Supreme Surrender (corrected draft, Princeton/Troxell collection)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Sovereign Service
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1869 (September or early October)
Type of Manuscript: corrected draft
Scribe: DGR
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: Troxell Collection, Princeton U. Library
Catalog Number: 23283

Physical Description

Paper: 18 x 11.5cm
Other Physical Features: Pencil copy

Scholarly Commentary


This is one of two MS copies of the sonnet in the Troxell Collection; both are early texts, but the other—although it has none of the variants shown here—is the prior text. Both of the Troxell copies were made after the copy in the Ashley Library.

Textual History: Composition

This is an early text and may date from August 1869, if it wasn't written even earlier—in the spring-summer of 1868.

Textual History: Revision

This text shows clearly the kinds of alternative readings that DGR's stylistic habits continually drove him to.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 2-1870.troxms1.rad.xml
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