There's a Bard of the Future named Watts

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1881 April
Subject: Theodore Watts-Dunton
Rhyme: a3a3b2b2a3
Meter: iambic


1911 675n(William Michael Rossetti, ed. The Works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.)

Scholarly Commentary


This is one of DGR's limericks that did not find its way into WMR's more or less arbitrarily arranged and selected group included in his 1911 edition. DGR sent it to Watts in a letter of 13 April 1881. It was first printed in Doughty and Wahl, Letters, IV. 1868-1869 . A general commentary on DGR's limericks and their context is available.

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