• WordNet 3.6
    • n Spenser English poet who wrote an allegorical romance celebrating Elizabeth I in the Spenserian stanza (1552-1599)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Spenser A steward or butler; a dispenser.
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In literature:

Spenser yielded him no delight, Shakespeare no seduction.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
I remember no poet, whose writings would safelier stand the test of Mr. Wordsworth's theory, than Spenser.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
What would the noble knights and ladies of Ariosto and Spenser think of them?
"Euphorion" by Vernon Lee
Boiardo is not a great artist like Spenser: but he is a wizard, which is better.
"Euphorion" by Vernon Lee
He gets used to Spenser's style and range of ideas.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
"Oliver Goldsmith" by E. S. Lang Buckland
Keats walked to Enfield at least once a week, for the purpose of talking over Spenser with Cowden Clarke.
"Life of John Keats" by William Michael Rossetti
The often cited parallel of the false and true Florimels in Spenser applies here also.
"A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)" by George Saintsbury
Into what immoralities did it involve Spenser or Cowley?
"Coelebs In Search of a Wife" by Hannah More
The most considerable genius appears in the famous Tasso, and our Spenser.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
Spenser lived at a place called Kilcoleman, from which he removed for two or three years, and returned.
"Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) A Man Of Our Day" by Charles James Lever
His great contemporary fame, second only, it appears, to Spenser's, has been hence obscured.
"The Golden Treasury" by Various
Swanswell and Spenser Parks were opened in 1883, and a recreation ground in 1880.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Canon Ainger for suggesting an (unconscious) reminiscence of Spenser in the last line of the sonnet.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume IV (of 8)" by William Wordsworth
Spenser's solitary pun occurs in book iv.
"Notes and Queries, Number 80, May 10, 1851" by Various
Fortunately, however, in the first game of marbles in which Robert indulged after I came into his possession, I was won by Frank Spenser.
"Tales of the Toys, Told by Themselves" by Frances Freeling Broderip
But it is generally believed now that the sonnets of Spenser and Sidney refer to the personal experiences of their authors.
"One-Act Plays" by Various
Chaucer, Spenser, and Shakespeare are yours as much as another's.
"Golden Numbers" by Various
In the account given of Spenser, a poem is attributed to him which he never wrote.
"Ephemera Critica" by John Churton Collins
He is always trying to take off his spenser and boots, and yet he hasn't any!
"Seldwyla Folks" by Gottfried Keller

In poetry:

Sometimes Shakespeare hit the slide,
Not to mention Pope or Milton;
Some of Southey's stuff is snide.
Some of Spenser's simply Stilton.
"Us Poets II" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

But Spenser, his Korean War veteran detective, influenced the genre.
Spenser 's Lawn & Garden Center.
BS With Bill & Spenser .
When best-selling crime novelist Robert B Parker died a couple of years back, it was expected that his iconic Spenser character and series was gone, too.
Putnam's Sons announced that new " Spenser " and "Jesse Stone" novels will be written.
Ace Atkins will take on Spenser .
"Sixkill," a Spenser novel completed before his death, was released May 3.
Spenser Simrill is the Dean of St Mark's Cathedral.
Parker wrote 60 novels, 37 with Spenser .
The Spenser series updated the genre of hard-boiled fiction.
Crime novelist, Spenser creator Robert B Parker dies at 77.
The Spenser series novelist talks about mystery, marriage and the American hero.
So he's entitled to a miss and a pass and gets one with this forgettable Spenser entry.
Sources for King Lear : Edmund Spenser.
Spenser's Lawn & Garden Center.

In science:

Directed Polymers in Random Media appeared for the first time close to thirty years ago in an investigation of low temperature expansion of the partition function of the Ising model with domain wall boundary conditions, see [Huse-Henley-85], [Imbrie-Spenser-88], but nowadays there are many other physical applications.
Lectures on integrable probability
Thus, the obstruction bundle for our problem is ΩMk (r) by Kodaira — Spenser isomorphism.
Testing S-duality conjecture and exceptional bundles