On Browning’s Sordello
“SORDELLO'S story,” the Sphinx yawned and said,
by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
“Who would has heard.” Is that enough? Who could,
'Twere not amiss to add, has understood:
Who understood perhaps has profited.
For my part I could tell a tale instead
Of one who, dreaming of no likelihood
Even that the “Book” was going to end for good,
Turned the last page, and lo the book was read.