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English 6/7110: Spenser Seminar

English 6/7110:  Spenser Seminar

Dr. Hollings

Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 p.m. in PH 301.

Develop an understanding of Edmund Spenser’s works and a sense of their place in a patronage culture in which women were key players. 110 more words

Grad Life

On This Day – 30 September 1598 - The English poet Edmund Spenser is appointed Sheriff of Cork

When someone uses the word ‘sheriff’ we tend to think of a tall, grizzled man with a wide brimmed hat and a revolver. Gary Cooper in… 662 more words

Spenser's Sonnet 79

“Men call you fayre, and you doe credit it,
For that your selfe ye dayly such doe see:
But the trew fayre, that is the gentle wit,

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Spenser's Amoretti

Spenser invented a new form for the sonnet which has a sprightly and surprising rhythm, and also effectively adds two couplets in the interior, while keeping a third couplet as a closer. 882 more words

Featured Poems

The Occult Philosophy in Elizabethan England

Dame Frances Yates’ work is a study of Christian cabalism as it was understood in Elizabethan England.  She argues that “occult” philosophy was the dominant philosophy and sees Cabala as “supposed esoteric tradition passed down from Moses through the ages.   315 more words


Sunday Sustenance (Poetry For The Soul) - #17, 2016

From Amoretti

Sonnet I

Happy ye leaves when as those lilly hands,

     Which hold my life in their dead doing might,

     Shall handle you and hold in loves soft bands, 190 more words


St George encounters the Dragon by Edmund Spenser

With that they heard a roaring hideous sound,
That all the ayre with terrour filled wide,
And seemd uneath to shake the stedfast ground.
Eftsoones that dreadful Dragon they espide, 1,276 more words