Christina Rossetti

Poet, Author

1830 – 1894

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Who was Christina Rossetti?

Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. She is perhaps best known for her long poem Goblin Market, her love poem Remember, and for the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter.

Famous Quotes:

  • Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I but when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by.
  • Hope is like a hairball trembling from its birth...
  • She gave up beauty in her tender youth, gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways; she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity, and chose the bitter truth.
  • For one man is my world of all the men this wide world holds; O love, my world is you.
  • And all the winds go sighing, for sweet things dying.
  • Be the green grass above me, with showers and dewdrops wet; and if thou wilt, remember, and if thou wilt, forget.
  • Love shall be our token; love be yours and love be mine.
  • For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.
  • I dream of you to wake; would that I might Dream of you and not wake but slumber on...
  • I might show facts as plain as day: but, since your eyes are blind, you'd say, Where? What? and turn away.

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Born
Dec 5, 1830
London
Also known as
  • Christina Georgina Rossetti
Parents
Siblings
Religion
  • Anglicanism
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Lived in
  • London
Died
Dec 29, 1894
London
Resting place
Highgate Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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