“Table of Poets” (in
Early Italian Poets)
DGR's source is the text in
del Primo Secolo (II. 147). The translation is interesting because of the way
it moves from a relatively free initial treatment of the semantics of the original to an increasingly
close semantic treatment. This pattern is discernible in a number of his translations. In terms of
the technical features of the Italian sonnet, DGR departs slightly from the rhyme scheme of the
See the Italian original for further commentary.
Probably late 1840s
The translation was first published in 1861 in
Early Italian Poets; it was reprinted in 1874 in
and his Circle.