Edmund Spenser (1552 - 13 January 1599 / London / England)
Edmund Spenser was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognised as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and one of the greatest poets in the English language.
Edmund Spenser was born in East Smithfield, London around the year 1552 though there is some ambiguity as to the exact date of his birth. As a young boy, he was educated in London at the Merchant Taylors' School and matriculated as a sizar at Pembroke College, Cambridge. While at Cambridge he became a friend of Gabriel Harvey, and later consulted him, despite their ... more »
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- A Ditty
- A Hymn In Honour Of Beauty
- A Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty
- Amoretti III: The Sovereign Beauty
- Amoretti LXVII: Like as a Huntsman
- Amoretti LXVIII: Most Glorious Lord of L...
- Amoretti LXXIV: Most Happy Letters
- Amoretti LXXIX: Men Call you Fair
- Amoretti LXXV: One Day I Wrote Her Name
- Amoretti XXII: This Holy Season
- An Hymn In Honour Of Beauty
- An Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty
- An Hymne In Honour Of Love
- An Hymne of Heavenly Love
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''Like as the culver on the bared boughEdmund Spenser (1552?-1599), British poet. Amoretti; LXXXIX. Like as the culver (l. 1-2). . . The Complete Poetical Works of Spenser. R. E. Neil D...
Sits mourning for the absence of her mate,''
''Dark is my day whiles her fair light I miss,Edmund Spenser (1552?-1599), British poet. Amoretti; LXXXIX. Like as the culver (l. 13-14). . . The Complete Poetical Works of Spenser. R. E. Neil...
And dead my life, that wants such lively bliss.''
''Dark is the world, where your light shined never;Edmund Spenser (1552?-1599), British poet. Amoretti; V. More than most fair (l. 13-14). . . The Complete Poetical Works of Spenser. R. E. Neil Dod...
Well is he born, that may behold you ever.''
But angels come to lead frail minds to restEdmund Spenser (1552?-1599), British poet. Amoretti; VIII. More than most fair (l. 7-10). . . The Complete Poetical Works of Spenser. R. E. Neil D...
In chaste desires, on heavenly beauty bound.
You frame my thoughts, and fashion me within;
You stop my tongue, and teach my heart to sp...
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