This remarkable poem, dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I, was Spenser's finest achievement. The first epic poem in modern English, "The Faerie Queene" combines dramatic narratives of chivalrous adventure with exquisite and picturesque episodes of pageantry. At the same time, Spenser is expounding a deeply felt allegory of the eternal struggle between Truth and Error....
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The Faerie Queene
by Edmund Spenser
Length: 33:10 h
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The Faerie Queene (Unabridged)
by David Timson
Length: 33:10 h
03:28 The First Booke 10:10 Canto I 09:13 His Lady sad to see his sore constraint… 11:28 The drouping Night thus creepeth on them fast… 11:08 Canto II 13:21 Melting in teares, then gan she thus lament… 09:48 Canto III 10:21 Thus long the dore with rage and threats… 03:56 Her piteous words might not abate his rage… 08:41 Canto IV 09:29 So forth she comes, and to her coche… 09:51 Full many mischiefes follow cruell VVrath… 09:51 Canto V 10:09 So wept Duessa vntill euentide… 09:20 Hippolytus a iolly huntsman was… 07:59 Canto VI 08:41 The woodborne people fall before her flat… 08:31 So on a day when Satyres all were gone… 08:40 Canto VII 10:09 Such one it was, as that renowned Snake… 09:26 Ne let it seeme, that credence this exceedes… 12:59 Canto VIII 13:29 The royall Virgin, which beheld from farre… 12:48 Canto IX 09:20 He answerd nought at all, but adding new… 07:53 The knight much wondred at his suddeine wit… 11:00 Canto X 12:15 But wise Speranza gaue him comfort sweet… 12:34 Thence forward by that painfull way they pas… 12:58 Canto XI 12:28 The knight was wrath to see his stroke beguyld… 04:34 From that first tree forth flowd, as from a well… 10:37 Canto XII 11:35 Then forth he called that his daughter faire… 03:01 The Second Booke 10:22 Canto I 10:18 Nathlesse he shortly shall againe be tryde… 12:55 Which when that warriour heard… 14:38 Canto II 10:01 But her two other sisters standing by… 11:22 Canto III 13:12 Her face so faire as flesh it seemed not… 13:30 Canto IV 10:44 The Maiden proud through prayse… 10:06 Canto V 10:01 It was not long, ere she inflam'd him so… 09:26 Canto VI 09:23 By this she had him lulled fast a sleepe… 08:24 Therewith she sweetly smyld. 11:12 Canto VII 12:03 At length they came into a larger space… 12:03 A route of people there assembled were… 15:46 Canto VIII 13:59 Pyrochles gan reply the second time… 10:17 Canto IX 09:58 First she them led vp to the Castle wall… 10:17 So long as Guyon with her commoned… 11:00 Canto X 11:08 An happie man in his first dayes he was… 11:51 Fiue sonnes he left begotten of one wife… 05:11 After him Vther, which Pendragon hight… 12:11 Canto XI 11:30 For as the winged wind his Tigre fled… 09:00 Canto XII 10:13 They passing by, a goodly Ship did see… 13:01 But soone as they approcht with deadly threat… 11:41 The wanton Maidens him espying… 02:54 The Third Booke 11:10 Canto I 11:10 But to her cry they list not lenden eare… 11:55 The first of them by name Gardante hight… 13:11 Canto II 13:31 Thenceforth the feather in her loftie crest… 12:18 Canto III 09:07 But read (said Glauce) thou Magitian… 09:46 The Damzell was full deepe empassioned… 09:36 Canto IV 09:55 There he this knight of her begot, whom borne… 10:59 Thus when they all had sorrowed their fill… 08:50 Canto V 09:07 With that at him a quiu'ring dart he threw… 09:13 Where when they saw that goodly boy… 13:10 Canto VI 13:13 Vp they them tooke, each one a babe vptooke… 09:53 Canto VII 10:03 All wayes she sought, him to restore to plight… 09:41 Yet therewith sore enrag'd, with sterne regard… 10:07 Canto VIII 11:43 But Florimell her selfe was farre away… 05:08 Fit song of Angels caroled to bee… 12:35 Canto IX 13:29 They sate to meat, and Satyrane his chaunce… 09:54 Canto X 10:08 But all in vaine, his woman was too wise… 10:35 They all agree, and forward them addrest… 16:29 Canto XI 11:09 Twise was he seene in soaring Eagles shape… 13:05 Canto XII 13:03 There were full many moe like maladies… 02:55 The Fourth Booke 08:44 Canto I 08:52 The one of them the false Duessa hight… 09:32 The warlike Britonesse her soone addrest… 09:48 Canto II 07:27 There they I weene would fight vntill this day… 10:08 Cambelloes sister was fayre Canacee… 12:17 Canto III 13:24 Much was Cambello daunted with his blowes… 11:44 Canto IV 11:45 Yet as he might, himselfe he soft withdrew… 12:08 Canto V 11:09 Which troublous stirre when Satyrane auiz'd… 12:03 Canto VI 11:31 But Glauce, seeing all that chaunced there… 11:25 Canto VII 11:39 It so befell, as oft it fals in chace… 09:15 Canto VIII 09:44 Til on a day as through that wood he rode… 12:52 At length they spide, where towards them… 09:47 Canto IX 10:47 At length they came, wheras a troupe… 10:02 Canto X 09:51 So as I entred, I did backeward looke… 10:25 Right in the midst the Goddesse selfe did stand… 14:45 Canto XI 13:02 And round about him many a pretty Page… 09:24 Canto XII 08:39 Being returned to his mothers bowre… 05:51 The Fifth Booke 14:48 Canto I 11:09 Canto II 14:22 Long they her sought, yet no where could… 09:47 Canto III 10:28 All which when Artegall, who all this while… 12:26 Canto IV 12:36 Sir Terpine, haplesse man, what make you here? 10:05 Canto V 10:04 So being clad, she brought him from the field… 09:21 Then why doest not, thou ill aduized man… 10:06 Canto VI 10:28 He comming neare, gan gently her salute… 12:01 Canto VII 11:15 All which when she vnto the end had heard… 12:43 Canto VIII 12:44 So as they had deuiz'd, sir Artegall… 09:26 Canto IX 16:04 Thence forth they passed with that gentle… 09:21 Canto X 10:27 There he her found in sorrow and dismay… 10:05 Canto XI 10:53 Which when the Prince heard tell… 11:11 Now turne againe (Sir Artegall then sayd)… 08:36 Canto XII 14:18 The trompets sound, and they together goe… 04:01 The Sixth Booke 11:16 Canto I 11:28 With that the rest, the which the Castle kept… 11:50 Canto II 11:46 Faire gentle swayne, and yet as stout as fayre… 13:33 Canto III 10:42 Now when as Phoebus with his fiery waine… 10:39 Canto IV 08:50 Then tooke he vp betwixt his armes twaine… 09:47 Canto V 10:09 Till that at length nigh tyrd with former chace… 10:16 Canto VI 11:37 But he, the more outrageous and bold… 12:07 Canto VII 13:00 Whereat the Prince awaking, when he spyde… 12:58 Canto VIII 12:47 Then turning backe vnto that captiue thrall… 13:12 Canto IX 10:55 Whylest thus he talkt, the knight with greedy… 10:24 Canto X 12:10 Tho gan that shepheard thus for to dilate… 13:19 Canto XI 12:31 At last as there he romed vp and downe… 10:12 Canto XII 10:25 Who euer is the mother of one chylde… 09:24 Two Cantos of Mvtabilitie 08:53 The Heauens Herald staid not to reply… 10:02 Eftsoones the time and place appointed were… 10:31 Canto VII 10:56 Next is the Ayre: which who feeles… 08:48 And after these, there came the Day… 01:27 The VIII Canto, Vnperfite 10:51 A Letter of the Authors Expounding… ▶ Listen now for free (provided by Deezer Gratis)
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