The Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti

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Christina Rossetti is the sister of two of the founding members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Michael Rossetti, and is one of the first women associated with the group. She is best known for her romantic, devotional and children's poetry, and works such as "The Goblin Market" and "In the Bleak Midwinter," which became the lyrics to a well-loved Christmas carol.

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Contents

Eartrj and Heaven
84
5o The Song of the Star
97
for sorrow
98
The Rose
103
That which hath been is named already and it is known that it is Man B 1886
113
v
114
Songs for Strangers and Pilgrims
120
see that all Things come to an end B
130
O ye who are not dead and fit B
131
mo Redeeming the Time B 1886
132
Doethwell doeth better B 1886 3
133
All Heaven is blazing yet B 1886
134
She came from the uttermost part of the Earth B 13i
135
Thouknewest thou oughtest therefore B 1893
136
One of the Soldiers with a Spear pierced His Side le B
137
A Churchyard Song of Patient Hope B 1893
138
i47 Sod remember B
139
The Will of the Lord be done B 1893
140
Everything that is bornmust die B
141
Thro burden and heat of the Day B 1886
142
Truly the Light is Sweet B
143
am small and of no Reputation B M4 165 O Christ my God Who seest the Unseen B 1886
144
Before the Beginning Thou hast foreknown the End B
145
13 The Three Enemies 1851 146 t 174 Behold I stand at the Door and Knock
147
tjs Advent Come Thou dost say to Angels
148
A bruised Reed shall He not break
150
look for the Lord
151
184 There remaineth therefore a Rest for the People of God Come blessed sleep most full most perfect come
153
SOME FEAsts ANd FAsts
156
That Eden of Earths Sunrise cannot vie
162
A Bundle of Myrrh is my Vellbeloved unto Me
168
Easter Tuesday
169
ac Vigil of St Peter
175
A Martyr It is over the horrible pain 1856
186
A Christmas Carol for my Godchildren The Shepherds had an Angel Not Yours but You 273 After this the Judgment
188
7456 Old and New Year Ditties 18565860
190
A Better Resurrection 1857
191
The Heart knoweth its own Bitterness when all the overwork of life
192
Earth has clear Call of Daily Bells I858
193
Behold it was very Good B
194
Was Thy Wrath against the Sea? B 1893
195
Roses on a Brier B 1886
196
will lift up mine Eyes unto the Hills B 293 Then whose shall those Things be? B
197
Time seems not short B
198
Oh Knell of a passing Time B
199
All Flesh is Grass B 2O0 304 Heavens Chimes are slow but sure to strike at last B 1886
200
They put their Trust in Thee and were not confounded B 1886 20 I
201
For All B
202
Beautiful for Situation
208
To every Seed his own Body
215
CHRIST our All in
218
Slain from the Foundation of the World
224
leave with
230
When my Heart is vexed I will complain O Lord how canst Thou
248
439 The Descent from the Cross II
254
An Easter Carol B 442 Behold a Shaking
255
All Saints They are flocking from the East II
256
Take care of Him B 445 A MartyrThe Vigil of the Feast Inner not outer without gnash of teeth
257
Why? B 447 Love is strong as Death I have not sought Thee I have not found Thee B 448 If thou sayest Behold we knew it not
261
The Thread of Life
262
A Sick Childs Meditation C 1885
263
Alone Lord God in Whom our Trust and Peace B 1893
264
As the Sparks fly upwards B 455 Lord make us all love all that when we meet B 456 O Lord I am ashamed to seek Thy Face B
265
It is not Death O Christ to die for Thee B 458 Lord grant us Eyes to See and Ears to Hear U 459 Cried out with Tears B
266
O Lord on Whom we gaze and dare not gaze B 461 I will come and heal him B 462 Ah Lord Lord if my Heart were right with Thine
267
The Gold of that Land is good II
268
3 6
316
By the Water 595 A Chilly Night
321
Let Patience have her perfect Work I saw a bird alone 597 In the Lane
322
Acme 599 A Bed of Forgetmenots 600 Look on This Picture and on This
323
Gone Before
325
The Hour and the Ghost
326
Light Love
327
Downcast
328
A Triad 606 Love from the North
329
In an Artists Studio 608 Fata Morgana 1857
330
Introspective 611 A Peal of Bells
331
In the Round Tower at Jhansi 613 Daydreams
332
A Nightmare Fragment lother Spring jr One Sake
333
K Birthday ll 1857
335
My Secret I tell my secret? No indeed not
336
Dew
337
Uphill lS At Home IS Today and Tomorrow
339
The Convent Threshold
340
Yet a Little While
342
Father and Lover c
343
Winter Rain 1859
344
be no space
347
For Henrietta Polydore
348
Seasons Oh the cheerful BuddingI
354
Margery
360
Hopingagainst Hope 565
366
Once for all Margaret
380
Days of Vanity
388
lx
392
1893
417
written to Boutsrimes 1 to 8 1848
420
To Lalla reading my Verses Topsyturvy 1849
421
Two Enigmas 784 Two Charades
422
A Boutsrimes Sonnet 786 Portraits 1853
423
The P R B 1
424
Winter Sweet Blackbird is silenced with chaffinch and thrush 1856
425
Golden Holly C 1872
426
Bread and Milk for Breakfast B 802 Theres Snow on the Fields B 803 Dead in the Cold a songsinging Thrush
427
Hopomythumb and Little Jack Horner B 810 Hope is like a Harebell trembling from its Birth B 811 O Wind why do you never rest B 812 Crying my...
428
16
431
ITALIAN POEMS
446
944 Lassuso il caro Fiore 1867
449
Iddio e illumini 947 Amicizia 948 Luscious and Sorrowful Uccello delle rose e del dolore 949 O Forza irresistibile Dell umile Preghiera
450
Finestra mia orientale 951 Eppure allora venivi 1S68 952 Per Preferenza
451
Oggi 954 Ti do I addio 955 Ripetizione 96 Amico e pi¨ che Amico
452
957 Nostre voluntÓ quieti Virt¨ di CaritÓ 958 Se Cosi Fosse Close 0Il Rosseggiar dell Oriente 959 L Uommibatto 1869
453
E Babbo e Mamma ha il nostro Figliolino 965 S addorment˛ la nostra Figliolina 966 Cuccuruc¨ cuccuruc¨ 967 Ohib˛ Piccina 968 Otto ore suonano ...
454
Scavai la Neve si che scavai 972 SI che il Fratello s ha un Falconcello 973 Udite si dolgono mesti Fringuelli 974 Ahi Culla vuota ed ahi Sepolcro pien...
455
230
456
31
457
26
461
Hearts Chill Between
467
1886
468
1854
470
231
474
2
481
Close of divers Worlds
482
Cousin Kate 636 Sister Maude C i860
483
I
488
15
490
List of First Lines
495
277
496
If all were Rain and never Sun
499
51
503
4
504
182
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Page 451 - For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
Page xi - As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
Page lxvi - Whose grapes are so luscious; How warm the wind must blow Through those fruit bushes." "No," said Lizzie: "No, no, no: Their offers should not charm us, Their evil gifts would harm us.
Page 457 - AND after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: for true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
Page 459 - But Zion said, The Lord hath forsaken me, And my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, That she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, Yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands ; Thy walls are continually before me.
Page 323 - My heart is like a singing bird Whose nest is in a watered shoot: My heart is like an apple-tree Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit; My IK.II [ is like a rainbow shell That paddles in a halcyon sea; My heart is gladder than all these Because my love is come to me.
Page 426 - WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?" WHO has seen the wind? Neither I nor you: But when the leaves hang trembling, The wind is passing through. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I: But when the trees bow down their heads, The wind is passing by.
Page lxix - In sullen silence of exceeding pain. She never caught again the goblin cry: 'Come buy, come buy;' — She never spied the goblin men Hawking their fruits along the glen: But when the noon waxed bright Her hair grew thin and grey; She dwindled, as the fair full moon doth turn To swift decay and burn Her fire away.
Page lxv - Pricking up her golden head: We must not look at goblin men, We must not buy their fruits: Who knows upon what soil they fed Their hungry thirsty roots?' 'Come buy,' call the goblins Hobbling down the glen. *Oh,' cried Lizzie. 'Laura, Laura, You should not peep at goblin men.
Page 282 - REMEMBER me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go, yet turning stay. Remember me when no more, day by day, You tell me of our future that you planned: Only remember me; you understand It will be late to counsel then or pray.

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