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Post by Availle » November 21st, 2020, 5:42 pm

[POETRY] Edmund Spenser's Four Hymns
Spenser explains in the dedication that the hymns to love and to beauty were written early in his career and their "heavenlie" counterparts much later, in response to the dissatisfaction that one of the author's patrons expressed toward the earlier poems, although to a modern sensibility those are in no way offensive except perhaps in focusing upon the sublunary world. However that may be, all four poems are idealistic, embodying the neo-Platonic philosophy that was growing in popularity in Elizabethan England. According to this doctrine, the material world is only a pale reflection of the ideal world, and mortals gradually, through growth from infancy to old age, unfold, or "dilate," the many-dimensioned wholeness of their being as it exists in eternity. Life on earth, a journey to heaven, is conceived of as the pursuit of beauty, the proper object of earthly love. The structure of The Faerie Queene rests upon this concept.
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