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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).
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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
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(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. I have had a high joy in some of the great minor poems of Emerson, where the goddess moves over Concord meadows with a gait that is Greek, and her sandalled tread expresses a high scorn of the india-rubber boots that the American muse so often gets about in.
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.
HANDBRIDGE resident Lisa Rossetti and her friend Rhiannon Taylor have launched a Pink Poo campaign to encourage dog owners to respect the area.
The walls of the drawing room at 30 Torrington Square, the house in which Christina Rossetti (1830-94) spent the final years of her life, were filled with family portraits.
Press), as its title indicates, places Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelites in the context of late century and modernist celebrity culture.
Sparked by Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, the crimes are solved by a crack team of poets and painters: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, his sister Christina Rossetti, Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson and the American doctor-poet-essayist Oliver Wendell Holmes.
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.
Fresh Rossetti Do not read too much into Rossetti's 154-day absence as he loves summer ground - a winter break was always on the agenda.
Women in Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Arthurian Renditions (1854-1867).