Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription

Document Title: A Prayer (corrected fair copy, partial manuscript)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1846
Type of Manuscript: corrected fair copy, partial manuscript
Scribe: DGR

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  • Lady, in thy proud eyes
  • There is a weary look,
  • As if the spirit which shows we know through them
  • Frightened itself and shook Were daunted with rebuke
  • To think that henceforth the heart of man henceforth
  • Is read like a read book.
  • Lady, in thy lifted face
  • The solitude is sore;
  • The true solitude follows the crowd.
  • 10 Will it be less or more
  • When the words have been spoken to thee
  • Which my thought is seeking for.
  • Lady, canst thou not guess
  • The words which my thoughts seek?
  • Perhaps thou deem'st them well to spurn
  • And better not to speak.
  • Oh! thou must know my love is strong,
  • Hearing my voice so weak!
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 2-1846.delms.rad.xml
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