Sheer Waste

William Michael Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1849
Rhyme: abbba
Meter: iambic pentameter, predominantly
Genre: lyric


◦ Fredeman 145-148

Scholarly Commentary


This is the fourth of the four bouts rimés that WMR published under the title “Fancies at Leisure” in The Germ no. 2. Five others appeared in no. 3.

Printing History

First printed in The Germ no. 2, page 77-78.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1