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Faerie Queene

ALLEGORY: The Faerie Queene, written by Edmund Spenser in the late 1500s, is an allegorical tale created to teach its readers how to live up to the six virtues Spenser explores in each book. 5,555 more words

The ruins of time

The ruins of time

Face of the orphan
that feeds us
            ashes to ash
dust to dust
            womb to tomb

ingate of birth
            mere taste… 46 more words


Perfect silence

Perfect silence

The silence in which I sit
           the geometry of my desires
the circle and the square
           all perfect and the silence
against which the birds sing… 85 more words


Guy — Spenser's Use of the Bible

Guy, William Harvey. “Spenser’s Use of the Bible in Books One and Two of The Faerie Queen.” Ph.D. dissertation.

Abstract: Dissertation Abstracts International 37 (1977): 7141A-42A.


"To His Brooke." Review

Edmund Spenser’s  “To His Brooke.”

For those of you who don’t happen to have a wonderful copy of The Yale Edition of the Shorter Poems of Edmund Spenser… 1,824 more words


Bloom — Idea of Despair

Bloom, Donald A. “The Idea of Despair in Four Protestant Authors: Spenser, Milton, Bunyan, and Richardson.” Shakespeare and Renaissance Association of West Virginia Selected Papers 13 (1988): 66–72.

17th Century

Spenser's unfitness for "an understanding age"

Joseph Addison opines on Spenser in his “Account of the Greatest English Poets”:

Old Spenser next, warm’d with poetick rage,
In ancient tales amus’d a barb’rous age;

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