Sacrament Hymn

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1850
Genre: hymn


◦ “Some Scraps of Verse and Prose by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.” Pall Mall Magazine 16 (1898), 480-96.


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Scholarly Commentary


This was one of the poems DGR had copied into the manuscript book that he made in 1860, in anticipation of publishing Dante at Verona, and other poems—the project he aborted when his wife died. The work is a classic instance of Rossettian pastiche, as he told Allingham in a letter of 22 November 1860: “I never meant I believe to print the ‘Hymn’ (which was written merely to see if I could do Wesley, & copied I believe to enrage my friends)” (see Fredeman, Correspondence, 60. 49 ).

Printing History

First published in 1898 by WMR in “Some Scraps of Verse and Prose” 480-496 and collected thereafter.

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