Onesto di Boncima, Bolognese. “Sonnet. Of the Last Judgement.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

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

Scholarly Commentary


DGR's source is the text in Poeti del Primo Secolo (II. 145). Except in the rhyme scheme, which DGR follows exactly, the translation is at times quite free—for example, in the final two lines.

See the Italian original for further commentary.

Textual History: Composition

Probably the late 1840s.

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
Source File: 102d-1861.raw.xml