Ubaldo di Marco. “Sonnet. Of a Lady's Love for him.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

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

Scholarly Commentary


The translation does not capture very well the charm of the original, whose chief effect comes from a delicate play with a series of present participles.

DGR's source was either the text in Poeti del Primo Secolo (II. 58) or in the Raccolta di Rime Antiche Toscane (I. 544).

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.

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