Who is Edmund Spenser?

  • (noun): English poet who wrote an allegorical romance celebrating Elizabeth I in the Spenserian stanza (1552-1599).
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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.

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Edmund Spenser - List of Works
... van der Noodt's A theatre for Worldlings, including poems translated into English by Spenser from French sources, published by Henry Bynneman in London 1579 ... 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 published in James Ware's ...
16th Century In Literature - New Poetry
... 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 Philip Sidney - Arcadia Edmund Spenser - The Faerie Queene ...

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    Dark is the world, where your light shined never;
    Well is he born, that may behold you ever.
    Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)

    “Of fayre Elisa be your silver song,
    That blessed wight:
    The flowre of virgins, may shee florish long
    In princely plight.
    —Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)