Prothalamion or a Spousall Verse made by Edm. Spenser. In honour of the double Mariage of the two Honorable and Vertuous Ladies, the Ladie Elizabeth and. PROTHALAMION OR A SPOUSALL VERSE MADE BY EDM. SPENSER IN HONOUR OF THE DOUBLE MARIAGE OF THE TWO HONORABLE & VERTUOUS. Prothalamion, the commonly used name of Prothalamion; or, A Spousall Verse in Honour of the Double Marriage of Ladie Elizabeth and Ladie Katherine.

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According to the myth, Jove falls in love with Leda and comes to court her in the guise of a beautiful swan.

Kenneth marked it as to-read Sep 12, The Sixte Booke of the Faerie Queene. The Poems of Edmund Spenser. Contayning the Legend of Sir Guyon, or of Temperance.

Eftsoons the Nymphs, spwnser now had Flowers their fill, Ran all in haste, to see that silver Brood, As they came floting on the crystal Flood. An Hymne in Honour of Heavenly Beautie. Next whereunto there stands a stately Place, Where oft I gained Gifts and goodly Grace Of that great Lord, which therein wont to dwell, Whose want too well now feels my friendless Case: Richa Agarwal rated it liked it Jul 25, Jun 01, John Yelverton rated it liked it.


The poet is standing near the Thames River and finds a group of nymphs with baskets collecting flowers for spesner new brides.

Works of England’s Arch-Poet, Edm. Shruti rated it liked it Jun 02, He also prays to Cupid and Venus to bless the couple with love and care lest they be safe from deceit and dislike. They resembled the Twins of Jupiter namely, Castor and Pollux. The River Thames requests its waters not to dirty the sacred wings of the swan.

Literary Encyclopedia | Prothalamion

Views Read Edit View history. To the right worshipfull, my singular good Frend, M. Igraine marked it as to-read Feb 19, Zoha Khan marked it as to-read Sep 03, The Poetical Works of Prothalamikn Spenser. The Visions of Bellay.

Mother Hubberd’s Tale of the Fox and Ape. Conversely, on comparison with Epithalamion, the verse is considered less realistic and unappealing.

Prothalamion : Epithalamion

Epithalamion by Edmund Spenser. The First Book of the Faerie Queene. Whom when they saw, they stood amazed still, Their wondring Eyes to fill; Them seem’d they never saw a sight so fair, Of Fowls so lovely, that they sure did deem Them heavenly born, or to be that same Pair Which through the Sky draw Venus’ silver Teem: An Hymne in Honour of Beautie.


The Earl of Sussex walked towards the river and he looked fresh with his lovely golden hair. Thanigaivel marked it as to-read Jul ptothalamion, Muiopotmos, or the Fate of the Butterflie. Unknown July 24, at 8: He was so chivalrous that he served as a danger to foreign countries. Unknown November 12, at 9: Josh Nelson marked it as to-read Aug 07, The Fourth Booke of the Faerie Queene.

And gentle Eccho from the neighbour Ground, Their Accents did resound.