Letter to Thomas Gordon Hake, 2 September 1871

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Letter to Thomas Gordon Hake, 2 September 1871
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1871 September 2
Type of Manuscript: letter
Person to Whom the Manuscript was Assigned: Hake, Thomas Gordon
Scribe: DGR
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: British Library

Scholarly Commentary


This letter carries two important poetical materials: a suggested revision for for “The Cloud Confines” and three stanzas for a poem he was composing at that time under the title “Commandments”, the poem commonly known as “Soothsay”. The postscript remark about “the drowning” is a reference to another poem DGR had sent to Hake a short time before, “Down Stream”.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: dgr.ltr.0566.rad.xml