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"The Blessed Damozel" is perhaps the best known poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, which was first published in 1850 in the Pre-Raphaelite journal The Germ. Rossetti subsequently revised the poem twice and republished it in 1856, 1870 and 1873. Rossetti also used the same title for one of his best known paintings.[1]

The poem was partially inspired by Poe's "The Raven",[2] with its depiction of a lover grieving on Earth over the death of his loved one. Rossetti chose to represent the situation in reverse. The poem describes the damozel observing her lover from heaven, and her unfulfilled yearning for their reunion in heaven.

The poem also was the inspiration of Claude Debussy's "La damoiselle élue" (1888), a cantata for two soloists, female choir, and orchestra.

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21 editions First published in 1886

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The blessed damozel
1937, North Carolina U.P.
in English
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The blessed damozel: the unpublished manuscript
1937, The University of North Carolina press
in English
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The blessed damozel
1917, The Roycrofters
in English
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The blessed damozel
1913, T.N.Foulis
in English
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The blessed damozel
1912, T.N.Foulis
in English
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The blessed damozel.
1905, T.B. Mosher
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The blessed damozel: a poem
1903, Printed & bound by Fred W. and Bertha M. Goody at the Village Press
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The blessed damozel.
1903, R. Grant, Brimley Johnson
in English
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The blessed damozel: a poem
1903, Village Press
in English
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The blessed damozel: Reprinted from the Germ.
1902, T.B. Mosher
in English - 2d ed.
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The blessed damozel.
1900, Golden Eagle Press
in English
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The blessed damozel
1898, Duckworth, L. C. Page
in English
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The blessed damozel
1898, M. F. Mansfield
in English
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The blessed damozel
1898, Duckworth, L.C. Page
in English
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The blessed damozel
1886, Dodd, Mead
in English
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The blessed damozel.
Publish date unknown, T.N. Foulis
in English
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The blessed damozel: and, Sister Helen
Publish date unknown, Dean & Son
in English
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The blessed Damozel.
Publish date unknown, T.N. Foulis
in English

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