Meglio so cavezzar in su d 'un letto

Cecco Angiolieri

Production Description

Author: Cecco Angiolieri
Date of composition: 1849
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Person to Whom the Manuscript was Assigned: DGR
Scribe: DGR


Current Location: Library of the South African National Gallery

Physical Description

Paper: pale blue wove, unruled
Dimensions of Document: 7 3/4 x 3 3/4 in

Scholarly Commentary


The manuscript is among a cache of materials originally in the possession of WMR and after that of John Robert Wahl. They finally passed into the library of the South African National Gallery. The recto has the sonnet “Meglio so cavezzar in su d 'un letto”, the translation of which was eventually removed from his 1861 collection; and the verso has a copy of the sonnet “Babbo, Bichina, Amore, e mia Madre”, which DGR also translated and did publish in The Early Italian Poets .

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Copyright: Published with permission of Iziko Museums of Cape Town