During Music

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1851
Genre: lyric


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Scholarly Commentary


We know little about this poem, which WMR—our sole source of information—dates to 1851. WMR's note to the poem tries to give it a biographical location: “Written in 1851. I do not know to whom the verses were addressed: not I think Miss Siddal, who had small or no skill in music”.

Textual History: Composition

The only manuscript is an undated holograph fair copy at Princeton.

Printing History

First printed by WMR in his edition of 1886 and collected thereafter.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 3-1851.raw.xml