Dante da Maiano. “Sonnet. To his Lady Nina, of Sicily.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1848?; 1861
Rhyme: abbaabbacdcede
Meter: iambic pentameter
Genre: sonnet

Scholarly Commentary


Although DGR's translation is quite free in a literal sense, it does convey the sense of the original sonnet pretty well.

See also the commentary for DGR's source text in the Raccolta di Rime Antiche Toscane (I. 246).

Textual History: Composition

Probably an early translation, 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
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