The Faerie Queene
Posted by Barbara on December 29, 1997 at 19:23:38:
In response to one more poem name?, written by KAREN L on December 29, 1997 at 17:41:32
] Shakespeare's 116 Sonnet, Cowper's The Castaway...
] What about the poem Col. Brandon recites to Marianne when she's recuperating??..."No, for I must away."...
This is from The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser. Again, if you visit the S&S section of the Literary Companion Page, you can find the whole thing, and there is even a link that will take you very close to exactly where in this long, epic poem the Colonel's words are to be found.
I think the verse chosen is very symbolic, as the Colonel says "For there is nothing lost that may be found if sought" To me, that means that Marianne should not assume that all is lost for her in love, that there is much that awaits her if only she will seek it out. The words hold true for the Colonel as well, because after losing Eliza, he believed he might never find love again either.
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