Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. Of why he is unhanged.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

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

Scholarly Commentary


Not all scholars accept this poem as by Cecco.

For further general information about Cecco and his work see the commentary for “Dante Alighieri, Cecco, your good friend”). DGR's source text was Raccolta di rime antiche toscane (II. 159), where the sonnet is attributed to Cecco.

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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