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Rachel E. Hile

-speaking over monolingual ministers, because, he said, “those people had souls which ought not to be neglected till they would learn English” (qtd. in Jones, A True Relation, 44). MUP_Hile_SpenserSatire_Printer.indd 77 14/10/2016 15:35 Spenserian satire 78 misses the spirit of Spenserian satire, which uses indirection and ambiguity to manage the risk of criticizing or even mocking people with real political power. Bedell takes no risks with this poem, because the satire targets a reviled out-group, English Catholics and the subset of English Catholic Gunpowder Plotters

in Spenserian satire