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The Neo-Latin Context of Spenser’s Lyric
by Melissa J. Rack

In 1598, Irish rebels under the forces of Hugh O’Neill drove out the English colonists from County Cork, burning and plundering their belongings. Among the structural casualties of this campaign was Edmund Spenser’s personal library at Kilcolman Castle, and its ruin is perhaps a large part of why so few of Spenser’s books survive today. Of the few volumes previously owned by Spenser that do survive, it is significant that one of them is a collection of Neo-Latin poetry. Read more…


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Melissa J. Rack, "The Neo-Latin Context of Spenser’s Lyric," Spenser Review (Spring-Summer 2022). Accessed December 6th, 2022.
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