Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription
Document Title: After the German Subjugation of France (Duke University corrected fair copy)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1871
Type of Manuscript: corrected fair copy
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Note: The horizontal line at the bottom indicates that the last two lines of the manuscript are corrections of the deleted lines.
- Lo, the twelfth year;—the wedding-feast come round
- With years for months!—and lo, the babe new born!
- Out of the womb's rank furnace cast forlorn
- And with contagious effluence seamed & crowned.
To hail this birth what fiery tongues surround
- Hell's Pentecost; what clamour of all cries,
- That swell, from Absalom's scoff to Shimei's
One scornful gamut of tumultuous sound?
Manuscript Addition: Lots
Editorial Description: Written on the left lower corner perpendicular to the poem's text.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Copyright: By permission of the Special Collections Library, Duke University