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  Edmund Spenser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spenser is a controversial figure due to his zeal for the destruction of the Irish culture.
Spenser was born circa 1552, and educated in London at the Merchant Taylors' School.
Spenser was driven from his home by Irish rebels during the Nine Years War in 1598.
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 EDMUND SPENSER - LoveToKnow Article on EDMUND SPENSER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Spenser had too strong a genius not to make his own individuality felt in any form that he attempted, and his buoyant dexterity in handling various schemes of verse must always afford delight to the connoisseur in such things.
Spenser was appointed secretary to the lord-deputy of Ireland in i~8o.
Spensers View of the State of Ireland drawn up after fourteen years experience, but first printed in 1633 by Sir James Ware, who complains of Spensers harshness and inadequate knowledge (History of Ireland, appendix), is not the work of a gentle dreamer, but of an energetic and shrewd public official.
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 Spenser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spenser (played by Robert Urich) and his girlfriend Susan Silverman (played by Barbara Stock) on the former television series, Spenser: For Hire.
Spenser (he never reveals his first name) is a fictional character in a series of detective novels by American mystery writer Robert B. Parker.
Spenser is a private eye in the mold of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe, a smart-mouthed tough guy with a heart of gold.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Edmund Spenser
Edmund Spenser came to Ireland in the 1570s, during the Elizabethan re-conquest of the country, hoping to acquire land and wealth there.
From 1579 to 1580, he served with the English forces during the second of the Desmond Rebellions, and afterwards was awarded lands in Cork that had been confiscated from the rebels.
Ironically, Spenser was driven from his home by Irish rebels during the Nine Years War in 1598.
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 Edmund Spenser
Spenser was appointed secretary to the lord-deputy of Ireland in 1580 and was one of the band of adventurers who, with mixed motives of love of excitement, patriotism, piety and hopes of forfeited estates, accompanied Lord Arthur Grey of Wilton to Ireland to aid in the suppression of Desmond's rebellion.
Spenser's View of the State of Ireland drawn up after fourteen years' experience, but first printed in 1633 by Sir James Ware, who complains of Spenser's harshness and inadequate knowledge, is not the work of a gentle dreamer, but of an energetic and shrewd public official.
The ethical purpose is distinctive of the poem as a whole; it was foremost in Spenser's mind when he conceived the scheme of the poem, and present with him as he built up and articulated the skeleton; it was in this respect that he claimed to have "overpassed" his avowed models Ariosto and Tasso.
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 Malaspina Great Books - Edmund Spenser (c. 1552)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Edmund Spenser (1552-1599) was an English poet,; and a contemporary of William Shakespeare.
Spenser's Epithalamion is the most admired of its type in the English language, and was written on the occasion of his wedding to his young bride.
That Spenser, having been, in the north of England,; should have introduced here and there a touch of north country colour is natural enough, but it is not sufficient to give a character to the poems as pastoral.
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 [minstrels] from The Faerie Queen -- Edmund Spenser
Spenser was considered in his day to be the greatest of English poets, who had glorified England and its language by his long allegorical poem The Faerie Queene, just as Virgil had glorified Rome and the Latin tongue by his epic poem the Aeneid.
Spenser had a strong influence upon his immediate successors, and the sensuous features of his poetic style, as well as his nine-line stanza-form, were later admired and imitated by such poets as Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley in the Romantic period of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
In The Faerie Queene Spenser proves himself a master: picture, music, metre, story--all elements are at one with the deeper significance of his poem, providing a moral heraldry of colours, emblems, legends, folklore, and mythical allusion, all prompting deep, instinctive responses.
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 Spenser, Edmund. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
After serving as secretary to the Bishop of Rochester, Spenser was appointed in 1580 secretary to Lord Grey, lord deputy of Ireland.
In the same year Amoretti, Spenser’s sonnet sequence commemorating his courtship of Elizabeth Boyle, and Epithalamion, a beautiful and complex wedding poem in honor of his marriage in 1594, were also published.
The excellence of The Faerie Queene lies in the complexity and depth of Spenser’s moral vision and in the Spenserian stanza (nine lines, eight of iambic pentameter followed by one of iambic hexameter, rhyming ababbcbcc), which Spenser invented for his masterpiece.
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 Spenser, Edmund on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Edmund Spenser, Mary Sidney, and the Doleful Lay.(Critical Essay)
Allegory and Epic in English Renaissance Literature: Heroic Form in Sidney, Spenser, and Milton and Edmund Spenser: Essays on Culture and Allegory.
Spenser's 'Hymne in honour of beautie.'.(Edmund Spenser's poem)
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Note, too, that each time Spenser picks up the traditional device he is aware that his readers know what he is up to and inventively modifies the old devices to suit his own conception as a poet and lover.
Spenser's ability to write poetry at all, and his knowledge of the classics, can be explained only by his education at the Merchant Taylors' School, founded in 1561 for the children of tradesmen.
In addition to the "Epithalamion," which Spenser wrote for his marriage to Elizabeth Boyle, he also wrote a "Prothalamion" on commission, that is for a promissed fee, to celebrate the 1596 marriage of the Earl of Worster's two daughters.
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 Queer History and Literature
Spenser is here, of course, only obeying the literary impulse of the age towards classical reproduction." Palgrave is here, of course, only obeying the complacent moral impulse of his own age, and his comment is merely an apologetic attempt to remove the tarnish that might adhere to the work of a favourite poet.
It would in fact be more beneficial to Spenser's reputation as a highly conscious literary artisan to assume that he was aware of the ambiguity of the relationship, and left it ambiguous for a deliberate purpose.
Spenser may have been eighteen years old, Harvey may have been twenty (their respective birth dates of 1552 and 1550 are not absolutely certain).
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 History of LITERATURE IN ENGLISH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Edmund Spenser, who has the greatest lyric gift of any English poet in the two centuries since Chaucer, is a graduate of Cambridge and by inclination a humanist pedant.
Spenser himself is a close witness of the struggles of the time.
Spenser's original scheme is for twelve books, each consisting of an adventure on behalf of Gloriana by one of her knights.
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 The Edmund Spenser Home Page: Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Orn in or near 1552 to a family of modest means, Edmund Spenser was possibly the son of John Spenser, a free journeyman clothmaker resident in East Smithfield in London, though this relationship is far from certain.
Spenser was at this time, and for many years following, involved in protracted legal wrangles with Maurice Viscount Roche of Fermoy, an Old English neighbor financially and socially threatened by the incursions of the New English undertakers in the area.
Milton was later to claim Spenser as 'a better teacher than Aquinas', and generations of readers, students, and scholars have admired him for his subtle use of language, his unbounded imagination, his immense classical and religious learning, his keen understanding of moral and political philosophy, and his unerring ability to synthesize and, ultimately, to delight.
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 The Classic Text: Edmund Spenser
The avowed ‘Spenserian' poets, Browne of Tavistock and Giles and Phineas Fletcher, drew chiefly on the pastoral and allegorical romance elements in the poem.
In the later part of the century there was a serious critical vindication of Spenser's achievement [by Thomas Wharton and Bishop Hurd] who both argue that a special place in the literary pantheon should be accorded to the romantic epic of which The Faerie Queene was the prime example.
Spenser the moralist was in abeyance; it was the music of his verse and the atmosphere of fantastic enchantment that attracted most admiration.
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 [EMLS 4.2 / SI 3 (September, 1998): 7.1-26] Translated Geographies: Edmund Spenser's "The Ruines of Time"
Spenser alludes to it later in the poem claiming that the Thames has deserted the old Roman city as it faded in glory.
Spenser moves on to Rome in the next stanza, but the language is conventionally ambiguous as to whether it refers to the Roman Empire of antiquity or to the fallen Roman Church.
In Spenser, the emergent sense of national identity that is the stuff of imitatio, is heavily ironised in its failure to materialise.
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 Criticism: Shepheards Devises: Edmund Spenser's 'Shepheardes Calendar' and the Institutions of Elizabeth Society. - ...
He argues that Spenser's pastoral poem be seen as a radical, oppositionist work that critiques the "regime" of Elizabeth and two hierarchical institutions of Elizabethan society, the Church and Court.
Above all, it is human agency that Lane wants to reclaim for Spenser, and his project thus becomes one of demonstrating that Spenser responds to the circulating discourses of Elizabethan ideology and challenges that ideology by "using the same resources it draws on to reach very different conclusions" (74).
In the May eclogue, the metaphor of motherly care is deflated in the fables of a mother goat who abandons her kid for the pursuit of pleasure, unrealistically expecting admonition to serve in place of education, and the mother ape who inadvertently suffocates her "youngling" in a desire to embrace him too closely.
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 Edmund Spenser --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Spenser originally planned the work in 12 books, each to depict a particular moral virtue in a knight, but he completed only six.
Edmund Spenser, also active in public service, was much more the professional man of letters than Wyatt or Sidney.
The poem reflects the influence of the poet Edmund Spenser.
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 Contemporary Review: Edmund Spenser: the boyhood of a poet.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Edmund Spenser spent his boyhood as a poor student in London's Merchant Taylor School despite his wealthy background.
Spenser's impoverished childhood is believed to have contributed considerably to his transformation into a sensitive poet in his later years.
EDMUND Spenser was born in 1553, the waning year of both King Edward VI and the English Reformation.
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 mspenser
Spenser's poem "The Ruins of Time" is concerned with a long lament over the old city of Verulam, the site of St. Albans, where Francis spent much of his time as a child.
In "Spenser's Faerie Queene-The World of Glass" Kathleen Williams demonstrates that the authors image of the whole work was that of a glass globe in which was reflected in miniature the image of the great globe.
In his poems Spenser claims a relation with the family of the Spencers of Althorpe, and dedicates several poems to the daughters of Sir John Spencer, the then head of the family.
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 Edmund Spenser: Biography of Edmund Spenser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
EDMUND SPENSER, one of the chief literary ornaments of the great Elizabethan period, was born in London, in the year 1553.
What portion of Spenser's after-life was passed in England, what in Ireland, we do not know.
Spenser takes admitted rank as one of the very greatest of British poets; and his chief work, The Faery Queen, written in that stateliest of English measures, since known by the name of its inventor, is a masterpiece of opulent genius.
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 Cordula's Web. Edmund Spenser
Some of Edmund Spenser's works from Project Gutenberg.
Edmund Spenser's section in the DMOZ Open Directory.
Edmund Spenser should not be confused with Herbert Spencer, the philosopher who originated Social Darwinism.
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 Edmund Spenser and the Faerie Queen
The teacher shares with students that Edmund Spenser is often cited as the Elizabethan poet who first fashioned the sonnet and the sonnet sequence or sonnet series.
The teacher then shares that Edmund Spenser began an epic poem which may serve as an excellent example of all that the Renaissance embodied.
Spenser used complex plot lines and symbolic characters to further a moral message.
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 SPENSER, EDMUND (c. 155... - Online Information article about SPENSER, EDMUND (c. 155...
pedant; but it is clear that Spenser, who had sense enough not to be led astray by his eccentricities, received active and generous help from him and probably not a little literary stimulus.
golden-haired " widow's daughter of the glen "—was fortunately reserved to yield delight to the ingenious curiosity of a later age.' On the subject of Spenser's obligations the glosse " is very misleading.
Ware, who complains of Spenser's harshness and inadequate know-ledge (History of Ireland, appendix), is not the work of a gentle dreamer, but of an energetic and shrewd public See also:
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 Proposal for a new edition of the works of Edmund Spenser
Scholars who seek to situate Spenser's literary and professional career within the history of English colonial ideology and practice require reliable editions of the prose tracts on Ireland to supplement their reading of (for example) Book V of The Faerie Queene.
The edition would thus be the first attempt to assemble Spenser s works as a chronological series of printed historical documents, beginning with the 1569 edition of A Theatre for Worldlings (not the usual 1579 Shepheardes Calender), and ending with the 1633 edition of the View.
Finally, because of Spenser's standing as a major author in the English and Continental tradition, the edition would be a significant contribution to Western letters.
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 Resources for the Study of Edmund Spenser
Hamilton, A. "On Annotating Spenser's Faerie Queene: A New Approach to the Poem." In Richard C. Frushell and Bernard J. Vondersmith, eds., Contemporary Thought on Edmund Spenser.
Edmund Spenser's Amoretti and Epithalamion : A Critical Edition.
A Concordance to the Poems of Edmund Spenser.
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 Poet: Edmund Spenser - All poems of Edmund Spenser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Edmund was the eldest son of John Spenser, a Lancastrian gentleman by birth who had become a journeyman of the Merchant Taylors' Company.
Orn in or near 1552 to a family of modest means, Edmund Spenser was possibly the...
Edmund Spenser, Renaissance English poet, author of 'Faerie Queene';.
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 Edmund Spenser -- Sonnet 75 -- info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the sixteenth century he came to be seen as an individual, unlike every other man. This individualism is reflected in Elizabethan poetry, of which Edmund Spenser is one of the greatest representatives.
The situation is therefore a general one, but Spenser handles it in such a way as to make it intimately personal.
Spenser's perfect handling of vowels and the wavelike rhythm of his poem can only be appreciated when the sonnet is read aloud so as to bring out its melody.
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