Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription

Document Title: Sister Helen, lines 239-245, 267-273 (draft copy, Princeton Library)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1879
Type of Manuscript: Draft
Scribe: DGR

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  • She is raised They've caught her to Westholm's
  • saddle-bow,
  • Sister Helen,
  • And her mornlit hair gleams
  • white as the [?] in its flow.
  • It shall/ Let it grow Let it turn whiter than
  • whiter winter snow s,
  • Little brother
  • O Mother Mary Mother
  • Thine A woman's curse between
  • Hell & Heaven.

  • Side by side Flank to flank are the white
  • steeds gone/flown gone
  • Sister Helen
  • 10But her the lady's dark steed follows them goes
  • alone.
  • More And lonely yet her bridegroom's
  • soul hath flown
  • Little brother
  • O Mother Mary Mother
  • The lonely soul between
  • Hell & Heaven!
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Source File: 2-1851.troxms2.rad.xml
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