Edmund Spenser

Edmund Spenser (c. 1552 – 13 January 1599) 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 is considered one of the greatest poets in the English language.

Read more about Edmund Spenser:  Life, Poetry, The Faerie Queene, A View of The Present State of Ireland, Shorter Poems, The Spenserian Stanza and Sonnet, Influences and Influenced, List of Works

Other articles related to "edmund spenser, spenser":

Edmund Spenser - List of Works
... including poems translated into English by Spenser from French sources, published by Henry Bynneman in London 1579 The Shepheardes Calender, published under the pseudonym "Immerito" (entered into ... of The Fairie Queene 1611 First folio edition of Spenser's collected works 1633 A vewe of the present state of Irelande a prose treatise on the reformation of Ireland, first ...
16th Century In Literature - New Poetry
... Breton - The Works of a Young Wit and A Flourish upon Fancy 1579 Edmund Spenser - The Shepherd's Calendar 1582 Thomas Watson - Hekatompathia or Passionate Century of Love 1590 Sir ...

Famous quotes by edmund spenser:

    More than most fair, full of the living fire,
    Kindled above unto the Maker near;
    Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)

    Happy ye leaves! whenas those lily hands,
    Which hold my life in their dead-doing might,
    Shall handle you, and hold in love’s soft bands,
    Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)

    The snow, which doth the top of Pindus strew,
    Did never whiter shew,
    Nor Jove himself, when he a swan would be
    For love of Leda, whiter did appear:
    Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)

    Most glorious Lord of life! that, on this day,
    Didst make thy triumph over death and sin;
    And, having harrowed hell, didst bring away
    Captivity thence captive, us to win:
    Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)

    Such is the power of love in gentle mind,
    That it can alter all the course of kind.
    Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)