The Poetry of Edmund Spenser: A Study

By William Nelson | Go to book overview

Notes

Prince of Poets
1.
The principal facts concerning Spenser's life are assembled by F. I Carpenter , A Reference Guide to Edmund Spenser ( Chicago, 1923), D. F. Atkinson, Edmund Spenser, a Bibliographical Supplement ( Baltimore, 1937), and A. C. Judson, The Life of Edmund Spenser ( Baltimore, 1945). The reader is referred to these works for documentation not provided by the notes.
2.
See Douglas Hamer, "Edmund Spenser's Gown and Shilling," Review of English Studies, XXIII ( 1947), 218-25. Hamer concludes that the gift of the gown and shilling was not made "because of either scholastic or real poverty" (p. 225).
3.
Although the identity of the Edmund Spenser who was married on that date remains uncertain, the argument for his being the poet seems to me strong. See Judson, Life, pp. 62-63, and Mark Eccles, "Elizabethan Edmund Spensers," Modern Language Quarterly, V ( 1944), 423-27.
4.
W. A. Ringler, Jr., in "Spenser, Shakespeare, Honor, and Worship," Renaissance News, XIV ( 1961), 159-61, argues that Spenser originally intended to dedicate the poem to Leicester himself.
5.
It is possible that Spenser had been in Ireland before, in 1577, for the speaker who expresses his ideas in A Vewe of the Present State of Irelande describes an event of that year as in eyewitness. See Judson, Life, p. 46. The poet may have been employed on other government missions even while he was a student at Cambridge. A bill dated October 18, 1569, is signed to one "Edmonde Spencer" as bearer of letters to the Queen from Sir Henry Norris, English ambassador to France at Tours ( Carpenter, Reference Guide, p. 13). Eccles, Modern Language Quarterly, V, 415, is inclined to think the messenger was the poet.

-315-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Poetry of Edmund Spenser: A Study
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xiii
  • Prince of Poets 1
  • Colin Clout 30
  • The World's Vanity 64
  • Love Creating 84
  • That True Glorious Type 116
  • The Legend of Holinesse the Cup and the Serpent 147
  • The Legend of Temperaunce - Prays-Desire and Shamefastnesse 178
  • The Legend of Chastitie Maid and Woman 204
  • The Legend of Friendship the Hermaphrodite Venus 236
  • The Legend of Justice the Idol and the Crocodile 256
  • The Legend of Courtesie - The Rose Revealed 276
  • Cantos of Mutabilitie the Ever-Whirling Wheel 296
  • Notes 315
  • Index 337
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 350

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.