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Amoretti III: The Sovereign Beauty (Edmund Spenser)

The sovereign beauty which I do admire,
Witness the world how worthy to be praised:
The light whereof hath kindled heavenly fire
In my frail spirit, by her from baseness raised; 82 more words

Poetry

Angel

Her angel’s face, As the great eye of heaven shined bright, And made a sunshine in the shady place.

Edmund Spenser

Marvell's Garden

Spenser was twelve when Shakespeare was born, Shakespeare was eight when Donne was born, Donne was twenty-one when Herbert was born, Herbert was fifteen when Milton was born, Milton was thirteen when Marvell was born. 980 more words

Literature

What haps to day to me to morrow may to you

“All flesh is frayle, and full of ficklenesse,
Subject to fortunes chance, still chaunging new;
What haps to day to me to morrow may to you.”

— Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene

Literature

litle is both rich and wise

‘It is the mynd that maketh good or ill,
That maketh wretch or happie, rich or poore:
For some, that hath abundance at his will, 53 more words

Literature

Book Review: The Allegory of Love by C. S. Lewis (Five Stars)

Book Review: The Allegory of Love by C. S. Lewis

Five Stars out of Five

Reader beware. This book was probably C. S. Lewis at his worst: an academic tome about his day job written in 1936, long before he’d reached his peak as a communicator. 726 more words

Book Reviews

Inheritance: The Tradition of Using Forms in Poetry

I have been studying poetry intensely for the past four years of my life. I can say, with finality, I will be studying, celebrating it, and writing it until I die. 583 more words