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Book Title: The Complete English Works|
The author of the book: George Herbert
Date of issue: June 29th 1995
Format files: PDF
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ISBN 13: 9781857152043
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Based on the recommendation of a number of pastors, I picked this up for some evening reading. Out of the 167 poems in the book, 116 are written with different meters. Why? Because when he used language to craft truth and worship, he felt he was most able to see and enjoy God. After reading the exquisite poetry in the first section, I was surprised to find the next section (his book on pastoral work) so practical and relational. The books ends with a short biography of Herbert's life, which was also very good.
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Read information about the authorGeorge Herbert was a Welsh-born English poet and orator. Herbert's poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets, and he is recognized as "a pivotal figure: enormously popular, deeply and broadly influential, and arguably the most skillful and important British devotional lyricist."
Born into an artistic and wealthy family, Herbert received a good education that led to his admission in 1609 as a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, Herbert excelled in languages, rhetoric and music. He went to university with the intention of becoming a priest, but when eventually he became the University's Public Orator he attracted the attention of King James I and may well have seen himself as a future Secretary of State. In 1624 and briefly in 1625 he served in Parliament. Never a healthy man, he died of consumption at the early age of 39.
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