The same lady is more directly celebrated in the next ballata, where Poliziano calls her by her name, Ippolita.
The ballata has come down to us from our forefathers, and we must respect it as an ancient custom.
The ballata or Canzone a Ballo, as its name implies, was a poem intended to be sung during the dance.
Nevertheless, out of respect for the ballata, nobody said a word to them.
Rossetti's translation of the ripresa and second stanza of the ballata Perch'i' no spero di tornar giammai.
There are also choral passages which suggest the existence of the frottola, the carnival song and the ballata.
The ballata and the estampida were dance-songs, but very few examples survive.
The third was probably intended to continue this subject, and the fourth was destined to the laws of the ballata and sonetto.
In one ballata he describes a country girl, caught by thorns, and unable to avoid her admirer's glance.
But soon, taking up her ballata afresh, she proceeded with still greater vehemence.