Letter to Thomas Hake 22 Sept 1871

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Letter to Thomas Hake, 22 Sept. 1871
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1871 September 22
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Collation: 4 pages
Scribe: DGR


Current Location: British Library

Scholarly Commentary


The entire letter is first published in Fredeman, Correspondence (71.153). The poem is copied at the end, and introduced by the remark: “I have some sonnets lying under my eye and will copy one instead of tearing off the last leaf of this note.” This sonnet, “From Dawn to Noon”, must have been composed not much earlier than the letter.

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