To the Castle Ramparts

William Michael Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1848
Rhyme: blank verse
Meter: iambic
Genre: narrative


◦ Fredeman 145-148

Scholarly Commentary


The poem is WMR's. He said that he wrote it in 1848 but was asked to augment it for The Germ in February 1850. He made the revisions in March for the final number of the periodical (see Fredeman, The P.R.B. Journal 42, 60).

Printing History

First printed in The Germ no. 4, pages 173-176.

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