An End

Christina Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1849 March
Rhyme: irregular
Meter: iambic trimeter
Genre: lyric


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Scholarly Commentary


CR wrote this poem in March 1849. Like her other poems published in the journal, it appeared pseudonymously as the work of “Ellen Alleyn”. It was first reprinted in the collection edited by William Allingham in 1859, Nightingale Valley, A Collection of Choice Lyrics and Short Poems and reprinted in CR's Goblin Market and Other Poems (1862).

Textual History: Composition

March 1849

Printing History

First printed in The Germ 1, page 48

Electronic Archive Edition: 1