My Lockdown Easing Life: Day 197

Photograph taken at London Bridge Station that incorporates Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s “Dante’s Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice” (1871)

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s “Dante’s Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice” (1871)

Rossetti’s translation of Dante:
‘Then lifting up mine eyes, as the tears came,
I saw the Angels, like a rain of manna,
In a long flight flying back Heavenward;
60Having a little cloud in front of them,
After the which they went and said, “Hosanna;”
And if they had said more, you should have heard.
Then Love spoke thus: “Now all shall be made clear:
Come and behold our lady where she lies.”
These ‘wildering phantasies
Then carried me to see my lady dead:
Even as I there was led,
Her ladies with a veil were covering her;
And with her was such very humbleness
70That she appeared to say, “I am at peace.”

More information available at the Rossetti Archive

PHOTO LOCATION

London Bridge Station, London

Published by annmhale

Ann M. Hale is a London-based freelance editor, writer, and independent scholar.

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