|Died||13 January 1599
|Resting place||Westminster Abbey|
|Alma mater||Pembroke College, Cambridge|
|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.
I was promised on a time – to have reason for my rhyme; From that time unto this season, I received nor rhyme nor reason.
What more felicity can fall to creature, than to enjoy delight with liberty?
The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
It is the mind that maketh good of ill, that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life does greatly please.