Supreme Surrender (first 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: 23284

Physical Description

Paper: 22.1 x17cm, lines, from a notebook

Scholarly Commentary


This is one of two MS copies of the sonnet in the Troxell Collection; both are texts made around September 1869, but although the other has the physical appearance of the more primitive document, it is in fact subsequent to this text. Both of these texts postdate the manuscript in the Ashley Library.

Textual History: Composition

This is one of the texts on which DGR executed the revisions he was making for the first printing of the sonnet in the First Trial Book in September 1869.

Textual History: Revision

Some of the rejected readings in this text are restored in the other Troxell manuscript.

Printing History

First printed in the First Trial Book in September 1869.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 2-1870.troxms2.rad.xml
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