Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription

Document Title: Adieu
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1850?
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Scribe: DGR

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Image of page [1r] page: [1r]
Manuscript Addition: One soul to / (over)
Editorial Description: Notation at lower right amd lower left indicating the presence of the remainder of the poem on the verso.

  • Let time & chance combine, combine,
  • Let time & chance combine;
  • The fairest love from heaven above
  • That love of yours was mine,
  • My dear,
  • That love of yours was mine
  • The past is fled & gone, & gone,
  • The past is fled & gone;
  • If nought but pain to me remain,
  • 10I'll fare in memory on,
  • My dear,
  • I'll fare in memory on—
  • The saddest tears must fall, must fall,
  • The saddest tears must fall;
  • In weal or woe in this world below,
  • I love you ever & all,
  • My dear,
  • I love you ever & all—
  • A long road full of pain, of pain,
  • 20 A long road full of pain;
  • Image of page [1v] page: [1v]
  • One soul, one heart sworn ne'er to part,
  • We ne'er can meet again,
  • My dear,
  • We ne'er can meet again—
  • Hard fate will not allow, allow,
  • Hard fate will not allow;
  • We blessed were as the angels are;
  • Adieu for ever now,
  • My dear,
  • 30Adieu for ever now—

Note: This poem fragment has been cancelled.

  • The wind blows east, the wind blows west,
  • And the frost falls and the rain:
  • A weary breast went thankful to rest,
  • And must rise to toil again,
  • And must rise to toil again
  • The wind blows east, the wind blows west,
  • And then comes good luck & bad;
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 26-1850.prin.rad.xml
Copyright: Princeton University Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections