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
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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.
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!
- 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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