Height in Depth

Alternately titled: Heighth in Depth

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1848
Rhyme: abbaabbacdecde
Meter: iambic pentameter
Genre: sonnet


◦ Paull F. Baum, Dante Gabriel Rossetti: An Analytical List of Manuscripts in the Duke University Library With Hitherto Unpublished Verse and Prose. (Durham: Duke UP) 1931, 14-16, 56-65

◦ Frances Winwar, “Dante Gabriel's or William Michael's? (An Attempt to Establish the Authorship of Some Rossetti Sonnets Published by the Duke University Press)”, PMLA XLVIII (March 1933), 312-315

Scholarly Commentary


Two manuscripts of this early sonnet survive—the one printed by WMR in 1911, the other an earlier holograph manuscript. The sonnet is one of the group of bouts rimés that WMR and DGR made in 1848. WMR's 1911 text is copied from the corrected manuscript in the Tinker Collection at Yale.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 21-1848.raw.xml