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Kilcolman Castle

Figure descriptions
The illustrated poem title appears in hand-drawn lettering. To the left of the poem title, there is a portrait of Edmund Spenser contained within an decorated circular border. Spenser is depicted from the shoulders up. There is an ornamental crest at the right side of the border. At the left side of the border, a series of curled ribbons and a small banner are wrapped around a sceptre. The banner is decorated with floral ornaments, and it reads “EDMUND SPENSER”. A three-leaf clover is contained within a small, circular ornament below the sceptre. A feather quill lies in front of the portrait. At the center of the illustration, above the poem title, Kilcolman Castle stands atop a grassy hill. A flag flies from one of the towers and there are trees in the distance. At the right side of the illustration, above the poem title, there is a second, smaller portrait. A frowning woman in ornate dress with a ruff collar is contained within a plain, circular border. There is a crown and decorative ribbons below the portrait, as well as the name “ELIZABETH”, which is preceded and followed by middle dots. 1/4 page.
A man, identified in the poem caption as Walter Raleigh, stands in front of Kilcolman castle on horse back. An armed man and a boy stand beside Raleigh and appear to engage in conversation. Raleigh is elaborately dressed with a feather hat and a ruffle collar; he carries a sword at his side and gestures toward the castle door. Edmund Spenser stands at the castle door and gestures back toward Raleigh. A boy stands behind Spenser. There is a second horse entering the castle behind Raleigh. The background features the castle façade, including stones, windows, and decorative lamps. 1/2-page illustration contained within a single-ruled border.
Two men, Walter Raleigh and Edmund Spenser, stand in front of an illuminated table in the dark. Spenser holds a feather quill. Both men wear ruffled collars. There are candles, papers, a jug, and a cup on the table. Both men turn their heads and look toward a apparition on the other side of the room. It is a shrunken, ghostly figure with its arms outstretched. Fabric hangs loosely from its arms. The figure is identified in the poem caption as “the last of the Desmond Countesses”. 1/2-page illustration contained within a single-ruled border.
A crowned woman with a long, elaborately decorated dress walks outside on a terrace. She hold her left hand out in front of her and uses a fan with her right hand. A small monkey wears a collar and plays with a cylindrical object in the foreground. A peacock walks the terrace in front of the woman. There is a large rectangular pillar to the woman’s right, which is decorated with a carving of a winged horse. The terrace is surrounded by flowering trees, and there is a castle in the distance. 1/4-page illustration contained within a single-ruled border.
Tailpiece featuring a long sword suspended in darkness. 1/16 page.
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