On the Road to Waterloo: 17 October

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1849 October 17
Rhyme: abbaaccadefedf
Meter: iambic pentameter
Genre: sonnet

Scholarly Commentary


This is one of the poems that comprised part of DGR's letter to his brother of 18 October 1849, sent from Paris on his trip to the continent with Holman Hunt. WMR later gathered the set of verses written during the trip into an integral sequence.

Printing History

The poem was first published by WMR in his Family Letters and first collected in his edition of 1911.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 25-1849.raw.xml