L'amabile Maria

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1836
Rhyme: aabb
Meter: iambic trimeter
Genre: epigram

Scholarly Commentary


WMR says that he and DGR chanted this “extemporized effusion” when they “received notes from Maria.” He attributes the composition to DGR and suggests—incorrectly—that “These seem to be the first rhymes he ever concocted, and, if so, he rhymed in Italian earlier than in English” (see Memoir I page 58).

Textual History: Composition

WMR says he found the verses copied out in one of his father's letters of September 1836.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 1-1836.raw.xml