Mazzeo di Ricco da Messina. “Sonnet. Of Self-seeing.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1849?; 1861
Rhyme: abbaabbacdecde
Meter: iambic pentameter
Genre: sonnet


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

◦ Panvini, Le rime della scuola siciliana, I. 212.

Scholarly Commentary


DGR's source text is Poeti del Primo Secolo (I. 334),

Textual History: Composition

Uncertain; probably the late 1840s but it could have been later.

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: 204d-1861.raw.xml