Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription

Document Title: The Cloud Confines, Unburdened (Princeton manuscript letter)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1876 September 1
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Scribe: DGR

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  • “Still we say as we go—
  • ‘I'll hold her nozzle agin the bank,
  • Strange to think by the way,
  • Till the last galoot's ashore,
  • Whatever there is to know,
  • He seed his duty a dead sure thing,
  • And went fer it thar and then
  • And that we shall know one day'’.”
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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