Summary and Analysis: Book I, Cantos ix-xii
Charissa: Dame Celia’s daughter, who is pregnant.
Contemplation: A man who fasts and prays to lower the effects of his body upon his spirit, and who gives Redcross much information.
Dame Caelia: Runs a holy house for rejuvenation with her three daughters.
Despair: A demon that removes all hope from men.
Dragon: A fearsome creature devastating Una’s land.
Fidelia and Speranza: Dame Celia’s virginal daughters.
King: The lord of the land the dragon was decimating and father to Una.
Mercy: The leader of an order of goodly Protestants who give aid and succor to those who need it.
Messenger: A minion...
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