Re‐opening the Green Cabinet: Clément Marot and Edmund Spenser

  title={Re‐opening the Green Cabinet: Cl{\'e}ment Marot and Edmund Spenser},
  author={Annabel M. Patterson},
  journal={English Literary Renaissance},
  pages={44 - 70}
HE “green cabinet”ofmy title is surely the most celebrated of the quotations from Clkment Marot that Edmund Spenser built into The Shepheardes Calender (1579). Its presence in the “December” eclogue signifies that his closing poem is largely a paraphrase of Marot’s Eglogue au roy, soubx les noms de Pan G Robin, where Marot, as Robin, addresses Pan, or Francis I, in his ‘bvert cabinet.” Now T h e Shepheardes Calendar is the single book that in English literary history most clearly resembles… 
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