The End of It (18th June 1815) (holograph fair copy, British Library)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: The End of It (18th June 1815)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1845
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Scribe: DGR
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: Ashley Collection, British Library
Catalog Number: Ashley 1387

Physical Description

Paper: 18.3 x 11.2cm
Watermark: none
Other Physical Features: The versos are blank.


  • Wise, Ashley Library, vol.4, 109-111.
  • Fredeman, Correspondence, 70.32.

Scholarly Commentary


The text of the poem is on the two rectos of a single sheet folded into four sides. It was sent in a letter to Swinburne dated 23 February 1870, in which DGR also included a copy of his sonnet “On Certain Elizabethan Revivals” (Fredeman, Correspondence, 70.32).

Printing History

This text was first printed by T. J. Wise in Ashley Library, vol. 4, 109-111. Wise gives a facsimile of the first manuscript page.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 2-1845.wisebl.rad.xml
Copyright: By permission of the British Library