At the Station of the Versailles Railway

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1849
Rhyme: abbaaccabdeffde
Meter: iambic pentameter
Genre: sonnet


Editorial glosses and textual notes are available in a pop-up window. Line numbering reflects the structure of the 1911.

Scholarly Commentary


This is the one of the poems in the series of verse epistles that DGR sent back to his Pre-Raphaelite brethren from Belgium and France in the fall of 1849. WMR would later collect the poems under the title A Trip to Paris and Belgium. For some reason, he did not include this sonnet with the integral sequence as he had it published in his collected editions, but printed it separately.

Printing History

First printed by WMR in 1898 in The Pall Mall Magazine, then first collected in his 1911 edition of DGR's Works.

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