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(3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633 / Montgomery, Wales)

George Herbert
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George Herbert was a Welsh born English poet, orator and Anglican priest.

Being born into an artistic and wealthy family, he received a good education that led to his holding prominent positions at Cambridge University and Parliament. As a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, Herbert excelled in languages and music. He went to college with the intention of becoming a priest, but his scholarship attracted the attention of King James I/VI. Herbert served in Parliament for two years. After the death of King James and at the urging of a friend, Herbert's interest in ordained ministry was renewed.

In 1630, in his late thirties he gave up his secular ambitions and took ... more »

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  • ''A servant with this clause
    Makes drudgery divine:
    Who sweeps a room as for Thy laws
    Makes that and th' action fine.''
    George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet, clergyman. repr. In The Works of George Herbert, ed. Helen Gardner (1961). The Elixir, st. 5, The Temple (16...
  • ''A man that looks on glass,
    On it may stay his eye;
    Or if he pleaseth, through it pass,
    And then the heaven espy.''
    George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet, clergyman. repr. In The Works of George Herbert, ed. Helen Gardner (1961). The Elixir, The Temple (1633).
  • ''These are thy wonders, Lord of love,
    To make us see we are but flowers that glide.
    Which when we once can finde and prove,
    Thou hast a garden for us where to bide.''
    George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. The Flower (l. 43-46). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin B...
  • ''These are thy wonders, Lord of power,
    Killing and quickning, bringing down to hell
    And up to heaven in an houre;
    Making a chiming of a passing-bell.''
    George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. The Flower (l. 15-18). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin B...
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  • David Penname (1/3/2012 8:58:00 PM)

    attila hun tamogin khan

    gengis tamogin kubla khan

    kubla hun bonziiiiii tamgin kubla fawn attila hun

  • David Penname (1/3/2012 8:55:00 PM)

    tamogin bonziii mother child father tribe
    than came the word bonziii
    ninjia tamogin bonziiiii attila kub-a-la tamogin hun

    tamogin attila hun

  • Aprajita Rana (3/28/2009 5:26:00 AM)

    Mattins was a nice poem

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