One with Two Shadows

Alternately titled: Another Love

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: One with Two Shadows
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1848
Type of Manuscript: corrected 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 the earliest of three surviving manuscripts of the sonnet. It represents the state of the poem as DGR wrote it in 1848 when they played at their game of writing bouts rimés sonnets. This manuscript is one of the eighteen by DGR and (apparently) WMR preserved in the Duke University Library. The numbers heading each of these eighteen sonnets suggest that they are selected from a larger group, perhaps comprising at least forty-four sonnets. The two other manuscripts, one at the British Library and the other at Yale, are later and carry the title “Another Love”.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 16-1848.dukems.rad.xml
Copyright: By permission of the Special Collections Library, Duke University