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Purchast through lawlesse powre and tortious wrong

“Then caused he the gates be opened wyde,
And there the Prince, as victour of that day,
With tryumph entertayn’d and glorifyde,
Presenting him with all the rich array… 29 more words


23rd January 1589. Faith, Hope and Charity.

‘Caritas non conturbat me': Charity doesn’t bother me; from the Catholic, Hilaire Belloc’s poem, where he defends his faith against all-comers.

Edmund Spenser in his Fairie Queen seeing Virtue as Gloriana’s path to Salvation, wrote that it should be read for delight rather than ‘the profite of the ensample’. 507 more words


All this writing of reverse...

…Spenserians, I have finally (I think) ended the male body series with number ten, the last of which is a more or less standard Spenserian. 372 more words


'My Love Is Like To Ice'

My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
Is not dissolved through my so hot desire,

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FiM Chronicles X - Friendship is Magic Part 2 (S01E02)

Lo I the man, whose Muse whylome did maske,
As time her taught, in lowly Shephards weeds,
Am now enforst a farre vnfitter taske,
For trumpets sterne to chaunge mine Oaten reeds:
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Pop Culture And Its Discontents

Parnassian Moments 13 January: Edmund Spenser

Poet: Edmund Spenser

Dates: 1552 – 13 January 1599

Nationality: English

Title of Poem: Ice and Fire

My love is like to ice, and I to fire:

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Today's Memories

He did a man become

Out of the bosom of eternal bliss,
In which he reigned with his glorious sire,
He down descended, like a most demiss
And abject thrall, in flesh’s frail attire,

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