Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription

Document Title: Happy and Thankful
Author: William Michael Rossetti
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1848
Type of Manuscript: fair copy corrected
Scribe: DGR

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40. Happy and Thankful
  • There is a new glory on all the land;
  • All things seem bright to me, as when a door
  • Being opened, one looks in and he who gazes sees before
  • His eyes strong light tho' he in darkness stand:
  • The sky is very broad and very grand
  • Above my head, even as when first it bore
  • The sun leaping from out it; o'er and o'er
  • My lips half pray and hand half clasps with hand.
  • She should be with me now, shedding on all
  • 10 A something holy, like the crown a Saint
  • Has round her temples, or the a sun glow of the iced on
  • Masses Iced rocks in the blue North when their peaks fall
  • Down into And become water 'neath the sun, with for my soul is faint
  • Prayers and awed eyes she'd thank Lord Jesus Christ
  • Added TextAt seeing all this glory thus alone.
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