“Table of Poets” in
Early Italian Poets vol. 1,
Valeriani and Lampredi, Poeti
del primo secolo vol. 1,
Le rime della scuola siciliana,
DGR's source text is
del primo secolo (I. 260-262), where the poem is attributed to Lentino. But
scholars no longer credit this attribution and the poem's authorship remains dubious.
As with most of DGR's translations of the early Italian poets,
the date of this cannot be precisely determined. DGR probably wrote it early, in
the late 1840s.
The translation was first published in 1861 in
Early Italian Poets; it was reprinted in 1874 in
and his Circle.