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The Faerie Queene Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 6, Canto 9 Summary

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Book 6, Canto 9 Summary

We finally return to Calidore, the main knight, who has been pursuing the Blatant Beast for a long time (several cantos, in fact). He comes across some shepherds, and, being one for a lovely lady, this time Pastorella, he decides to stay with them. He lays aside his weapons, his armor, and even his quest to spend some time with these semi-Lotus-eaters, and his only minor trouble is Coridon, a rival for Pastorella's love. Calidore manages to outdo his rival in the most courteous fashion, undermining Coridon's attempts to prove he is better for Pastorella with his charming mannerisms and courtly flair. Amid scenes of blissful pastoral delight, Calidore meets such memorable characters as Meliboe, Pastorella's wise and simple foster father, and Colin Clout, the man who can create worlds with his music.

Book 6, Canto 9 Analysis

Typically, Colin Clout refers to Spenser himself, the poet...

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