Noffo Bonaguida. “Sonnet. He is enjoined to pure Love.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1848?
Rhyme: abbaabbacdeecd
Meter: iambic pentameter
Genre: sonnet


Early Italian Poets (1861), vol. 1, xxx

◦ Valeriani and Lampredi, Poeti del primo secolo, vol. 2, 259

Raccolta di rime antiche toscane, vol. 3, 346

Scholarly Commentary


Biographical information on this late thirteenth-century poet is not forthcoming, though he seems to have been well known and regarded. DGR's translation follows the original closely. DGR's source text is either Poeti del Primo Secolo (vol. 2, 259) or Raccolta di Rime Antiche Toscane (vol. 3, 346).

Textual History: Composition

Probably early; late 40s or early 50s.

Printing History

The translation was first published in 1861 in The Early Italian Poets; it was reprinted in 1874 in Dante and his Circle.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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