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 heare theyr names sung in your simple layes, But joyed in theyr prayse. And when ye list your owne mishaps to mourne, Which death, or …

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Amoretti by Edmund Spenser

Amoretti is a sequence consisting of 89 sonnets written by Edmund Spenser about chis courtship and eventual marriage to Elizabeth Boyle. There has been some divergence of opinion as to the true identity of the lady for whom or to whom some of the sonnets were addressed. The charm of these sonnets lies in the …

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