The complete English works

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David Campbell, 1995 - Poetry - 509 pages
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my sophmore year of college, I took a literature class from a professor who wrote his dissertation on Herbert. Naturally, he was passionate about his poetry, which rubbed off on me. He's still the poet I return to most often. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

George Herbert, remembered as one of the greatest of the Metaphysical poets, was born on April 3, 1593 in Montgomery, Wales. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge. Herbert was a Fellow of Trinity, a public orator, the canon of Lincoln Cathedral and a rector in Bemerton. Herbert died on March 1, 1633. On his deathbed, he gave a manuscript of verses called The Temple to his friend, Nicolas Ferrar. Although Herbert wanted the manuscript burned, Ferrar had it published. The poems contained in the manuscript exalt God, but Herbert believed he was committing a sin of pride by creating an artistic work.

Ann Pasternak Slater is a Fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford, and the author of Shakespeare the Director.

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