Masolino da Todi. “Sonnet. Of Work and Wealth.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1861
Rhyme: abbaabbacdecde
Meter: iambic pentameter
Genre: sonnet

Scholarly Commentary


The translation, like the original (which it follows closely) is tortuous. DGR's source was either the text in Poeti del Primo Secolo (II. 87) or in the Raccolta di rime antiche toscane (I. 438-439).

For some reason not determined, DGR names his author Masolino da Todi when all his sources refer to Masarello da Todi.

Textual History: Composition

Probably the 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
Source File: 235d-1861.raw.xml