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"Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them." -- George Herbert
George Herbert (3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633) was a Welsh poet, orator and Anglican priest. Being born into an artistic and wealthy family, he received a good education which led to his holding prominent positions at Cambridge University and Parliament. As a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England, George Herbert excelled in languages and music. He went to college with the intention of becoming a priest, but his scholarship attracted the attention of King James I/VI. Herbert served in parliament for two years. After the death of King James and at the urging of a friend, Herbert's interest in ordained ministry was renewed. In 1630, in his late thirties he gave up his secular ambitions and took holy orders in the Church of England, spending the rest of his life as a rector of the little parish of Fugglestone St Peter with Bemerton St Andrew, near Salisbury. He was noted for unfailing care for his parishioners, bringing the sacraments to them when they were ill, and providing food and clothing for those in need.Henry Vaughan said of him"a most glorious saint and seer".Throughout his life he wrote religious poems characterized by a precision of language, a metrical versatility, and an ingenious use of imagery or conceits that was favoured by the metaphysical school of poets. Charles Cotton described him as a "soul composed of harmonies". Herbert himself, in a letter to Nicholas Ferrar said of his writings, "they are a picture of spiritual conflicts between God and my soul before I could subject my will to Jesus, my Master". Some of Herbert's poems have endured as hymns, including "King of Glory, King of Peace" (Praise), "Let All the World in Every Corner Sing" (Antiphon) and "Teach me, my God and King" (The Elixir). A distant relative is the modern Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert.

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Total Books: 193
My Song is Love Unknown A Collection of Christian Poems
2017 - My Song Is Love Unknown a Collection of Christian Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781937236618
ISBN-10: 1937236617
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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George Herbert 100 Poems
2016 - George Herbert 100 Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781107151451
ISBN-10: 1107151457
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
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The Complete Poetry
2015 - The Complete Poetry (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780141392042
ISBN-10: 0141392045
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The English Poems of George Herbert
2015 - The English Poems of George Herbert (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781508871736
ISBN-10: 1508871736
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Five Mystical Songs - Vocal score
2012 - Five Mystical Songs - Vocal Score (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781608740482
ISBN-10: 160874048X
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The Complete Works of George Herbert And the Satires and Psalms of Bishop Hall
Dublin University Magazine
2010 - Dublin University Magazine (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143333125
ISBN-10: 1143333128
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The English Works of George Herbert  Essays
2010 - The English Works of George Herbert Essays [Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217348010
ISBN-10: 0217348017
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The English Works of George Herbert  Newly Arranged and Annotated and Considered in Relation to His Life
The Poetical Works of George Herbert With Life Critical Dissertation and Explanatory Notes
The Complete Poems of Christopher Harvey  Being a Supplementary Volume to the Complete Works in Verse and Prose of George Herbert
The World's Greatest Poetry v 4
2010 - The World's Greatest Poetry V 4 (Audio CD)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781906392673
ISBN-10: 1906392676
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The Poetical Works of George Herbert
2010 - The Poetical Works of George Herbert (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142116224
ISBN-10: 1142116220
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The English Works of George Herbert Newly Arranged and Annotated and Considered in Relation to His Life
The Works of George Herbert in Prose and Verse Volume 2
2010 - The Works of George Herbert in Prose and Verse Volume 2 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142269494
ISBN-10: 1142269493
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Works of George Herbert in Prose and Verse Volume 1
2010 - The Works of George Herbert in Prose and Verse Volume 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142486020
ISBN-10: 1142486028
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Works of George Herbert Poetry
2010 - The Works of George Herbert Poetry (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142520311
ISBN-10: 1142520315
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The Complete Works in Verse and Prose of George Herbert
2010 - The Complete Works in Verse and Prose of George Herbert (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142715915
ISBN-10: 1142715914
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Herbert's Remains
2010 - Herbert's Remains (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142751074
ISBN-10: 1142751074
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The Temple Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations
2010 - The Temple Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142835491
ISBN-10: 1142835499
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Works of George Herbert in Prose and Verse
2010 - The Works of George Herbert in Prose and Verse (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142913410
ISBN-10: 1142913414
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2006 - George Herbert [Poet to Poet] (Paperback)Paperback
2005 - The Complete English Poems [Herbert, George - Penguin Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
2004 - Herbert Poems [Everyman's Library Pocket Poets] (Hardcover)
2003 - Poems of Faith [Dover Thrift Editions] (Paperback)
2002 - Verse and Prose [Golden Age of Spiritual Writing] (Paperback)
1998 - Poems [Greville Press Pamphlets] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1997 - Selected Poems of Edward Lear [Bloomsbury Poetry Classics] (Hardcover)
1997 - Selected Poems of George Herbert [Bloomsbury Poetry Classics] (Hardcover)
1995 - The Complete English Works [Everyman's Library, 204] (Hardcover)
1995 - George Herbert the Temple a Diplomatic Edition of the Bodleian Manuscript [Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies] (Hardcover)
1985 - Poems and Prose [Poetry Library] (Paperback)
1975 - English Poems [Everyman's University Library] (Hardcover)Paperback
1971 - Selected Poems [Heinemann Poetry Bookshelf] (Hardcover)Paperback
Selected Poetry [Signet Books] (Paperback)
The Essential Herbert [The Essential poets] (Hardcover)Paperback