from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Rossetti, Dante Gabriel 1828-1882. British poet and painter. A founder (1848) of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, he is known for his portraits and his vividly detailed, mystic poems, including "The Blessed Damozel” (1850). His sister Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894) wrote lyrical religious works and ballads, such as "Up-Hill” (1861).

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  • n. English poet and painter who was a leader of the Pre-Raphaelites (1828-1882)


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  • MARTIN: Monsignor Stephen Rossetti is clinical associate professor of Pastoral Studies at the Catholic University of America.

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  • “Good day to you, sir!” called Rossetti to a boy on the bridge with a fishing line as they passed under him.

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  • He could easily buy into the idea of Rossetti having a woman.

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  • So he picked up the phone and called Rossetti directly—or tried to.

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  • Perhaps Catholicism is itself essentially mediæval, and perhaps a man cannot possibly be, what the _Catholic World_ article called Rossetti, a "mediæval artist heart and soul," without partaking of a strong religious feeling that is primarily Catholic -- so much were the religion and art of the middle ages knit each to each.

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  • I was lately staying in a country house, in which, opposite each other at the sides of the drawing-room window, were two pictures, belonging to what in the nineteenth century must be called old times, namely Rossetti's "Annunciation," and Millais '"Blind Girl"; while, at the corner of the chimney-piece in the same room, there was a little drawing of a Marriage-dance, by Edward Burne Jones.

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  • "Rossetti" of 1882 to "The Winged Destiny" of 1904, I should run up a catalogue that would exceed any even of Walt Whitman's.

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