Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription
Document Title: Love and Hope (Delaware early draft manuscript)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1871
Type of Manuscript: draft manuscript
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- Kiss once again.
Even new the
Full many a withered year
- Whirled past us, edying to its chill doomsday;
- And clasped together where the blown leaves lay
- We long have knelt & wept full many a tear.
- Yet lo!
at last, the Spring's compeer,
- Flutes softly to us from some green byeway:
s, those tears are dead, but only they:
- Kiss once again, my love; for we are here.
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