Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription

Document Title: The Mirror
Author: DGR
Date of Composition: 1850 September
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Scribe: DGR

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Note: The first four lines on the facsimile are from DGR's letter.
  • She knew it not,—most perfect pain
  • To learn; & this she knew not. Strife
  • For me, calm hers, as from the first.
  • 'Twas but another bubble burst
  • Upon the curdling draught of life:—
  • My silent patience mine again.
  • As who, of forms that crowd unknown
  • Within a dusky mirror's shade,
  • Deems such an one himself, and makes
  • 10 Some sign; but when the image shakes
  • No whit, he finds his thought betrayed
  • And must seek elsewhere for his own.

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Source File: 5-1850.ubcms.rad.xml