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 (rō-zĕt′ē), Dante Gabriel 1828-1882.
British poet and painter. A founder (1848) of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, he is known for his portraits and his vividly detailed, mystic poems, including "The Blessed Damozel" (1850). His sister Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894) wrote lyrical religious works and ballads, such as "Up-Hill" (1861).


1. (Biography) Christina Georgina. 1830–94, British poet
2. (Biography) her brother, Dante Gabriel. 1828–82, British poet and painter: a leader of the Pre-Raphaelites


(roʊˈsɛt i, -ˈzɛt i, rə-)

1. Christina Georgina, 1830–94, English poet.
2. her brother, Dante Gabriel (Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti), 1828–82, English poet and painter.
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To make it fair, Ruskin had relit the seven lamps of architecture, and written the seven labours of Hercules; for these windows through a whole youth Burne Jones had worshipped painted glass at Oxford, and to breathe romance into these frescos had Rossetti been born, and Dante born again.
He would never exactly reply to Philip's eager questioning, but with a merry, rather stupid laugh, hinted at a romantic amour; he quoted a few lines of Rossetti, and once showed Philip a sonnet in which passion and purple, pessimism and pathos, were packed together on the subject of a young lady called Trude.
Of other modern poets I have read some things of William Morris, like the "Life and Death of Jason," the "Story of Gudrun," and the "Trial of Guinevere," with a pleasure little less than passionate, and I have equally liked certain pieces of Dante Rossetti.
They talked together on Swinburne and Rossetti, after which she led him beyond his depth into the by- paths of French literature.
Suppose Queen Victoria gave a dinner-party, and that the guests had been Leighton, Millais, Swinburne, Rossetti, Meredith, Fitzgerald, etc.
A handful of names dominate--Millais, Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Holman Hunt although landscapes by their followers are increasingly prized
Este espacio alternativo o "tercer espacio" que surge de las tensiones culturales, politicas, mentales y emocionales, sirve para cuestionar las funciones de la sociedad y adquiere una posicion aun mas significativa, ya que refleja la situacion politica del pueblo saharaui al que Rossetti dirige su libro.
I will begin this review by examining articles, book chapters, and a monograph that analyze the work of the Rossetti brothers, then turn to several articles and chapters on Christina Rossetti's poetry and two books and several articles which explore the contributions of William Morris.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) was considered by the pre-eminent Victorianera critics Ruskin and Pater to be "the period's central artistic presence" (McGann 2000, 2).
MATTIE BATCHELOR won the Channel Islands Champion Hurdle for the third successive year when riding Rossetti to victory at Jersey's Les Landes racecourse on Sunday.
Title sponsor ROSSETTI and presenting sponsor Sachse Construction have been instrumental in making sure the building is open and ready for action.
Christina Rossetti and the Bible: Waiting With the Saints