Dante Alighieri. “Sonnet. To the same Ladies; with their Answer.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

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


“Introduction to Part II” (in The Early Italian Poets) 189-193

◦ Foster and Boyd, Dante's Lyric Poetry, I.68-711 (II. 112-114) .

Scholarly Commentary


See commentary for “To Certain Ladies; when Beatrice was lamenting her Father's Death.”, which forms a pair with this one, according to the standard commentators on Dante.

The source text for DGR's translation was Fraticelli, Opere Minori di Dante Alighieri (I. 142).

Textual History: Composition

Probably an early translation, 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.

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