Francesco da Barberino. “Sentenze. Of Sloth against sin.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1861
Rhyme: a3b5b3c5
Meter: iambic
Genre: extract


Scholarly Commentary


This is Part 18 of the “Sotto Docilità” section of the Documenti d'Amore of Francesco da Barberino (1264-1348). DGR's source text was Ubaldini's 1614 edition. For further commentary see DGR's note in The Early Italian Poets and the editorial commentary for DGR's translation of an excerpt from Del reggimento e de'costumi delle donne, also by Francesco. DGR translated four short portions of this long work.

Textual History: Composition

Probably 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.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 91d-1861.raw.xml