Who is George Herbert

George Herbert (3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633) was a Welsh poet, orator, and priest of the Church of England. His poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets, and he is recognised as "one of the foremost British devotional lyricists." He was born into an artistic and wealthy family and largely raised in England. He received a good education that led to his admission to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1609. He went there with the intention of becoming a priest, but he became the University's Public Orator and attracted the attention of King James I. He served in the Parliament of England in 1624 and briefly in 1625.After the death of King James, Herbert renewed his interest in ordination. He gave up his secular ambitions in his mid-thirties and took holy orders in the Ch...
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George Herbert Poems

  • Prayer (i)
    Prayer the Church's banquet, angels' age,
    God's breath in man returning to his birth,
    The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage,
    The Christian plummet sounding heav'n and earth; ...
  • H. Baptism Ii
    Since, Lord, to thee
    A narrow way and little gate
    Is all the passage, on my infancy
    Thou didst lay hold, and antedate ...
  • Antiphon (i)
    Chorus: Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing
    'My God and King.'

    Verse: The heav'ns are not too high, ...
  • Good Friday
    O my chief good,
    How shall I measure out thy blood?
    How shall I count what thee befell,
    And each grief tell? ...
  • The Holdfast
    I threatened to observe the strict decree
    Of my deare God with all my power and might:
    But I was told by one, `It could not be;
    Yet I might trust in God to be my light.' ...
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God 40 Heart 35 I Love You 34 Love 34 Soul 28 Life 27 Earth 25 World 24 Good 23 Death 20


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Joseperezmba: “you must lose a fly to catch a trout.” – george herbert (an english poet)
Iwestayunited: "our true mankind is humanity'' - herbert george wells the "laziness is a trait in blacks ... i believe that. no black person will be president again any time soon." - donald trump.
Sosiologi_hm: play stage; tahap meniru. (george herbert mead)
Olittle1: “you must lose a fly to catch a trout.” – george herbert (an english poet)
Ricklondongreen: "the best mirror is an old friend." ?george herbert
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Among his books he sits all day
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