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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


We do not draw the moral lessons we might from history. On the contrary, without care it may be used to vitiate our minds and to destroy our happiness.

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June 24

AND is there care in heaven? And is there love
In heavenly spirits to these creatures bace,
That may compassion of their evilles move ? 202 more words


Destructive Pleasure in Edmund Spenser's 'The Faerie Queene' (1590 & 1596), and Rory O'Keefe's 'The Toss of a Coin: voices from a modern crisis' (2015)

The notion of destructive pleasure that is linked to the destruction of pleasure can be initially explored through Guyon’s systematic destruction of the Bower of Bliss in… 1,168 more words

English Renaissance

One from Spenser

A sonnet:

Most glorious Lord of life, that on this day
Didst make thy triumph over death and sin,
And having harrowed hell, didst bring away…

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Borrowed Words

Allegories, The Bible, and Unflattering Imagery: Religious Propaganda in Spenser's "The Faerie Queene"

Religious propaganda was an influential force behind literary production in late-16th Century England, the time when Edmund Spenser began his epic poem The Faerie Queene. Its characters are allegorical representations of Virtues, Sins and the Catholic and Protestant juntas; Spenser’s interest is to caricature a sinful, unholy Catholic Church which in his time conspired against the reigning Queen Elizabeth I. 1,956 more words