Edmund Spenser Quotes (147 quotes)
“Nothing under heaven so strongly doth allure the sense of man, and all his mind possess, as beauty's love.”
The Faerie Queene (1590)
“This iron world brings down the stoutest hearts to lowest state; for misery doth bravest minds abate.”
Mother Hubberd's Tale (1578)
Another [Epitaph] of the Same, line 20 (1586).
“I hate the day, because it lendeth light
To see all things, but not my love to see.”
Daphnaida, v. 407; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
“One day I wrote her name upon the strand, But came the waves and washed it away; Agayne I wrote it with a second hand, But came the tyde and made my paynes his prey.”
Complete Works of Edmund Spenser (Macmillan, 1869), p. 584, "Sonnets"
Canto 8, stanza 2. - The Faerie Queene (1589-1596)
The Works of Spenser: In Six Volumes. With a Glossary Explaining the Old and Obscure Words. To which is Prefix'd the Life of the Author, and an Essay on Allegorical Poetry, by Mr. Hughes. ... (1750 edition)
The works of Mr. [i.e. Mister] Edmund Spenser (1973 edition)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsEdmund Spenser
Died: January 13, 1599 (aged 47)
Bio: Edmund Spenser 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 one of the greatest poets in the English language.
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