Niccolo degli Albizzi. “Prolonged Sonnet. When the Troops were returning from Milan.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1861
Rhyme: abbaabbacdcdcdee
Meter: iambic pentameter
Genre: prolonged sonnet


“Table of Poets” in Early Italian Poets vol. 1, xxx.

◦ Trucchi, Poesie Italiane inedite vol. 2, 37.

Scholarly Commentary


DGR's note in Early Italian Poets is as much as we know about this poet and poem. The source text is Trucchi's Poesie Italiane inedite (II. 37). For the most part, the translation is close.

Textual History: Composition

Probably early, late 40s or early 50s.

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
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