Charles B. Lower's scientific contributions

Citations

... Throughout the poem, in the events preceding the ceremony, within the ceremony itself and in the privacy of the "brydall bourse" (299), the poet sings the praise of his lady's angellike physical and spiritual beauty. Selincourt (1961) in The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser summed up this nuptial song as a celebration of the "magic union of the lover's passion with deep religious feeling, of a free and ardent joy with a deep and tender reverence". This combination of the religious and the sensual is characteristic of the whole sonnet sequence as well as the marriage poem. ...