Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription

Document Title: Sonnet ("O thou whose name being alone aloud") (partial draft manuscript)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1848
Type of Manuscript: partial draft copy
Scribe: DGR

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  • O thou whose name being alone aloud
  • I utter oft, & though thou art not there
  • Toward Around th y is pictured presence scatter air
  • Lit as with starbreath, art thou towards me bow'd?
  • Who w d not for one bride-pulse seek the shroud
  • Or give ? the years of life's most bitter wane
  • So as she was again again?
  • And Death with one more life go plumed & proud?
  • The glass stands empty of all things it knew
  • 10Here in our chamber
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 47-1871.delms1.rad.xml
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