To the beginning of his four and a half years' residence in Italy belong the forty-seven sonnets of his Antiquites de Rome, which were rendered into English by Edmund Spenser (The Ruins of Rome, 1591).
An example of an iambic hexameter is the last line of each stanza of The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser.
In 1590, Edmund Spenser introduced the alternate spelling of fairy - faerie - as a way to distinguish between the fanciful pixie-like "fairy" and the beautiful, serious "faerie".
The Faerie Queene is an epic poem that was written by Englishman Edmund Spenser.
Queen Elizabeth I enjoyed the poem so much that she awarded Edmund Spenser with a 50 pound a year pension for life.
In 1589 Edmund Spenser wrote a letter to Sir Walter Raleigh that contained the beginnings of the Faerie Queene.
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