Template:RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene

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This template may be used on Wiktionary entry pages to quote Edmund Spenser's work The Faerie Queene. Books I to III were first published in 1590, and then republished in 1596 together with books IV to VI. The template creates a link to online versions of these works at the Internet Archive.


The template takes the following parameters:

If this parameter is omitted, the template links to the 1590 edition.
  • |book= – the book number in uppercase Roman numerals, either |book=I, |book=II, |book=III, |book=IV, |book=V or |book=VI.
  • |canto= – the canto number quoted in uppercase Roman numerals.
  • |stanza= or |stanzas= – the stanza number(s) quoted in Arabic numerals. When quoting a range of stanzas, separate the first and last pages of the range with an en dash, like this: |stanzas=10–11.
  • |page= or |pages= – the page number(s) to be quoted from in Arabic numerals. You must specify this information to have the template create an automatic link to an online version of the book. When quoting a range of pages, note the following:
    • Separate the first and last pages of the range with an en dash, like this: |pages=110–111.
    • You must also use |pageref= to specify the page number that the template should link to (usually the page on which the Wiktionary entry appears).
  • |format= – by default, the template creates an abbreviated citation of the work. To display a full citation, use |format=full.
  • |passage= – a passage to be quoted from the work.


  • Wikitext: {{RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene|year=1590|book=I|canto=IV|stanza=31|pages=53–54|pageref=53|format=full|passage=All in a '''kirtle''' of diſcolourd [[say#Noun 2|ſay]] / He clothed was, ypaynted full of eies; / And in his boſome ſecretly there lay / An hatefull Snake, the which his taile vptyes / In many folds, and mortall ſting implyes.}}
  • Result:
  • Wikitext: {{RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene|year=1596.2|book=IV|stanza=1|page=1|passage=The rugged forhead that with graue '''foreſight''' / Welds kingdomes cauſes, & affaires of ſtate; {{...}}}}
  • Result:

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