My Lady

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1866
Genre: canzone (fragment)


Editorial glosses and textual notes are available in a pop-up window. Line numbering reflects the structure of the 1911.

Scholarly Commentary


This is an interesting unfinished work by DGR, written as a pastiche imitation of an Italian canzone of the kind that he translated so often in The Early Italian Poets.

Textual History: Composition

The only known manuscript of this work is in Notebook IV at the Duke University Library. A fragment of three lines of verse, also in the Duke University library collection, may well have been written for a conclusion to this uncompleted work by DGR.

Printing History

The two fragments that relate to this work were first published by WMR in his edition of 1911, one a fragment with DGR's prose description, the other a set of three lines edited from the Duke Notebook.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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