Prinzivalle Doria. “Canzone. Of his Love, with the Figure of a sudden storm.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1848?; 1861
Rhyme: ababbccdeed
Meter: iambic trimeter and pentameter
Genre: canzone


“Table of Poets” (in Early Italian Poets) I. xxix

Poeti del Primo Secolo I. 451-453

◦ Panvini, ed., Le rime della scuola siciliana I. 434-435

◦ Contini, Poeti de Duecento, I. 161-164


Editorial glosses and textual notes are available in a pop-up window. Line numbering reflects the structure of the Early Italian Poets text.

Scholarly Commentary


DGR's source text, Poeti del Primo Secolo (I. 451-453), gives the version of the poem later revised by Semprebene da Bologna from the original written by Percivalle Doria. DGR's treatment shows that he had some source of information that correctly identified the original author but he seems not to have known that the text he translated is Semprebene's, not Percivalle's. The latter's comprises only three stanzas, and for the third Semprebene substituted two; thus his poem is in four, not three stanzas, as is DGR's translation.

Percivalle Doria (d. 1264) was from a prominent Genovese family that was active in public life, and he himself held mayoral offices in various cities.

Textual History: Composition

Probably early, 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: 138d-1861.raw.xml