"L'epervier se reveillera, il deploiera ses ailes," from Colomba, by Prosper Merimee

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1845

Scholarly Commentary


Apparently not extant, this was DGR's translation of a ballad that Mérimée worked into chapter 12 of his short novel Colomba (1840). See WMR's note in his Memoir (page 125). In a letter to WMR (23 January 1845) DGR praises Mérimée's story and remarks on its “Corsican ballads, exactly in the style of the old English poets; one of which pleased me so much that I took the trouble of translating it” (see Fredeman, Correspondence I. 39).

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