Ruines of Time

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A poem by Spenser, included in the Complaints published in 1591. It is an allegorical elegy on the death of Sir P. Sidney (see Astrophel). The poet passes to a lament on the decline of patronage and neglect of literature, with allusion to his own case. It is dedicated to the countess of Pembroke, Sidney's sister.

Subjects: Literature.

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