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(b. London, 1552; d. Westminster, January 16th, 1599). The Shepherds Calendar (1579); The Faerie Queene (159096); Complaints (1591); Prosopopoia; or, Mother Hubbards Tale (1591); Tears of the Muses (1591); Daphnaida (1591), Colin Clouts Come Home Againe (1595); Amoretti (1595); Fowre Hymns (1596); Prothalamion (1596); Britains Ida(?) (1628); also, with Gabriel Harvey (15451630), Three proper and wittie familiar Letters, lately passed between two University Men, touching the Earthquake in April last, and our English Refourmed Versifying (1580); and Two other very Commendable Letters of the same Mens Writing, both touching the foresaid artificiall Versifying, and certain other Particulars (1580); both of which are reprinted in vol. ii. of Haslewoods Ancient Critical Essays upon English Poets and Poesy; besides A View of the State of Ireland (1633). Spensers Poetical Works have been edited, with Notes and Memoirs, by Hughes (1715 and 1750), Birch (1751), Church (1758), Upton (1758), Todd (1805 and 1840), Aikin (1806 and 1842), Robinson (1825), Mitford (1829), Hillard (1839), Masterton (1848), Child (1855), Gilfillan (1859), Morris (1869), etc. Kitchen edits the first two Books, with Notes. See Wartons English Poetry; Hazlitts English Poets; Spenser and his Poetry, by G. L. Craik (1845); Dean Churchs Spenser (1878); Morleys English Writers, vols. ix., x., xi.