preraphaelite illustration

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Florence Harrison

Illustration to Mariana in the Moated Grange by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Illustration to A Birds-Eye View by Christina Rossetti

read the full poems below- links https://a-little-bit-pre-raphaelite.tumblr.com/post/158936390536/mariana-in-the-moated-grange-by-alfred-lord & https://a-little-bit-pre-raphaelite.tumblr.com/post/158936391981/a-birds-eye-view-by-christina-rossetti

I looked for that which is not, nor can be,
And hope deferred made my heart sick in truth
But years must pass before a hope of youth
Is resigned utterly.

I watched and waited with a steadfast will:
And though the object seemed to flee away
That I so longed for, ever day by day
I watched and waited still.

Sometimes I said: This thing shall be no more;
My expectation wearies and shall cease;
I will resign it now and be at peace:
Yet never gave it o'er.

Sometimes I said: It is an empty name
I long for; to a name why should I give
The peace of all the days I have to live?–
Yet gave it all the same.

Alas, thou foolish one! alike unfit
For healthy joy and salutary pain:
Thou knowest the chase useless, and again
Turnest to follow it.

A Pause of Thought by Christina Rossetti, illustrated by Florence Harrison

Hope is like a harebell trembling from its birth,
Love is like a rose the joy of all the earth;
Faith is like a lily lifted high and white,
Love is like a lovely rose the world’s delight;
Harebells and sweet lilies show a thornless growth,
But the rose with all its thorns excels them both.
- Hope by Christina Rossetti

Oh Passing Angel, Speed me with a Song (illustration to Christina Rossetti’s ‘After this the Judgment’), Florence Harrison

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Sir Edward Burne-Jones “Palace Green Murals of Cupid and Psyche - Cupid Flying away from Psyche” 1872-81 by Plum leaves
Via Flickr:
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones,(1833–1898) British Pre-Raphaelite artist and designer. Oil on canvas Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK ___ From the series of twelve panels, based on ‘The Story of Cupid and Psyche’ from William Morris’s epic poem, 'The Earthly Paradise’, commissioned by the 9th Earl of Carlisle for his newly-built home in No 1 Palace Green, Kensington.

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detail Queen Eleanor, 1858, Frederick Sandys

(Queen Alice) Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by John Tenniel

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