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Edmund, c1552–99, English poet.
Edmund. ?1552–99, English poet celebrated for The Faerie Queene (1590; 1596), an allegorical romance. His other verse includes the collection of eclogues The Shephearde’s Calendar (1579) and the marriage poem Epithalamion (1594)


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