Frances Lavinia Rossetti
was the English-born half-Italian daughter of Italian refugee Gaetano Polidori
, a teacher and translator who had once been secretary to the Italian dramatist and poet Vittorio Alfieri
. She was seventeen...
Christina and her siblings were educated by their mother
, in reading, writing, the Bible and rudimentary French. The boys were sent to school when they were seven, while the girls continued at home. Their...
's first collection, Verses, dedicated to her mother
Rossetti, Christina. The Complete Poems of Christina Rossetti. Editor Crump, Rebecca W., Louisiana State University Press, 1979–1990.
, was privately printed by her grandfather
Marsh, Jan. Christina Rossetti: A Writer’s Life. Viking, 1995.
Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
This edition brings together the duchess's work with that of others including Burns
. OCLC records only a single extant copy, at the University of British Columbia
. Saint Gothard would certainly have appeared in...