There's a foolish old Scotchman called Scotus

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1869?

Scholarly Commentary


DGR's close friend William Bell Scott was the subject of at least three of DGR's limericks. Scott devoted some amusing pages in his Autobiographical Notes (II. 187-188) to DGR's limericks, quoting this one and the beginning of another, but not the third. In his memoir of 1921, Memories and Notes of People and Places 1852-1912, 74 , Sir Sidney Colvin gives another version of this epigram on Scott.

A general commentary on DGR's limericks and their context is available.

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