Her duteous son,bear slanderous tongues the blame!
Ravenna housed my exile, holds my dust;
My spirit is with Him from whom it came,
A Parent envy cannot make unjust!
Note 1. The following translation by Mr. Francis Hueffer of a sonnet addressed to Petrarch after his death by Boccaccio has been kindly forwarded to me by Mr. W. M. Rossetti. It unfortunately reached me too late for insertion amongst the Italian Sonnets in the foregoing selection.
Sonnet Addressed to Petrarch after His Death, by Boccaccio