Cino da Pistoia. “Sonnet. Of the Grave of Selvaggia, on the Monte della Sambuca.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1848?; 1861
Rhyme: abbaabbacdeedc
Meter: imabic pentameter
Genre: sonnet


“Introduction to Part II” (in The Early Italian Poets), 206-211

◦ Marti ed., Poeti del dolce stil nuovo, 718-719

Scholarly Commentary


The essential commentary on this sonnet is supplied by DGR (see the “Introduction to Part II” of The Early Italian Poets) (page 210).

See also the commentary for the source text, which was Sebastiano Ciampi's edition of the Vita e Poesie di Messer Cino da Pistoia (page 85).

Textual History: Composition

An early translation, probably 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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