George Herbert 1593/1633

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Discusses George Herbert and his writing during the middle ages,

George Herbert 1593/1633

Herbert was a member of an ancient and distinguished Welsh family. He was an outstanding scholar at Cambridge, and in 1619 was made orator of the university, a post which required him to express, in extravagant Latin, the sentiments of the university on public occasions. The post also required him to spend much time at court. However it did not lead to the political advancement he had hoped for. In 1630 he followed the practice of many younger sons from highly connected families and took holy orders. He accepted appointment as a country priest. Unlike many others however he actually did the work of a priest, preaching and praying, visiting the poor and sick, and rebuilt his church out of his own pocket. He died of consumption after a ministry of only three years. A collection of the religious poetry for which he was well known was published after his death.

The Temple (1633) The book went through eight editions by 1690.


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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Jul 2011 (#)

Very interesting post, Barbara. Thank you.

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author avatar Denise O
22nd Jul 2011 (#)

Good information on George Herbert. Thank you for sharing.:)

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