Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription

Document Title: Letter to Jane Morris, 11 September 1869
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1869 September 11
Type of Manuscript: letter
Scribe: DGR

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What do you think? I have got a Wombat at Chelsea, come the other day, whose portraits (by Dunn) I enclose.
Your affectionate,

D. Gabriel R.
  • Oh! how the family affections combat
  • Within this heart; and each hour flings a bomb at
  • My burning soul; neither from owl nor from bat
  • Can peace be gained, until I clasp my Wombat!
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  • When you have read a good many
  • Of these pages, dear Jenny,
  • I know you will say
  • To your dear sister May:—
  • “If Papa at our age
  • Had had this little book,
  • How much more respectable
  • Now he would look.”
  • And May will say “Ah!
  • 10Yes indeed, Poor Papa!”
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Source File: dgr.ltr.0549.rad.xml