Disraeli affectionately (and with irreverence that shocked everyone but la reine) referred to Victoria as the "faery Queen."
Sure there was a faery in the house out beyond fourteen years.
From this perhaps came the faery flittings of May and November.
For that was a faery hill, and when they'll ask have you strange news, and you'll say you have not, they'll do nothing for you.
So there the dolphin was, glowing and fading with the hues of faery.
faery elves, Whose midnight revels by a forest side Or fountain some belated peasant sees.
Spenser himself has told us the story of this first appearance of the faery Queen.
The three first books of the faery Queen are very superior to the three last.
But at first acquaintance the faery Queen to many of us has been disappointing.
Spenser borrowed his versification and not a little of his poetic handling in the faery Queen from Ariosto.