The House of Life

Contents:
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Love’s Baubles

I stood where Love in brimming armfuls bore
Slight wanton flowers and foolish toys of fruit:
And round him ladies thronged in warm pursuit,
Fingered and lipped and proffered the strange store:
And from one hand the petal and the core
Savoured of sleep; and cluster and curled shoot
Seemed from another hand like shame’s salute,—
Gifts that I felt my cheek was blushing for.

At last Love bade my Lady give the same:
And as I looked, the dew was light thereon;
And as I took them, at her touch they shone
With inmost heaven-hue of the heart of flame.
And then Love said: ’Lo! when the hand is hers,
Follies of love are love’s true ministers.’

Contents:

Related Resources

The Victorian Period

Download Options


Title: The House of Life

Select an option:

*Note: A download may not start for up to 60 seconds.

Email Options


Title: The House of Life

Select an option:

Email addres:

*Note: It may take up to 60 seconds for for the email to be generated.

Chicago: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, "Love’s Baubles," The House of Life, ed. Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902 and trans. Seaton, R. C. in The House of Life (New York: George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892), Original Sources, accessed November 29, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L8RAL92PWHXR8JU.

MLA: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. "Love’s Baubles." The House of Life, edited by Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902, and translated by Seaton, R. C., in The House of Life, New York, George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Original Sources. 29 Nov. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L8RAL92PWHXR8JU.

Harvard: Rossetti, DG, 'Love’s Baubles' in The House of Life, ed. and trans. . cited in ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, The House of Life, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 29 November 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L8RAL92PWHXR8JU.