Pannuccio dal Bagno Pisano. “Canzone. Of his Change through Love.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1861
Rhyme: abcabcddeeff
Meter: iambic pentameter and iambic trimeter
Genre: canzone


◦ Contini, Poeti de duecento vol. 1, 299 (and see page 297).

Scholarly Commentary


DGR has only a brief note on Panuccio that gives an approximate date of 1250 for his works. A Pisan author, he was one of the many Tuscan poets writing under the influence of Guittone d'Arezzo's moral and rational style—a style that was not especially to DGR's taste but that he clearly wants to put on display here, to keep the historical record straight. Panuccio was born in 1230 and died around 1276.

The rhyme scheme of the original is strictly followed in DGR's translation. The source text is Raccolta di rime antiche toscane (I. 480-482).

Textual History: Composition

Uncertain—probably early, in the 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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