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Edmund Spenser

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One day I wrote her name upon the strand, But came the waves and washèd it away: Again I wrote it with a second hand, But came the tide, and made my pains his prey.

— Edmund Spenser

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Ah! when will this long weary day have end, And lende me leave to come unto my love? - Epithalamion

— Edmund Spenser

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Aye me, how many perils do enfold The righteous man, to make him daily fall? Were not, that heavenly grace doth him uphold, And steadfast truth acquite him out of all.

— Edmund Spenser

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Yet gold all is not, that doth gold seem, Nor all good knights, that shake well spear and shield: The worth of all men by their end esteem, And then praise, or due reproach them yield.

— Edmund Spenser

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Why then should witless man so much misweene That nothing is but that which he hath seene?

— Edmund Spenser

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Each goodly thing is hardest to begin.

— Edmund Spenser

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Gold all is not that doth golden seem.

— Edmund Spenser

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I was promised on a time - to have reason for my rhyme; From that time unto this season, I received nor rhyme nor reason.

— Edmund Spenser

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Her angel's face, As the great eye of heaven shined bright, And made a sunshine in the shady place.

— Edmund Spenser

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Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life does greatly please.

— Edmund Spenser

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Although it has been highly regarded as a polemical piece of prose and valued as a historical source on 16th century Ireland the View is seen today as genocidal in intent. Influences and influenced
Though Spenser was well read in classical literature scholars have noted that his poetry does not rehash tradition but rather is distinctly his. His castle at Kilcolman was burned and Ben Jonson (who may have had private information) asserted that one of his infant children died in the blaze.

Edmund Spenser (c. 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. 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.

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