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Rossetti, Christina Georgina

(Encyclopedia) Rossetti, Christina Georgina rōsĕt´ē [key], 1830–94, English poet; daughter of Gabriele Rossetti and sister of Dante Gabriel Rossetti . Publication of some…

Poems of Christina Rossetti

Christina Georgina RossettiContentsGoblin Market, and Other Poems, 1862Goblin MarketIn the Round Tower at JhansiDream LandAt HomeA TriadLove from the NorthWinter RainCousin KateNoble SistersSpringThe…

Rossetti, Gabriele

(Encyclopedia) Rossetti, Gabriele gäbrēĕ´lā rōsĕt´ē [key], 1783–1854, Italian poet and critic; father of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and of Christina Rossetti . Exiled in 1821…

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

(Encyclopedia) Rossetti, Dante Gabriel dăn´tē gā´brēəl rōsĕt´ē [key], 1828–82, English poet and painter; son of Gabriele Rossetti and brother of Christina Rossetti . He…

Christina

(Encyclopedia) Christina krĭstē´nə [key], 1626–89, queen of Sweden (1632–54), daughter and successor of Gustavus II. From her father's death (1632) until 1644 she was under a…

Christina Rossetti: A Birthday

A BirthdayMy 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 heart is like a rainbow shell…

Christina Rossetti: A Chill

A Chill What can lambkins do All the keen night through? Nestle by their woolly mother The careful ewe. What can nestlings do In the nightly dew? Sleep beneath their mother's wing…

Christina Rossetti: A Dream

A DreamSonnetOnce in a dream (for once I dreamed of you) We stood together in an open field; Above our heads two swift-winged pigeons wheeled, Sporting at ease and courting full in view.…

Christina Rossetti: A Portrait

A PortraitIShe gave up beauty in her tender youth, Gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways; She covered up her eyes lest they should gaze On vanity, and chose the bitter truth. Harsh…

Christina Rossetti: A Testimony

A TestimonyI said of laughter: it is vain. Of mirth I said: what profits it? Therefore I found a book, and writ Therein how ease and also pain, How health and sickness, every one Is…