Ser Pace, Notatio da Fiorenza. “Sonnet. A Return to Love.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1853?; 1861
Rhyme: abbaabbacdecde
Meter: iambic pentameter
Genre: sonnet

Scholarly Commentary


Ser Pace was a late thirteenth-century poet. Although a small body of his works descend to us, nothing much is known of him. The translation is fairly close. DGR's source text is Poeti del Primo Secolo (II. 414)

Textual History: Composition

Probably early, late 40s or early 50s.

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: 180d-1861.raw.xml