Not only was Spenser writing in the late sixteenth century, but some of the words he used were deliberately archaic, even then. This page is a growing glossary of words from the Faerie Queen you may not know.


Spelling Notes

If you are reading the original text you will frequently encounter unconventional spelling and even multiple spellings of the same word.


u = v

v = u

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Fierce warres and faithfull loves shall moralize my song.