Ruggieri di Amici, Siciliano. “Canzonetta. For a Renewal of Favours.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1861
Rhyme: ababccdeed
Meter: trimeter
Genre: canzonetta


“Table of Poets” (in Early Italian Poets) I. xxix

◦ Panvini, ed., Le rime della scuola siciliana, I. 33-35

◦ Contini, Poeti de Duecento, I. 66-67

◦ Valeriani and Lampredi, eds., Poeti del Primo Secolo della Lingua Italiana, I. 285-286


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

Scholarly Commentary


DGR assigns this poem to Ruggieri di Amici, a minor Sicilian poet who was put to death by the order of Frederick II in 1246; but the canzonetta is in fact the work of Jacopo da Lentino. DGR's source text would seem to have been Poeti del Primo Secolo (I. 285-286), but the poem is there firmly assigned to Jacopo da Lentino. This kind of anomaly occurs in the case of a handful of DGR's translations and suggests that he did not give a complete listing of his sources in The Early Italian Poets (page xii).

Textual History: Composition

Probably an early translation, in the mid- to 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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