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Document Title: A Long Road, but with an End
Author: William Michael Rossetti
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1848
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Scribe: DGR

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18. A Long Road, but with an End.

  • He told me that/all that his love had never won
  • A smile from her, nor even a kind look;
  • He told asked me that if his spirit scarce could ought to brook
  • Such scorning after all that he had done.
  • I said: “Look at the sky before the sun
  • With his great glory has put to rebuke
  • The stars and moon; before the clouds that shook
  • Duskiness down upon the earth have are gone.
  • Think on this well This will not last; and even as they/we they do
  • 10 When his sunbeams frighten them, believe me, will
  • Thy rivals for whom now thy timid The doubts because of which your better thought
  • Is beaten down and backward now; surely some new
  • Knowledge of thy your long patience will o'erfill
  • Her heart 'tis one that must be loved,—not bought. one day & all the past be nought.

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