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Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to William Allingham, Sunday [1854 July 23].

Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti; William Allingham
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Letters from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to William Allingham (MA 381) item 10
Database:WorldCat
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Concerning the manuscript of his translation of Italian poetry and its publication; discussing his own original poems, noting that the best are unfinished, and promising to send some shorter ones with the translations if he can find any that are "in any sense legible." Copying out his parody "MacCracken" (first line: "Getting his pictures, like his supper, cheap") and encouraging Allingham to read it alongside  Read more...
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Named Person: Francis MacCracken; Elizabeth Siddal; Thomas Woolner; Charles Lock Eastlake, Sir; William Dyce; William Mulready; John Everett Millais, Sir; William Holman Hunt; James Hannay; Alexander Munro; Arthur Hughes; Anna Mary Howitt
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Dante Gabriel Rossetti; William Allingham
OCLC Number: 707684791
Notes: Written on mourning paper.
Mourning envelope with postmarks and addressed to "William Allingham Esq / New Ross / England."
Detailed dating from postmarks and from Fredeman.
Part of a large collection of letters from Dante Gabriel Rossetti primarily to William Allingham. Letters have been cataloged individually; see collection-level record for more information.
Description: 1 item (12 p.) ; 17.8 cm. + envelope.

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Concerning the manuscript of his translation of Italian poetry and its publication; discussing his own original poems, noting that the best are unfinished, and promising to send some shorter ones with the translations if he can find any that are "in any sense legible." Copying out his parody "MacCracken" (first line: "Getting his pictures, like his supper, cheap") and encouraging Allingham to read it alongside Tennyson's "The Kraken." Also copying out his sonnet "Lost on both sides" (first line: "As when two men have loved a woman well"). Discussing mutual acquaintances, including Woolner, Eastlake, Dyce, Mulready, Millais, Hunt, Hannay (and Rossetti's visit to him at Ridge), Munro, and Hughes. Discussing Miss Siddal's health at length, and promising to write about his "own doings" soon. With a postscript mentioning Anna Mary Howitt.

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