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The Faerie Queene - Book 5, Canto 7 Summary & Analysis

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Book 5, Canto 7 Summary

Britomart and Talus continue onward toward Artegall, and come across the Temple of 1sis. Only Britomart is allowed to enter; she sleeps the knight at the foot of the status of 1sis and dreams of being attacked, wooed, and impregnated by a crocodile before giving birth to a lion. A temple attendant interprets her dream in the morning, claiming that she and Artegall will wed and give birth to a great king. She leaves, and she and Talus continue towards Radigund. Radigund tries to get terms from Britomart (1f 1 win, you will serve me, etc.) but Britmart refuses to fight under any code beyond that of chivalry. She slays Radigund (just as she has so many others before) without pitying her beauty, while Talus forces his way into the castle proper and takes out many female warriors. Britomart stops Talus from killing more and rescues...

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