1] A series of eighty-eight sonnets, published in 1595 and probably written between 1592 and 1594 during the poet's wooing of Elizabeth Boyle.
this day: Easter Sunday.
3] The harrowing of Hell was the descent of Christ into Hades to succour the souls of the just, first related in the apocryphal Gospel of Nicodemus. A popular medieval story, and the subject of the first extant English dramatic "debate", written ca. 1300.
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Original text: Edmund Spenser, Amoretti and Epithalamion (P. S. for W. Ponsonby, 1595). STC 23076. Facs.edn. (Scolar Press, 1968). PR 2360 A5 1595E Robarts Library
First publication date: 1595
RPO poem editor: N. J. Endicott
RP edition: ,i>2RP 1.112.
Recent editing: 4:2002/5/23
Form: Spenserian Sonnet
Other poems by Edmund Spenser