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Spen·ser(spĕn′sər), Edmund 1552?-1599.
English poet known chiefly for his allegorical epic romance The Faerie Queene (1590-1596). His other works include the pastoral Shepeardes Calendar (1579) and the lyrical marriage poem Epithalamion (1595).
Spen·se′ri·an (spĕn-sîr′ē-ən) adj.
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(Biography) Edmund. ?1552–99, English poet celebrated for The Faerie Queene (1590; 1596), an allegorical romance. His other verse includes the collection of eclogues The Shephearde's Calendar (1579) and the marriage poem Epithalamion (1594)
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Edmund, c1552–99, English poet.
Spen•se′ri•an (-ˈsɪər i ən) n., adj.
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