Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Prolonged Sonnet. When his Clothes were gone.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: [untitled]
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1870 February 20
Type of Manuscript: fair copy with alternate reading
Collation: 1 leaf
Note: DGR enclosed the sonnet in his letter to Swinburne of 21 February 1870


Current Location: British Library, Ashley Collection
Catalog Number: Ashley 1404

Scholarly Commentary


This is the only known manuscript of DGR's translation, which DGR adds at the end of his letter to Swinburne with the following note: “Here is a prolonged sonnet of Cecco's which I translated yesterday”. The text shows an alternative reading for line 13, which DGR asks Swinburne to decide about.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 55d-1861.blms.rad.xml
Copyright: By permission of the British Library