To the P. R. B.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1849 October 8
Rhyme: abbaaccadefdef
Meter: iambic pentameter
Genre: sonnet


Editorial glosses and textual notes are available in a pop-up window. Line numbering reflects the structure of the MS letter text (University of British Columbia library).

Scholarly Commentary


The sonnet is a light verse squib sent to amuse WMR and perhaps some of the other PRB. DGR sent it to his brother in his letter of 8 October 1849 (see Fredeman, Correspondence, 49. 18 ).

Printing History

First published in 1895 by WMR in his edition of the Family Letters (II. 68), and collected thereafter.

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