Verses Sent with a Copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1869 September 11
Rhyme: quatrains
Meter: anapaestic dimeter
Genre: epigram

Scholarly Commentary


This little piece of doggerel copied at the end of a letter DGR sent to Jane Morris on 11 September 1869 was written for Jenny and May Morris. Evidently DGR had sent a book for Jenny and May Morris with his letter. The book was almost certainly Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) (1866).

Printing History

The letter was first published in 1976 (see Bryson, 31-33 ) but the verses were not included there. The lines first appeared in print in Fredeman, Correspondence, 69. 152 .

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