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Before one can begin reading The Faerie Queene, one must first read endless pages of pre-feature-presentation poetry.
It’s not that bad, of course. The fascinating thing about the Commendatory Verses (important men at court writing short poems to the effect that this Spenser guy’s work is worthwhile) and the Dedicatory Sonnets (Spenser writing his thanks and praise to the various men who commended his work and/or otherwise sponsored him) is the aspects they choose to praise. 1,050 more words