Lippo Paschi de' Bardi. “Sonnet. He solicits a Lady's Favours.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

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

Scholarly Commentary


As with other of the poets translated by DGR, we know little about Lippo other than that he was a respected late thirteenth-century poet. The translation is fairly close. DGR's source text is Poeti del primo secolo (II. 263).

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: 181d-1861.raw.xml