Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription
Document Title: Supreme Surrender (first corrected draft, Princeton/Troxell collection)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1869 (September or early October)
Type of Manuscript: corrected draft
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Note: The variant of line 14 is at the bottom of the page.
- With the first touch of this warmed hand (I said,)
With this hands touch, now warm beneath my neck,
10 How long did memory mock desire: and lo!
- Across my breast the abundant hair doth flow,
- Where one
so long was treasurèd
long held the heart in check.
- Of gifts all hers the great last gift is she!
- O Love,—this service and this sovereignty!
- Whose service rears
her throne of sovereignty
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