George Herbet

  • George Herbert was born on 3rd April, 1593 in Wales.
  • George Herbert was an orator, poet and the priest of a Church in England.
  • George Herbert was a metaphysical poet and his poetry is associated with writing of the metaphysical poets.
  • George Herbert is recognized as one of the foremost brilliant devotional Lyricist.
  • Henry Vaughan called him a most glorious saint and seer.
  • He received education from Trinity college, Cambridge.
  • His mother was Magdalen Newport and father was Richard Herbert.
  • He married to Jane Danvers.
  • John Donne was his godfather.
  • John Donne dedicated his holy sonnets to Herbert`s mother Magdalen Newport.
  • Herbert was a skilled lutenist who set his own lyrics and sacred poems.
  • George Herbert`s chief work `The Temple` consist of over 150 short poems.
  • Herbert wrote his poetry in English.
  • In 17th century Richard Baxter said, “Herbert speaks to God” like one that really believe in God.
  • George Herbert`s The Church is the longest poem of his collection.
  • Herbert was a collector of proverbs, his outlandish proverbs published in 1640 listing over 1000 aphorism in English.
  • Herbert`s only prose work `A Priest to the Temple` published in 1652 (usually known as the country parson) offers practical advice to rural clergy.
  • Izzak Walton wrote biography of George Herbert.
  • George Herbert was described as the finest place in the university.
  • In 1624- 1625, Herbert was elected as a representative of Parliament.
  • His poet is characterized by a deep religious.
  • George Herbert was the finest religious metaphysical poet.
  • S.T Coleridge wrote of Herbert diction that “Nothing can be pure”.
  • He died on March 1st 1633 of Tuberculosis in England.

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