“Table of Poets” (in
Early Italian Poets)
Valeriani and Lampredi, eds.,
Primo Secolo della Lingua Italiana,
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Several of the sonnets and canzoni of Tomaso Buzzuola, a judge in Faenza, have come
down to us. He flourished ca. 1280 and is mentioned in passing in Dante's
De Vulgari Eloquio
(I. xiv. 3).
The translation is quite a close one, including at the purely formal level—although the
original sestet's rhyme scheme differs in the translation. DGR's source text is
del Primo Secolo (II. 254).
The sonnet is probably an early work, from the late 40s or early 50s.
The translation was first published in 1861 in
Early Italian Poets; it was reprinted in 1874 in
and his Circle.