Who is Henry Vaughan

Henry Vaughan (17 April 1621 – 23 April 1695) was a Welsh metaphysical poet, author and translator writing in English, and a medical physician. His religious poetry appeared in Silex Scintillans in 1650, with a second part in 1655. In 1646 his Poems, with the Tenth Satire of Juvenal Englished was published. Meanwhile he had been persuaded by reading the religious poet George Herbert to renounce "idle verse". The prose Mount of Olives and Solitary Devotions (1652) show his authenticity and depth of convictions. Two more volumes of secular verse followed, ostensibly without his sanction, but it is his religious verse that has been acclaimed. He also translated short moral and religious works and two medical works in prose. In the 1650s he began a lifelong medical practice.

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Henry Vaughan Poems

  • Anguish
    My God and King! to Thee
    I bow my knee;
    I bow my troubled soul, and greet
    With my foul heart thy holy feet. ...
  • The Dwelling-place
    John 1:38-39

    What happy secret fountain,
    Fair shade or mountain, ...
  • Son-days
    1

    Bright shadows of true Rest! some shoots of bliss,
    Heaven once a week; ...
  • Childhood
    I cannot reach it; and my striving eye
    Dazzles at it, as at eternity.
    Were now that chronicle alive,
    Those white designs which children drive, ...
  • I Walk'd The Other Day
    1 I walk'd the other day, to spend my hour,
    2 Into a field,
    3 Where I sometimes had seen the soil to yield
    4 A gallant flow'r; ...
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Chidikamedi: sardar government museum is located in jodhpur. the museum is named after sardar singh, a maharaja of jodhpur, and was constructed under the reign of his son, maharaja umed singh. it was built by henry vaughan lanchester in 1909 and formally opened to public on 17 march 1936.
Imogalore: writers inspirational quotes caesar had perished from the world of men had not his sword been rescued by his pen. - henry vaughan
Tees_issues: historic middlesbrough two leading lights in the dramatic development of middlesbrough as “ironopolis” were henry bolckow & john vaughan, who opened an iron works in 1841. this locomotive shed is one of the few remaining vestiges of the influential works dating from c1880.
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Contentmo: writers inspirational quotes caesar had perished from the world of men had not his sword been rescued by his pen. - henry vaughan
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Professor Joan Ray: The portrait above is of John Donne, NOT Henry Vaughan!

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