Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription
Document Title: Life and Works of William Blake (MS fragment)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1880
Type of Manuscript: corrected copy manuscript
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Manuscript Addition: 2 / 1
Editorial Description: Numbers to the right of each couplet in the stanza.
Printer's Direction: to come between
Editorial Description: DGR's note in left margin of the second epigram to indicate the placement of the stanza.
- Like to dung upon the ground
- Underneath my myrtle bound
- O how weak & weary I
- Underneath my myrtle lie.
Note: First two changes in line 2 are made in pencil; the rest are in ink.
- Deceit to secrecy
- To everything but interest blind,
- And forges fetters for the mind.
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