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The Faerie Queene - Book 1, Canto 10 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, Canto 10 Summary

Having gained an understanding of her knight's weakness, Una takes Red Cross to the House of Holiness. He has lessons from the daughters of Caelia's daughter give him lessons there. First, Fidelia instructs him in discipline and the gospel; then, Sperenza helps to prevent his sins from leading him once again into a deep despondency. Next, Patience and Penance helps him cleanse himself of sin. Finally, Charissa comes to Red Cross, and she teaches him of love and righteousness. Once Red Cross has learned these spiritual lessons, seven wise men heal his physical body at a hospital. As a special treat, he is taken up the hill by Contemplation and his destiny is revealed: Red Cross is not an original denizen of Faerie, but was stolen from a mortal king as a baby. He is destined to fight dragons and will one day be known...

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