Paull F. Baum,
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: An Analytical List of Manuscripts in the
Duke University Library
(1931), 14-16, 56-65
◦ Frances Winwar, “Dante Gabriel's or William Michael's?” (March 1933), 312-315
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Duke University manuscript text
This is one of the group of sonnets that DGR and WMR wrote to rhymes set by each other. The brothers played this verse game with each other between 1847-1849, and principally in 1848. The rule was that the sonnet should be written quickly, in five to ten minutes (see 1911, 673-674 ). Twenty-six survive, fourteen of which were published by WMR in his edition of 1911, 263-267 . Paull Franklin Baum published the rest in his Analytical List of Manuscripts in the Duke University Library, 56-65 among which was this poem.
Although all of the sonnets first published by Baum are in DGR's autograph, Frances Winwar has argued that a number of them are not DGR's but WMR's. This is one of those Winwar assigns to DGR.
First published by Baum in his Analytical List of Manuscripts in the Duke University Library (1931), 62-63 . He printed the heavily corrected manuscript text.