The English Poems of George HerbertThe English Poems of George Herbert



The definitive modern scholarly edition of Herbert's works, accompanied by extensive explanatory and textual apparatus.

Author: George Herbert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521868211

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The definitive modern scholarly edition of Herbert's works, accompanied by extensive explanatory and textual apparatus.

The TempleThe Temple



In a mildly modernized edition, this great poet's spiritual insights and quiet passion are made available to today's reader.

Author: George Herbert

Publisher: Paraclete Press (MA)

ISBN: 1557252599

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Page: 212

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In a mildly modernized edition, this great poet's spiritual insights and quiet passion are made available to today's reader.

Music at MidnightMusic at Midnight



In this book John Drury sets the poetry in the whole context of the poet's life and times, so that the reader can understand the frame of mind and kind of society which produced it, and depth can be added to the narrative of Herbert's life. ...

Author: John Drury

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141929880

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George Herbert wrote, but never published, some of the very greatest English poetry, recording in an astonishing variety of forms his inner experiences of grief, recovery, hope, despair, anger, fulfilment and - above all else - love. He was born in 1593 and died at the age of 39 in 1633, before the clouds of civil war gathered, his family aristocratic and his upbringing privileged. He showed worldly ambition and seemed sure of high public office and a career at court, but then for a time 'lost himself in a humble way', devoting himself to the restoration of the church at Leighton Bromswold in Buckinghamshire and then to his parish of Bemerton, three miles from Salisbury, whose cathedral music he called 'my heaven on earth'. When in the year of his death his friend Nicholas Ferrar, leader of the quasi-monastic community at Little Gidding, published Herbert's poems under the title The Temple, his fame was quickly established. Because he published no English poems during his lifetime, and dating most of them exactly is impossible, writing Herbert's biography is an unusual challenge. In this book John Drury sets the poetry in the whole context of the poet's life and times, so that the reader can understand the frame of mind and kind of society which produced it, and depth can be added to the narrative of Herbert's life. (T.S. Eliot: 'What we can confidently believe is that every poem in the book [The Temple] is in tune to the poet's experience.') His Herbert is not the saintly figure who has come down to us from John Aubrey, but a man torn for much of his life between worldly ambition and the spiritual life shown to us so clearly through his writings. The result is the most satisfying biography of this exceptional English poet yet written.

Herbert PoemsHerbert Poems



George Herbert (1593-1633) has come to be one of the most admired of the metaphysical poets.

Author: George Herbert

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 9780307823632

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George Herbert (1593-1633) has come to be one of the most admired of the metaphysical poets. Though he is a profoundly religious poet, even secular readers respond to his quiet intensity and exuberant inventiveness, which are amply showcased in this selection. Herbert experimented brilliantly with a remarkable variety of forms, from hymns and sonnets to pattern poems, the shapes of which reveal their subjects. Such technical agility never seems ostentatious, however, for precision of language and expression of genuine feeling were the primary concerns of this poet, who admonished his readers to “dare to be true.” An Anglican priest who took his calling with deep seriousness, he brought to his work a religious reverence richly allied with a playful wit and with literary and musical gifts of the highest order. His best-loved poems, from “The Collar” and “Jordan” to “The Altar” and “Easter Wings,” achieve a perfection of form and feeling, a rare luminosity, and a timeless metaphysical grandeur.

The Complete PoetryThe Complete Poetry



This volume, edited by John Drury, collects Herbert's complete poetry - including such classics of English devotional poetry as 'The Altar', Easter-Wings' and 'Love'.

Author: George Herbert

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780718196035

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A wonderful edition of Herbert's poetry, edited by his acclaimed biographer John Drury and including elegant new translations of his Latin verse by Victoria Moul. George Herbert wrote, but never published, some of the very greatest English poetry, recording in an astonishing variety of forms his inner experiences of grief, recovery, hope, despair, anger, fulfilment and - above all else - love. This volume, edited by John Drury, collects Herbert's complete poetry - including such classics of English devotional poetry as 'The Altar', Easter-Wings' and 'Love'. It also includes the verse Herbert wrote in Latin, newly translated into English by Victoria Moul. George Herbert was born in 1593 and died at the age of 39 in 1633, before the clouds of civil war gathered. He showed worldly ambition and seemed sure of high public office and a career at court, but then for a time 'lost himself in a humble way', devoting himself to the restoration of a church and then to his parish of Bemerton, three miles from Salisbury. When in the year of his death his friend Nicholas Ferrar published Herbert's poems under the title The Temple, his fame was quickly established. John Drury is Chaplain and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. His books include The Burning Bush (1990), Painting the Word (1999), and, most recently, Music at Midnight, the culmination of a lifetime's interest in Herbert. Victoria Moul is Lecturer in Latin Literature and Language at Kings College London. She is author of Jonson, Horace and the Classical Tradition (2010) and editor of Neo-Latin Literature (2014).

George HerbertGeorge Herbert



This is not only an authoritative study of the poet himself but a notable contribution to the problem, so keenly discussed today, of religious belief in relation to poetry.

Author: Joseph Summers

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532654527

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George Herbert has for centuries been admired by the religious for his piety and by lovers of poetry for his language and his wit. In the present volume, Professor Summers seeks to abolish this dualism of approach: he is concerned throughout to demonstrate Herbert’s religion as it is expressed in his poems, and to interpret the poems in the light of his religion, for they are a “picture” of meticulously observed spiritual experience. He gives us a scholarly, lucid, and integrated study of a much-loved poet, who was at once a good man, a profound Christian thinker, and a most daring experimentalist in the craft of verse. Professor Summers charts the many currents and cross-currents of early seventeenth century religious thought that affected Herbert, traces the stages of the poet’s life, and then proceeds to a thorough examination of the form and content of his work. There are interesting chapters on his metrical “counterpoint,” his dramatic-colloquial style, and the influence of music upon his poetry. This is not only an authoritative study of the poet himself but a notable contribution to the problem, so keenly discussed today, of religious belief in relation to poetry.

The Poem in TimeThe Poem in Time



In tracing George Herbert's revisionary goals as they developed through the two manuscripts of the Church, this book offers a new approach to the interpretation of his poems in showing that Herbert intended to encourage his readers to ...

Author: Janis Lull

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874133572

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Page: 167

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In tracing George Herbert's revisionary goals as they developed through the two manuscripts of the Church, this book offers a new approach to the interpretation of his poems in showing that Herbert intended to encourage his readers to connect the separate lyrics into larger structures of meaning and also to look beyond his poetry to the Bible.

A Year with George HerbertA Year with George Herbert



In this book, Jimmy Scott Orrick has made the poetry of George Herbert accessible even to those who have had no experience reading poetry.

Author: Jim Scott Orrick

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781610972864

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Since 1633, when The Temple was first published, many notable Christians have testified of their love for George Herbert's poetry. The great nineteenth-century preacher C. H. Spurgeon and his wife would sometimes read Herbert's poetry together on Sunday evenings. Richard Baxter wrote, Herbert speaks to God like one that really believeth a God, and whose business in the world is most with God. C. S. Lewis described Herbert as a man who seemed to me to excel all the authors I had ever read in conveying the very quality of life as we actually live it from moment to moment . . . Regrettably, as the years have passed, Herbert's poetry has been increasingly neglected outside the academy. Many who would love Herbert have never even heard of him. Others feel intimidated by his poetry, fearing that they do not have the education necessary to understand what Herbert has written. In this book, Jimmy Scott Orrick has made the poetry of George Herbert accessible even to those who have had no experience reading poetry. In addition to providing thorough notes for each poem, Orrick also gives basic pointers about how to read poetry. Why not follow C. H. Spurgeon's example and have a page or two of good George Herbert on your Sunday evenings? Those who follow this prescription will be deeply enriched for having spent A Year with George Herbert.

The Complete English PoemsThe Complete English Poems



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 ...

Author: George Herbert

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141965864

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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.

George Herbert s PastoralGeorge Herbert s Pastoral



The fourteen essays in this collection address Herbert's pastoral poetry and practice, cast new light on his actual relations with specific local personalities and places, make fresh connections to the inward biblical and liturgical spaces ...

Author: Christopher Hodgkins

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874130225

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As poet and as country parson, George Herbert engaged the pastoral in all of its varied senses. In October of 2007, many of the world's leading Herbert scholars met at Sarum College in Salisbury, England to locate Herbert's pastoral life and writings more particularly in early Stuart Wiltshire. They explored the relations between the pastoral locale of Herbert's last years (1630-1633) in nearby Bemerton and the themes, images, and tenor of his writing. How did the specific country place, time, and people shape the life and work of this especially lyrical country priest? The fourteen essays in this collection address Herbert's pastoral poetry and practice, cast new light on his actual relations with specific local personalities and places, make fresh connections to the inward biblical and liturgical spaces of his work, consider his outward links to garden and pasture, and discover fictional and theological reverberations beyond Herbert's local, pastoral world. Christopher Hodgkins is Professor of English at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

George HerbertGeorge Herbert



This collection of poems by George Herbert has been selected by poet Jo Shapcott, who is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle.

Author: George Herbert

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ISBN: 0571210392

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In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets of our literature. George Herbert (1593-1633) was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was appointed Reader in Rhetoric in 1618 and Public Orator in 1620. He was a Greek and Latin scholar, was fluent in modern languages and an accomplished musician. In 1626 he resigned his seat in parliament and took holy orders, becoming Rector of Bemerton, a tiny rural parish on Salisbury Plain, in 1630. The Temple, Herbert's great structure of poems from which the present selection is drawn, first appeared in 1633, the year of his death.

George Herbert 100 PoemsGeorge Herbert 100 Poems



91 Discipline -- 92 The Invitation -- 93 The Posie -- 94 A Parodie -- 95 The Elixer -- 96 A Wreath -- 97 Death -- 98 Dooms-day -- 99 Heaven -- 100 Love (III) -- Glossary -- Sources -- Index of titles -- Index of first lines

Author: George Herbert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107151451

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Page: 169

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91 Discipline -- 92 The Invitation -- 93 The Posie -- 94 A Parodie -- 95 The Elixer -- 96 A Wreath -- 97 Death -- 98 Dooms-day -- 99 Heaven -- 100 Love (III) -- Glossary -- Sources -- Index of titles -- Index of first lines

George HerbertGeorge Herbert



T.S. Eliot considered George Herbert one of the liveliest and most profound of English poets with whose work he felt an instinctive accord.

Author: T. S. Eliot

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781786946676

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T.S. Eliot considered George Herbert one of the liveliest and most profound of English poets with whose work he felt an instinctive accord. Describing The Temple as ... 'not simply a collection of poems but ... a record of the spiritual struggles of a man of intellectual power and emotional intensity who gave much toil to perfecting his verses ...' T.S. Eliot considered Herbert's religious verse above John Donne's and placed him firmly in the ranks of the great English poets. Peter Porter's new introduction gives a fresh perspective on the poetry of Herbert and on Eliot's study itself.