[Anonymous] “Ballata. Of True and False singing.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1861
Rhyme: aaabcbcddee
Meter: iambic
Genre: ballata


◦ Trucchi, Poesie Italiane inedite vol. 2, 169.

Scholarly Commentary


The translation is quite free in all respects. The work seems to date from the late thirteenth-century, and the author remains unknown. DGR's source text is Trucchi's Poesie Italiane inedite (II. 169-170).

Textual History: Composition

Probably a later translation, late 1850s.

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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