A Rossetti Family Chronology by Joanna Meacock Alison Chapman

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March The political situation in Italy becomes dangerous for the Carbonarists with Ferdinand’s defeat of the constitutionalists. GR goes into hiding (Waller 15–16). April 10 August 12 October 3 (Tue) Ferdinand decrees GR’s exile; GR flees to Malta on a British ship, assisted by Lady Moore, wife of a British Admiral. Peppina follows (Waller 16, 19). (Sun) GR in Malta is urged to give a public demonstration of his poetic improvisation. John Hookham Frere is present; this marks the beginning of their friendship (Waller 18).

In Boulogne, he reads Paul de Kock’s Ce Monsieur and George Sand’s Horace (1842). He examines lithographic prints by Paul Gavarni, Tony Johannot and Célestin Nanteuil, and buys prints by Gavarni, an illustrated volume of Charles Perrault’s Histoires ou Contes des Fées, several of Johannot’s illustrations to Don Quixote and Voyage où il vous plaira, and a number of issues of Musée Philipon containing prints by Paul Gavarni (Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier), Cham (Amédée de Noé), Grandville (Jean-Ignace-Isidore Gérard) and Honoré Daumier (Fredeman 1:32–7).

DGR writes to RB identifying him as the author of the anonymous Pauline (1833) (Fredeman 1:45–6). November 7 (Sun) CGR composes ‘Sonnet / From the Psalms’ and ‘Sonnet (“The stream moaneth as it floweth”)’ (Crump 3:414). 15 CGR composes ‘A Counsel’ (Crump 3:414). 17 CGR begins copying her own poems into her notebook (MFR had previously undertaken the task) (Bell 146). 20 CGR composes ‘The World’s Harmonies’ and ‘Lines / Given With a Penwiper’ (Crump 3:414–15). 25 DGR introduces himself to WBS, writing to express enthusiasm for ‘Rosabell’, ‘A Dream of Love’ and Year of the World (1846) (Fredeman 1:47–8).

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