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112: Going to the War

What a winter we had that year.  For many a day Linkin and I scarce stirred from our hearth.

Small wonder that we had no newes but what our master brought.   1,007 more words

The Snow Queene, Book I, Canto II

For the first time in forever, I’m posting a new canto!  The second canto (chapter) of Book I of The Snow Queene is now available.  If you love Anna as much as I do, you’ll like this canto, because she’s the narrator.


111:  Linkin Makes his Report

When I saw Linkin, I told him he would not believe what I’d read in the Irish book.

He told me I would not believe what he’d learnt in the master’s chamber. 979 more words

The Faerie Queene Book 2 part 3

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Guyon leaves, and King A stays to fight because armies of WEIRD GOBLIN THINGS are ARRAYING CRUELL BATTLE UPON the House of Temperance, but naturally King A fights them off like the paragon of manliness that he is. 798 more words


The Faerie Queene Book 2 part 2

After defeating the brothers, King A tells Guyon that he has been on a quest to find the Faerie Queene. I was also thinking that, because the Faerie Queene is supposed to represent Queen Elizabeth, hopefully some very awkward allegorical romance would result. 694 more words


The Faerie Queene Book 2

I knew absolutely nothing about The Faerie Queene except that a) it was written in an archaizing style and b) Keats liked it. Since reading this poem turned out to be an excellent life decision, clearly this logic should be how I choose my reading from now on. 708 more words


Poem of the Week

Amoretti I: Happy ye leaves when as those lilly hands

by Edmund Spenser

Happy ye leaves when as those lilly hands,
Which hold my life in their dead doing might… 96 more words

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