Limerick: Nine Tailors

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1869?
Rhyme: a4b2a4c2a4a4c4
Meter: iambic
Genre: limerick

Scholarly Commentary


The date of this limerick is uncertain, though the only surviving text (a fair copy) is copied on paper watermarked 1869, which thus represents the earliest possible date. Preceding these verses on the manuscript is a schema for what DGR here heads as “Song Meter”, which is a dummy for a metrical form.

Printing History

The limerick has never been printed.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 25-1850.raw.xml