Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription

Document Title: A Bloom in Hope's Garden
Author: William Michael Rossetti
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1848
Type of Manuscript: fair copy corrected
Scribe: DGR

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20. A Bloom in Hope's Garden
  • I came upon her looking in the glass
  • When all her lady- friends were gone from but she remained at home:
  • I paused upon the threshold; there was some
  • Awe in my heart, before I dared to pass
  • Into her chamber, as the sultry grass
  • Feels a cool wind upon it, or the dome
  • Of Holy Peter's Church that is in Rome
  • Up among angels:— even so I was.
  • As I passed in half stirred moved she turned; and I gained hope
  • 10 From the smile in her eyes like a sweet dream
  • Of what is good and gentle put in rhyme
  • By some young loving passioned poet: here the full scope
  • Was reached Of all my life, I saw was gained; that beam what did but seem
  • Within her eyes nor change could quench nor Before I knew it now & for all time.
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Source File: 31-1848.dukems.rad.xml
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