Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription

Document Title: Fragment (from “On Mary's Portrait Which I Painted Six Years Ago”)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1847
Type of Manuscript: draft
Scribe: DGR

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Manuscript Addition: 42
Editorial Description: Unknown notation in upper right corner, possibly by WMR
  • Mid these,
  • Of its own voice the responses,
  • I felt my breathless spirit swoon
  • And once, when in the And often as this foreign tune
  • Perplext her, and I must impart
  • The sense, those English words of love
  • Quaked like a flame about my heart
  • But when, now silent—I saw glide
  • Along the awakened meadow side,
  • 10As 'twere an angel that did pass—
  • The rapture of the windy grass—
  • I kissed her, & she did not chide.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 3-1843.dukems.rad.xml
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