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George Herbert
b. April 3, 1593 – d. March 1, 1633 • Poet
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Herbert, George
Herbert, George (1593–1633), poet and divine. A younger brother of Edward, Lord *Herbert of Cherbury, he was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where his classical scholarship and musical ability (he played the lute and viol, and sang) secured him a Fellowship in 1614. He
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Herbert, George
Herbert, George(1593–1633). A writer and an Anglican priest, George Herbert wrote poetry infused with his unwavering religious devotion. The metrical diversity, precise diction, and skillful imagery of his work made Herbert a prominent member of the metaphysical school of English poetry.Born on April
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Herbert, George
Herbert, GeorgeGeorge Herbert (1593–1633), poet and theologian, was a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and public orator of the University. He was ordained a priest in 1630, and W. Laud persuaded him to accept the post of rector, at a parish near Salisbury. His most famous work is A Priest to the
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George Herbert
PoetsGeorge HerbertEngland’s greatest religious poet“A verse may find him who a sermon flies.”It was the New Year’s celebration, and Magdalen Newport Herbert had received two sonnets from her son, George. These were quite unlike those of William Shakespeare, who had published his Sonnets
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Herbert, George
Herbert, George (1593–1633)English PoetHerbert was born of a distinguished Welsh family and educated at Westminster and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was appointed Praelector in Rhetoric in 1618 and became Public Orator to the University in 1620. His career flourished until, in 1624 and 1625, a