(1885 a reading diary of mixed verse and prose, is the most personal of these works. Sing-Song: a Nursery Rhyme Book (1872; enlarged 1893 with illustrations by Arthur Hughes, takes a high place among childrens books of the 19th century. In 1862 Christina published, goblin Market and Other Poems and in 1866, the Princes Progress and Other Poems, both with frontispiece and decorations by her brother. The women in her family were committed High Church Anglicans and as a teenager, Christina suffered a nervous breakdown that was diagnosed at the time as 'religious mania'. Christina was the youngest child. In 1850, under the pseudonym Ellen Alleyne, she contributed seven poems to the Pre-Raphaelite journal. 29, 1894, London one of the most important of English women poets both in range and quality. In straitened circumstances, Christina entered on her life work of companionship to her mother, devotion to her religion, and the writing of her poetry.
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There is a vein of the sentimental and didactic in her weaker verse, but at its best her poetry is strong, personal, and unforced, with a metrical cadence that is unmistakably her own. Rossetti's brother, William Michael, edited her collected works in 1904, but the. Pears are yellow, Rich and ripe and mellow. By a fountain's brink. New Poems (1896 published by her brother, contained unprinted and previously uncollected poems. 5, 1830, London, Eng. Rossetti's first poems were written in 1842 and printed in the private press of her grandfather.
In 1862, at the age of 32, she published her first full collection, Goblin Market and Other Poems. She was a firm High Church Anglican, and in 1850 she broke her engagement to the artist James Collinson, an original member of the. For similar reasons she rejected Charles Bagot Cayley in 1864, though a warm friendship remained between them. Prose Commonplace and Other Short Stories (1870) Seek and Find (1879) Called to be Saints: The Minor Festivals (1881) Time Flies: A Reading Diary (1888) Selected Prose of Christina Rossetti (1998) Letters Family Letters (1908) The Family Letters of Christina Georgina Rossetti (1969) Letters.