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
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- 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
- 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.
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