Lanza, ed., Le Rime. Cecco Angiolieri, 116-117
Composed perhaps in 1849, which is the date WMR assigns to it in
1911. The poem was originally printed at page 409 of The
Early Italian Poets but was cancelled there at the last minute and replaced by another sonnet bearing the same title. DGR left the sonnet unpublished in his lifetime, probably because he judged its subject would be too strong for his contemporary audience. This sonnet was first printed posthumously (1911) by DGR's brother.
DGR's source text for his fair copy manuscript is in
di Rime Antiche Toscane (II. 160).