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The Courtier as Sexual Slave to Elizabeth, the Dark Lady of the Sonnets

“From the royal court I lately came,” said he,

“Where all the bravery that eye may see,

And all the happiness that heart desire

Is to be found … 589 more words


Amoretti LXXIX- Edmund Spenser

Men Call You Fair

Men call you fair, and you do credit it,

For that your self ye daily such do see:

But the true fair, that is the gentle wit, … 104 more words


Amoretti LXXIV - Edmund Spenser

Most Happy Letters
Most happy letters, fram’d by skilful trade,

With which that happy name was first design’d:

The which three times thrice happy hath me made, … 103 more words


Edmund Spenser

Edmund Spenser was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognised as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and one of the greatest poets in the English language. 1,337 more words

Edmund Spenser

Sonnet LX - Edmund Spenser

THey that in course of heauenly spheares are skild,

To euery planet point his sundry yeare:

in which her circles voyage is fulfild,

as Mars in three score yeares doth run his spheare… 92 more words


Sonnet LVI - Edmund Spenser

FAyre ye be sure, but cruell and vnkind,

As is a Tygre that with greedinesse

hunts after bloud, when he by chance doth find

a feeble beast, doth felly him oppresse. 93 more words


Sonnet LIX - Edmund Spenser

THrise happie she, that is so well assured

Vnto her selfe and setled so in hart:

that nether will for better be allured,

ne feard with worse to any chaunce to start, … 94 more words