand; the title is autograph as well.
  • Of her I thou[ght w]ho now is g[one s]o far:
  • And, the th[ought] passing over [t]o fall thence
  • Was like [a fall] from spirit into sense
  • Or from the heaven of heavens to a mere sun and star.
  • None other than Love's self ordained the bar
  • 'Twixt her and me; so that if, going hence,
  • I met her, it could only seem a dense
  • Film of the brain,—just nought, as phantoms are.
  • Now, when I passed your threshold, & came in,
  • 10 And glanced where you were sitting, & did see
  • Your tresses in these braids & your hands thus,
  • I knew that other figure, grieved and thin,
  • That seemed there, yea that was there, could not be,
  • Though like God's wrath it stood dividing us.

Another Love
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 16-1848.blms.rad.xml
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