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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

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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


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

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