The Story Of Guyon

Shortly after Guyon’s temptation at the fountain, we discover such unpinned armour ‘hong upon a tree’ as Verdant sleeps in Acrasia’s lap, a picture that coincides with Stephen Gosson’s observation that revelry has transformed English ‘courage to cowardice’, so that ‘our wrestling at arms is turned to wallowing in ladies lappes’. Indeed, that Spenser has… Read more »