The Complete English Poems

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Penguin UK, 7 жовт. 2004 р. - 512 стор.
George Herbert combined the intellectual and the spiritual, the humble and the divine, to create some of the most moving devotional poetry in the English language. His deceptively simple verse uses the ingenious arguments typical of seventeenth-century 'metaphysical' poets, and unusual imagery drawn from musical structures, the natural world and domestic activity to explore a mosaic of Biblical themes. From the wit and wordplay of 'The Pulley' and the formal experimentation of 'Easter Wings' and 'Paradise', to the intense, highly personal relationship between man and God portrayed in 'The Collar' and 'Redemption', the works collected here show the transcendental power of divine love.

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ENGLISH POEMS IN THE WILLIAMS MANUSCRIPT NOT INCLUDED IN THE TEMPLE
POEMS FROM IZAAK WALTONS THE LIFE OF MR GEOR GE HERBERT
ADDITIONAL ENGLISH POEMS
A PRIEST TO THE TEMPLE
IZAAK WALTONS THE LIFE OF MR GEORGE HERBERT
A SELECTION OF HERBERTS LATIN VERSE
NOTES
INDEX OF TITLES

THE CHURCH
THE CHURCH MILITANT
INDEX OF FIRST LINES
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George Herbert was born in 1593. He was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was appointed Reader in Rhetoric in 1618, and PUblic Orator in 1620. Though he seemed destined for a great public career, attracting the attention of influential patrons, including King James I. However, when his patrons died, Herbert resigned from parliament and took holy orders in 1626, becoming rector of a tiny parish on Salisbury Plain. He died in 1633.


John Tobin is currently a Professor of English Literature at the University of Massachusetts. he has published widely on the sources of Renaissance poetry.

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