ers, by name.
Macchiavelli is the authority for this, and is carelessly cited in the preface to the Udine edition of the Codex Bartolinianus as placing it in 1312.
Macchiavelli does no such thing, but expressly implies an earlier date, perhaps 1310.
Op. ed. Baretti, London, 1772, Vol.
I. p. 60.) The undertaking of Henry, after an ill-directed dawdling of two years, at last ended in his death at Buonconvento (August 24, 1313; Carlyle says wrongly September); poisoned, it was sathe Canzoni themselves.
How long after we cannot say with certainty, but it was plainly composed at intervals, a part of it probably after Dante had entered upon old age (which began, as he tells us, with the forty-fifth year), consequently after 1310.
Dante had then written a considerable part of the Divina Commedia, in which Beatrice was to go through her final and most ethereal transformation in his mind and memory.
We say in his memory, for such idealizations have a very subtle retrospec