Cecco d'Angiolieri, da Siena. “Sonnet. Of the 20th June, 1291”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1861
Rhyme: abbaabbacdecde
Meter: iambic pentameter
Genre: sonnet


“Introduction to Part II” (in Early Italian Poets) 212-217

◦ Lanza, ed., Rime. Cecco Angiolieri Rime. Cecco Angiolieri, 217-218

◦ Massera, ed., Sonetti Burleschi e Realistici, I. 82 (II. 128)

Scholarly Commentary


For further general information about Cecco and his work see the commentary for “Dante Alighieri, Cecco, your good friend”).

Textual History: Composition

Probably an early translation, 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: 70d-1861.raw.xml