Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription

Document Title: A Dream of the Moon (draft manuscript)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1876
Type of Manuscript: holograph pencil draft

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Manuscript Addition: 6/8
Editorial Description: DGR's date in the upper left corner
Manuscript Addition: Shortly before waking up on morning of 6/8/76 I dreamed these / words—wh. have (I think) a certain curious Elizabethan exaggeration / & ingenuity—the idea of the O being that of the form of the full / moon.
Editorial Description: DGR's gloss on the dream text
W d I might make them drunk till the moon's glory

Sh d cry out O at the streets!
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 4-1876.sangms.rad.xml
Copyright: Published with permission of Iziko Museums of Cape Town