Ireland, Edmund Spenser, Irish literature, forest
Whilst vitall sapp did make me spring,
And leafe and bough did flourish brave,
I then was dumbe and could not sing,
Ne had the voice which now I have:
But when the axe my life did end,
The Muses nine this voice did send.
—Verses upon the earl of Cork's lute, attributed (ca. 1633) to Edmund Spenser
""Goodly Woods": Irish Forests, Georgic Trees in Books 1 and 4 of Edmund Spenser's Færie Queene,"
Quidditas: Vol. 19
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/rmmra/vol19/iss1/5