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
Scribe: DGR

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Image of page [1] page: [1]
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 refin'd inclin'd
  • Moves lawful prudent courteous & confin'd refin'd,
  • To everything but interest blind,
  • And forges fetters for the mind.
Electronic Archive Edition:
Source File: 2p-1863.delms.rad.xml