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Hospitality and Decorum in Spenser’s 'Legend of Courtesy' and 'A View'
by Owen Kane

In the Epistle Dedicatory to the Shepheardes Calender, ‘E.K.’ praises Spenser’s ‘dewe obseruing of Decorum euerye where, in personages, in seasons, in matter, in speach, and generally in al seemely simplycitie of handeling his matter, and framing his words’. Read more…


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Owen Kane, "Hospitality and Decorum in Spenser’s 'Legend of Courtesy' and 'A View'," Spenser Review (Spring-Summer 2022). Accessed June 11th, 2023.
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