Thursday, June 11, 2009
June 11: He Sang of His Beautiful Elizabeth (Vol. 40, pp. 234-245)
The English poet Edmund Spenser married his beloved, Elizabeth Boyle, on this day in 1594, so we get a selection from "The Epithalamium," the poem he wrote to commemorate that happy day. It's windy and overwrought like most things Elizabethian (the Queen, that is, don't know much about Ms. Boyle).