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George Herbert

1593 - 1633
Born in Wales, George Herbert was an English religious poet recognised as one of the main British devotional lyricist. Nowadays, he is remembered for using common language in the rhythms of speech and for chosing efficient pure words. He is considered as a major Metaphysical poet.
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Death, thou wast once an uncouth hideous thing,
Nothing but bones,
The sad effect of sadder ... [+]

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MATTHEW XIII

I know the ways of learning; both the head
And pipes that feed the press, and make... [+]

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When my devotions could not pierce
Thy silent ears:
Then was my heart broken, as was my verse:
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I made a posie, while the day ran by:
Here will I smell my remnant out, and tie
My life within ... [+]

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Lord, how can man preach thy eternal word?
He is a brittle crazy glass;
Yet in thy temple thou ... [+]