Life and Works of William Blake (MS fragment)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: [Untitled copies of two Blake poems]
Author: William Blake
Date of composition: 1880
Type of Manuscript: corrected copy manuscript
Scribe: DGR


Current Location: Delaware Art Museum

Scholarly Commentary


This is DGR's fair copy, made in 1880, of quatrains 1 and 3 the poem he printed under the title “Love and Deceit” in the second volume of the revised 1880 edition of Alexander Gilchrist's Life of William Blake (II. 128, “Ideas of Good and Evil”). DGR copied out the full text in another manuscript.

DGR has drafted a pencil copy of another epigram that he printed in the 1880 volume (but not in 1863), the verses labeled there “Fragment No. XVIII”. The materials are taken from the manuscript notebook of Blake's that DGR had bought in 1847.

Electronic Archive Edition:
Source File: 2p-1863.delms2.rad.xml