Tag: Edmund Spenser poems
Ice And Fire by Edmund Spenser

Ice And Fire by Edmund Spenser

My love is like to ice, and I to fire: How comes it then that this her cold so great Is not dissolved through my so hot desire, But harder grows the more I her entreat? Or how ...

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My Love Is Like To Ice by Edmund Spenser

My Love Is Like To Ice by Edmund Spenser

My love is like to ice, and I to fire: How comes it then that this her cold so great Is not dissolved through my so hot desire, But harder grows the more I her entreat? Or how ...

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Colin Clouts Come Home Againe by Edmund Spenser

Colin Clouts Come Home Againe by Edmund Spenser

Colin Clouts Come Home Againe THe shepheards boy (best knowen by that name) That after Tityrus first sung his lay, Laies of sweet loue, without rebuke or blame, Sate (as his ...

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Amoretti Lxxv: One Day I Wrote Her Name by Edmund Spenser

Amoretti Lxxv: One Day I Wrote Her Name by Edmund Spenser

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

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Poem 21 by Edmund Spenser

Poem 21 by Edmund Spenser

WHo is the same, which at my window peepes?Or whose is that faire face, that shines so bright,Is it not Cinthia, she that neuer sleepes,But walkes about high heauen al the night?O ...

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Mutability by Edmund Spenser

Mutability by Edmund Spenser

When I bethink me on that speech whilere,Of Mutability, and well it weigh:Me seems,that though she all unworthy wereOf the Heav'ns Rule; yet very sooth to say,In all things else ...

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Sonnet Lviii By Her That Is Most Assured To Her Selfe by Edmund Spenser

Sonnet Lviii By Her That Is Most Assured To Her Selfe by Edmund Spenser

WEake is th'assurance that weake flesh reposeth,In her owne powre and scorneth others ayde:that soonest fals when as she most supposeth,her selfe assurd, and is of nought ...

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Astrophel by Edmund Spenser

Astrophel by Edmund Spenser

A Pastorall Elegie vpon the death of the most Noble and valorous Knight, Sir Philip Sidney.Dedicated To the most beautifull and vertuous Ladie, the Countesse of Essex. Shepheards ...

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So Let Us Love by Edmund Spenser

So Let Us Love by Edmund Spenser

Most glorious Lord of life! that on this dayDidst make thy triumph over death and sin,And having harrowed hell, didst bring awayCaptivity thence captive, us to win:This joyous ...

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A Hymn In Honour Of Beauty by Edmund Spenser

A Hymn In Honour Of Beauty by Edmund Spenser

Ah whither, Love, wilt thou now carry me?What wontless fury dost thou now inspireInto my feeble breast, too full of thee?Whilst seeking to aslake thy raging fire,Thou in me ...

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Amoretti Lxxix: Men Call You Fair by Edmund Spenser

Amoretti Lxxix: Men Call You Fair by Edmund Spenser

Men call you fair, and you do credit it, For that your self ye daily such do see: But the true fair, that is the gentle wit, And vertuous mind, is much more prais'd of ...

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Amoretti Lxvii: Like As A Huntsman by Edmund Spenser

Amoretti Lxvii: Like As A Huntsman by Edmund Spenser

Like as a huntsman after weary chase,Seeing the game from him escap'd away,Sits down to rest him in some shady place,With panting hounds beguiled of their prey:So after long ...

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Epithalamion by Edmund Spenser

Epithalamion by Edmund Spenser

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 ...

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Poem 24 by Edmund Spenser

Poem 24 by Edmund Spenser

SOng made in lieu of many ornaments,With which my loue should duly haue bene dect,Which cutting off through hasty accidents,Ye would not stay your dew time to expect,But promist ...

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Poem 1 by Edmund Spenser

Poem 1 by Edmund Spenser

YE learned sisters which haue oftentimesbeene to me ayding, others to adorne:Whom ye thought worthy of your gracefull rymes,That euen the greatest did not greatly scorneTo heare ...

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A Ditty by Edmund Spenser

A Ditty by Edmund Spenser

In praise of Eliza, Queen of the Shepherds SEE where she sits upon the grassie greene, (O seemely sight!) Yclad in Scarlot, like a mayden Queene, And ermines white: Upon her ...

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Easter by Edmund Spenser

Easter by Edmund Spenser

MOST glorious Lord of Lyfe! that, on this day, Didst make Thy triumph over death and sin; And, having harrowd hell, didst bring away Captivity thence captive, us to win: This ...

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Sonnet 54 by Edmund Spenser

Sonnet 54 by Edmund Spenser

Of this worlds theatre in which we stay,My love like the spectator ydly sitsBeholding me that all the pageants play,Disguysing diversly my troubled wits.Sometimes I joy when glad ...

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Ice And Fire by Edmund Spenser

Ice And Fire by Edmund Spenser

My love is like to ice, and I to fire:How comes it then that this her cold so greatIs not dissolved through my so hot desire,But harder grows the more I her entreat?Or how comes ...

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Amoretti Iii: The Sovereign Beauty by Edmund Spenser

Amoretti Iii: The Sovereign Beauty by Edmund Spenser

The sovereign beauty which I do admire,Witness the world how worthy to be praised:The light whereof hath kindled heavenly fireIn my frail spirit, by her from baseness raised;That ...

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An Hymn In Honour Of Beauty by Edmund Spenser

An Hymn In Honour Of Beauty by Edmund Spenser

AH whither, Love, wilt thou now carry me? What wontless fury dost thou now inspire Into my feeble breast, too full of thee? Whilst seeking to aslake thy raging fire, ...

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The Faerie Queene, Book Iii, Canto Vi by Edmund Spenser

The Faerie Queene, Book Iii, Canto Vi by Edmund Spenser

THE THIRD BOOKE OF THE FAERIE QUEENEContayningTHE LEGENDE OF BRITOMARTISOR OF CHASTITIECANTO VI The birth of faire Belphoebe and Of Amoret is told. The Gardins of ...

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Amoretti Xxii: This Holy Season by Edmund Spenser

Amoretti Xxii: This Holy Season by Edmund Spenser

This holy season, fit to fast and pray, Men to devotion ought to be inclin'd: Therefore I likewise on so holy day, For my sweet saint some service fit will find. Her ...

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Sonnet Lv by Edmund Spenser

Sonnet Lv by Edmund Spenser

SO oft as I her beauty doe behold,And therewith doe her cruelty compare:I maruaile of what substance was the mouldthe which her made attonce so cruell faire.Not earth; for her ...

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Sonnet Ix by Edmund Spenser

Sonnet Ix by Edmund Spenser

LOng-while I sought to what I might comparethose powrefull eies, which lighte my dark spright,yet find I nought on earth to which I dareresemble th'ymage of their goodly light.Not ...

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The Faerie Queene: Book I, Canto I by Edmund Spenser

The Faerie Queene: Book I, Canto I by Edmund Spenser

THE FIRST BOOKE OF THE FAERIE QUEENEContayningTHE LEGENDE OF THE KNIGHT OF THERED CROSSE, OR OF HOLINESSEProemi Lo I the man, whose Muse whilome did maske, As time her taught ...

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The Shepheardes Calender: April by Edmund Spenser

The Shepheardes Calender: April by Edmund Spenser

APRILL: ?gloga QuartaTHENOT & HOBBINOLL Tell me good Hobbinoll, what garres thee greete? What? hath some Wolfe thy tender Lambes ytorne? Or is thy Bagpype broke, that ...

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The Tamed Deer by Edmund Spenser

The Tamed Deer by Edmund Spenser

Like as a huntsman after weary chaseSeeing the game from him escaped away,Sits down to rest him in some shady place,With panting hounds beguiled of their prey:So, after long ...

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An Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty by Edmund Spenser

An Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty by Edmund Spenser

Rapt with the rage of mine own ravish'd thought, Through contemplation of those goodly sights, And glorious images in heaven wrought, Whose wondrous beauty, breathing ...

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Prothalamion by Edmund Spenser

Prothalamion by Edmund Spenser

Calm was the day, and through the trembling airSweet-breathing Zephyrus did softly playA gentle spirit, that lightly did delayHot Titan's beams, which then did glister fair;When I ...

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A Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty by Edmund Spenser

A Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty by Edmund Spenser

Rapt with the rage of mine own ravish'd thought,Through contemplation of those goodly sights,And glorious images in heaven wrought,Whose wondrous beauty, breathing sweet ...

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The Faerie Queene, Book Vi, Canto X by Edmund Spenser

The Faerie Queene, Book Vi, Canto X by Edmund Spenser

THE SIXTE BOOKE OF THE FAERIE QUEENEContayningTHE LEGEND OF S. CALIDOREOR OF COURTESIECANTO X Calidore sees the Graces daunce, To Colins melody: The whiles his ...

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Amoretti Lxviii: Most Glorious Lord Of Life by Edmund Spenser

Amoretti Lxviii: Most Glorious Lord Of Life by Edmund Spenser

Most glorious Lord of life, that on this day, Didst make thy triumph over death and sin: And having harrow'd hell, didst bring away Captivity thence captive, us to win: ...

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Sonnet Xv by Edmund Spenser

Sonnet Xv by Edmund Spenser

YE tradefull Merchants that with weary toyle,do seeke most pretious things to make your gain:and both the Indias of their treasures spoile,what needeth you to seeke so farre in ...

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Amoretti Lxxiv: Most Happy Letters by Edmund Spenser

Amoretti Lxxiv: Most Happy Letters by Edmund Spenser

Most happy letters, fram'd by skilful trade,With which that happy name was first design'd:The which three times thrice happy hath me made,With gifts of body, fortune, and of ...

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Sonnet Lvii by Edmund Spenser

Sonnet Lvii by Edmund Spenser

SWeet warriour when shall I haue peace with you?High time it is, this warre now ended were:which I no lenger can endure to sue,ne your incessant battry more to beare:So weake my ...

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Sonnet 75 by Edmund Spenser

Sonnet 75 by Edmund Spenser

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 pray."Vayne man," ...

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Sonnet Lxvii by Edmund Spenser

Sonnet Lxvii by Edmund Spenser

Lyke as a huntsman after weary chace,Seeing the game from him escapt away:sits downe to rest him in some shady place,with panting hounds beguiled of their pray.So after long ...

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The Faerie Queene, Book I, Canto Iv (Excerpts) by Edmund Spenser

The Faerie Queene, Book I, Canto Iv (Excerpts) by Edmund Spenser

CANTO IIII To sinfull house of Pride, Duessa guides the faithfull knight, Where brothers death to wreak Sansjoy doth chalenge him to fight.i Young knight, what ever ...

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The Teares Of The Muses by Edmund Spenser

The Teares Of The Muses by Edmund Spenser

Rehearse to me ye sacred Sisters nine:The golden brood of great Apolloes wit,Those piteous plaints and sorrowful sad tine,Which late ye powred forth as ye did sitBeside the siluer ...

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Sonnet I by Edmund Spenser

Sonnet I by Edmund Spenser

HAppy ye leaues when as those lilly hands,which hold my life in their dead doing mightshall handle you and hold in loues soft bands,lyke captiues trembling at the victors ...

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Sonnet Xxxiiii by Edmund Spenser

Sonnet Xxxiiii by Edmund Spenser

Lyke as a ship that through the Ocean wyde,by conduct of some star doth make her way.whenas a storme hath dimd her trusty guyde.out of her course doth wander far astray:So I whose ...

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Sonnet Xx by Edmund Spenser

Sonnet Xx by Edmund Spenser

IN vaine I seeke and sew to her for grace,and doe myne humbled hart before her poure:the whiles her foot she in my necke doth place,and tread my life downe in the lowly floure.And ...

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Sonnet Lxi by Edmund Spenser

Sonnet Lxi by Edmund Spenser

THe glorious image of the makers beautie,My souerayne faynt, the Idoll of my thought,dare not henceforth aboue the bounds of dewtie,t'accuse of pride, or rashly blame for ...

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Poem 19 by Edmund Spenser

Poem 19 by Edmund Spenser

LEt no lamenting cryes, nor dolefull teares,Be heard all night within nor yet without:Ne let false whispers breeding hidden feares,Breake gentle sleepe with misconceiued dout.Let ...

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Whilst It Is Prime by Edmund Spenser

Whilst It Is Prime by Edmund Spenser

FRESH Spring, the herald of loves mighty king, In whose cote-armour richly are displayd All sorts of flowers, the which on earth do spring, In goodly colours gloriously arrayd-- ...

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Sonnet Xiii by Edmund Spenser

Sonnet Xiii by Edmund Spenser

IN that proud port, which her so goodly graceth,whiles her faire face she reares vp to the skie:and to the ground her eie lids low embaseth,most goodly temperature ye may ...

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Sonnet Lxxxvi by Edmund Spenser

Sonnet Lxxxvi by Edmund Spenser

VEnemous toung tipt with vile adders sting,Of that selfe kynd with which the Furies telltheyr snaky heads doe combe, from which a springof poysoned words and spitefull speeches ...

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Ruins Of Rome, By Bellay by Edmund Spenser

Ruins Of Rome, By Bellay by Edmund Spenser

1 Ye heavenly spirits, whose ashy cinders lie Under deep ruins, with huge walls opprest, But not your praise, the which shall never die Through your fair verses, ne in ashes rest; ...

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Sonnet Xliii by Edmund Spenser

Sonnet Xliii by Edmund Spenser

SHall I then silent be or shall I speake?And if I speake, her wrath renew I shall:and if I silent be, my hart will breake,or choked be with ouerflowing gall.What tyranny is this ...

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