A Biography of Edmund Spenser

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Author: John W. Hales
Language: English
Wordcount: 25,070 / 80 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.4
LoC Category: CT
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Genre: Biography

From the Macmillan Globe edition of THE WORKS OF EDMUND SPENSER

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g down the river 'Themmes,' that

At length they all to mery London came, To mery London, my most kyndly nurse, That to me gave this lifes first native sourse, Though from another place I take my name, An house of auncient fame.

A MS. note by Oldys the antiquary in Winstanley's Lives of the most famous English Poets, states that the precise locality of his birth was East Smithfield. East Smithfield lies just to the east of the Tower, and in the middle of the sixteenth century, when the Tower was still one of the chief centres of London life and importance, was of course a neighbourhood of far different rank and degree from its present social status. The date of his birth is concluded with sufficient certainty from one of his sonnets, viz. sonnet 60; which it is pretty well ascertained was composed in the year 1593. These sonnets are, as well shall see, of the amorous wooing sort; in the one of them just mentioned, the sighing poet declares that it is but a year since h

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