Edmund Spenser

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Noun1.Edmund Spenser - English poet who wrote an allegorical romance celebrating Elizabeth I in the Spenserian stanza (1552-1599)Edmund Spenser - English poet who wrote an allegorical romance celebrating Elizabeth I in the Spenserian stanza (1552-1599)
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And foremost among them comes Edmund Spenser, for "the glory of the new literature broke in England with Edmund Spenser.
Tale Edition of the Shorter Poems of Edmund Spenser.
Ever since Edmund Spenser completed The Faerie Queene on the eve of the sixteenth century, it has held a place in the literary canon as one of the greatest works of the English language.
The major contribution of Mann's book comes in her five beautifully conceived and elegantly written chapters on major writers from Edmund Spenser to Margaret Cavendish.
The volume is replete with typos, with the same (well-known) author's name spelled in different ways (sometimes only a page apart): John Stow becomes Stowe and then Stow again; Edmund Spenser becomes Spencer (and indeed, a sentence about him and Sir Philip Sidney at p.
Echoing the pastoral idylls of Edmund Spenser and Robert Herrick are miniature shepherd's crook hair pins for a girl wishing to pose as a 'faire shepherdess'.
What's more, it has been proved beyond doubt that Arthur's grandfather, the Renaissance poet Longstaffe de Routledge wrote The Faerie Queen, not Edmund Spenser, as long believed.
OPPORTUNITY, Edmund Spenser told us, is like a hag with only a forelock.
2) With an expansive dramaturgy, the improbable conjecture that Shakespeare encountered in Edmund Spenser in Ireland in 1598, and a running time of three and a quarter hours, the premiere of Mutabilitie taxed most London reviewers to the point of invective.
particular one was composed by the poet Edmund Spenser (1552-99) for his epic Faerie Queene (1590 & 1596).
In his prefacing letter to Walter Raleigh in the 1590 version of The Faerie Queene, Edmund Spenser claims that the purpose of his "darke conceit" is "to fashion a gentleman, or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline.