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" But sooth it was not sure for womanish shame, Nor any blemish, which the worke mote blame; But for, they say, she hath both kinds in one, Both male and female, both under one name: She syre and mother is her selfe alone, Begets and eke conceives, ne needeth... "
Observations on the Fairy Queen of Spenser - Page 96
by Thomas Warton - 1762 - 270 pages
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Spenser and the Courts of Love

Earle Broadus Fowler - Courts of love - 1921 - 137 pages
...temple is veiled Spenser says that it is not because of shame or blemish, But for, they say, she hath both kinds in one, Both male and female, both under one name: She syre and mother is her selfe alone, Begets and eke conceives, ne needeth other none. (F.,IV,x,41)....
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Spenser's Images of Life

C. S. Lewis - Literary Criticism - 1967 - 143 pages
...best explanation arrived at is that it was because, 'they say,' Venus is a Hermaphrodite: she hath both kinds in one, Both male and female, both under one name: She syrc and mother is her selfe alone, Begets and eke conceives, ne needeth other none. (rv, x, 41) This...
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Spenser's Faerie Queene: Observations on the Fairy queen of Spenser. pt. 1

Thomas Warton - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 308 pages
...times. B. iv. cxf xlvii. To Venus. Great God, &c. The poet prepares the reader for this appellation God, applied to Venus, ft. 41. But for they fay, fhe has...has alfo followed the fame notion in Colin Clouts Come Home Again. * Ibid, paflim. For Venus felfe doth folely couples fceme, Both male and female through...
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