There within the gray stone walls of the old ivy-covered castle Spenser read the first part of his book, the Faery Queen, to Raleigh.
Queen Elizabeth received Spenser kindly, and was so delighted with the Faery Queen that she ordered Lord Burleigh to pay the poet 100 pounds a year.
But it is to be doubted whether any one liked reading them so much as he liked writing them--say, some time in the years 1893 and 1894, in a New York flat, where he could look from his lofty windows over two miles and a half of woodland in Central Park, and halloo his fancy wherever he chose in that faery
realm of books which he re-entered in reminiscences perhaps too fond at times, and perhaps always too eager for the reader's following.
The resolute din, the unresting motion of the great stones, giving her a dim, delicious awe as at the presence of an uncontrollable force; the meal forever pouring, pouring; the fine white powder softening all surfaces, and making the very spidernets look like a faery
lace-work; the sweet, pure scent of the meal,--all helped to make Maggie feel that the mill was a little world apart from her outside every-day life.
In imagination she sailed over storied seas that wash the distant shining shores of "faery
lands forlorn," where lost Atlantis and Elysium lie, with the evening star for pilot, to the land of Heart's Desire.
And at a stately sideboard, by the wine, That fragrant smell diffused, in order stood Tall stripling youths rich-clad, of fairer hue Than Ganymed or Hylas; distant more, Under the trees now tripped, now solemn stood, Nymphs of Diana's train, and Naiades With fruits and flowers from Amalthea's horn, And ladies of the Hesperides, that seemed Fairer than feigned of old, or fabled since Of faery
damsels met in forest wide By knights of Logres, or of Lyones, Lancelot, or Pelleas, or Pellenore.
On one side, there were the variegated tints of collared and marbled meats, set off by bright green leaves, the pale brown of glazed pies, the rich tones of sauces and bottled fruits enclosed in their veil of glass-- altogether a sight to bring tears into the eyes of a Dutch painter; and on the other, there was a predominance of the more delicate hues of pink, and white, and yellow, and buff, in the abundant lozenges, candies, sweet biscuits and icings, which to the eyes of a bilious person might easily have been blended into a faery
landscape in Turner's latest style.
The Bay of Naples was never so divine, and he wrote of "faery
lands forlorn," as though the poetry sprang unbidden to his pen.
Some 5,000 ducks were released into the Allan Water from the Faery
Bridge at 1pm, eagerly watched by people who had sponsored ducks and were hoping to be one of the 25 prize-winners.
Storm Faerywolf is a professional author, teacher, warlock, priest, and initiate of the Faery
tradition of witchcraft.
San Diego, CA, August 21, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Meet the author of award-winning philosophical fantasy novels Faery
Sight, Cradle Gift, Nahia, and other supernatural tales, including the upcoming Seven Ghostly Spins; a collection of paranormal tales, slated for publication on All Souls Day 2018.
In the summer of 1750, Eric Grayson discovers his wife of ten years is a faery
spy, a member of a treacherous race the British (and the Grayson family in particular) have hunted and reviled for many years.