Wednesday, June 20, 2012


photo by Andrew Brown

By 16 April 1874, Rossetti had been staying at Kelmscott since the previous September (1873) and William Morris snapped and wrote to him:

saying that he could not afford to keep up his share of the payment for the Manor which was being monopolised by Rossetti.

On 9 July Rossetti left in some 'psychological confusion', and was never to return; that autumn the publisher ES. Ellis became Morris's joint tenant.

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