to Part II” (in
Early Italian Poets)
This is a trecento work and is not by Cavalcanti, as DGR himself surmised (see his note
to “Canzone. A Song of
Fortune”. The actual author is unknown. DGR's source text in
(Rime Inedite, Canzone I, pages 42-44) is reasonably clean. It derives from a manuscript
in the Biblioteca Municipale di Siena (1.ix.18), which was the source of two other of
these inauthentic canzoni.
Probably an early translation, late 1840s.
The translation was first published in 1861 in
Early Italian Poets; it was reprinted in 1874 in
and his Circle.