Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription

Document Title: Memorial Thresholds (Delaware draft manuscript)
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1873
Type of Manuscript: draft manuscript
Scribe: DGR

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Manuscript Addition: LXXXI / Ch & Fate
Editorial Note: Pencil note for the sonnet's place in The House of Life.
A Street Corner The Gate of Memory. Stations Memorial's Thresholds
Added TextMemory's Threshold
Added Text(H. of L.)
  • What place so strange,—though unimagined unconjectured snow
  • With unimaginable fires arise
  • At the earth's end,—what passion of surprise
  • Like the strange [?] frost-bound fire-girt scenes of long ago?
  • Lo! this is none but I this hour; and lo!
  • This is the very place which to mine eyes
  • Those mortal hours in vain immortalize,
  • 'Mid hurrying crowds, with what alone I know.
  • City, of thine a single simple door,
  • 10By some new power reduplicate, must be
  • Even yet my life-porch in eternity,
  • Even With one lost figure filled, as once of yore:
  • Or mocking winds whirl round a chaff-strown floor
  • Thee and thy years and these my words and me

  • Or shall the winds some wind whirl round for evermore
  • Or let the vain winds whirl for evermore
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