Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription
Document Title: Commonplace Book of Alice Hawkins Ramsden
Author: Alice Hawkins Ramsden
Date of Composition: 1881-1928
Type of Manuscript: miscellaneous collection
Scribe: Alice Hawkins Ramsden
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Taken from the pencil notes of
them down as D. G. R. composed them
- There are certain 2 brothers called Agnew,
- Whose soft soap could wash an old rag new,
- The Father of Lies
- With his tail to his eyes
- Cries, ‘Go it, Bill Agnew, Tom Agnew!’
- There is a poor Painter called Jones,
- (A laugh here, with hisses & groans)
- The course of his life is a pang to his wife
- And a plague to the neighbours of Jones
Rossetti rhymes continued
- There is a poor painter called Jones,
- For whose conduct no genius atones.
- The frame of his mind
- Is a shame to mankind
- But a subject of triumph to Jones.
- There is a Creator called God,
- Who sometimes goes in for the odd,
- I maintain and I shall—
- That the creature called Val
- Reflects but small credit on God.
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D. G. Rossetti
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