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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16th Century In Literature - New Poetry
1577 Nicholas 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 ...
Edmund Spenser - List of Works
... Jan 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 The Shepheardes ... 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 ...

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    Strange thing me seemd to see a beast so wyld,
    So goodly wonne with her owne will beguyld.
    Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)

    Ye learned sisters which have oftentimes
    Beene to me ayding, others to adorne:
    Whom ye thought worthy of your gracefull rymes,
    That even the greatest did not greatly scorne
    To heare theyr names sung in your simple layes,
    —Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)