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Edmund Spenser
Born 1552/1553
London, England
Died 13 January 1599(1599-01-13) (aged 46–47)[1]
London, England
Resting place Westminster Abbey
Occupation Poet
Language English
Alma mater Pembroke College, Cambridge
Period 1569–1599
Notable works The Faerie Queene

Her angel's face, As the great eye of heaven shined bright, And made a sunshine in the shady place.
Edmund Spenser
I was promised on a time – to have reason for my rhyme; From that time unto this season, I received nor rhyme nor reason.
Edmund Spenser
What more felicity can fall to creature, than to enjoy delight with liberty?
Edmund Spenser
The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
Edmund Spenser
It is the mind that maketh good of ill, that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.
Edmund Spenser
Each goodly thing is hardest to begin.
And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw.
He that strives to touch the starts, oft stumbles at a straw.
Gold all is not that doth golden seem.
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
Edmund Spenser
And all for love, and nothing for reward.