Lanza, ed., Rime. Cecco Angiolieri
Rime. Cecco Angiolieri, 165-166
DGR's source text was
Trucchi (I. 275).
It varies from the received text in a number of ways, but two deserve particular
notice, for while they seem small enough, they led DGR, in his translation, to
read the poem differently from the way scholars now read it. The issue focuses
in the sestet, lines 10 and 11: where DGR's source (line 10)
reads “più” the received
reading is “giù”; and in line 11 where DGR's text reads
“frate Arrigo” the received
reading is “Fortarrigo”. The latter reading is particularly important since it
leads scholars to believe that the sonnet was sent by Cecco Angiolieri to his
friend Cecco, the son of Fortarrigo di Ranieri Piccolomini.
See DGR's translation for further commentary as
well as the text and notes in
Lanza, 165-166. DGR's fair copy of his Italian source text is preserved in the Huntington Library. It appears to have been made in 1860.