Giacomino Pugliesi. “Canzonetta. To his Lady, in Spring.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1849?; 1861
Rhyme: ababcdcdc
Meter: iambic trimeter
Genre: canzonetta


◦ Panvini, Le rime della scuola siciliana, I. 192-193.

“Table of Poets” in Early Italian Poets, xxvii.

◦ Contini, Poeti de duecento vol. 1, 145.


Editorial glosses and textual notes are available in a pop-up window. Line numbering reflects the structure of the Early Italian Poets.

Scholarly Commentary


Not much more is known about Giacomino Pugliesi than DGR indicates in his note on the poet in The Early Italian Poets. Giacomino was one of the court poets of Frederick II. DGR's source text is Poeti del primo secolo (I. 243-244). The translation is for the most part close, but at a few points (for instance, line 4) DGR freely interprets, usually—as in this case—to excellent effect.

Textual History: Composition

Late 1840s, most probably.

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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