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Complete Poems in English : The Reader's Library, Volume 15

By Herbert, George

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Title: Complete Poems in English : The Reader's Library, Volume 15  
Author: Herbert, George
Volume: Volume 15
Language: English
Subject: Non fiction., Literature., Poetry.
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George Herbert, 1593 – 1633, was a British poet whose work has become increasing significant in the English language poetic. Influenced greatly by the metaphysical conceits of John Donne, Herbert applied the ideas of extended and imaginative metaphors infused with a highly precise language to create musical lyrics—Herbert had a great love and knowledge of music—that were entirely devoted to his Christian beliefs. While politically ambitious as a young man, Herbert fully embraced his faith and became a priest in 1630. Herbert’s poetry was entirely unpublished during his lifetime, though his project for creating a body of lyrics organized around the central metaphor of man’s soul as a “temple” was both deliberate and fully realized before his death. Other lyrics and translations—all of varying authenticity—have surfaced over the years and are included after the full presentation of THE TEMPLE, which is preserved here as much as possible as it was printed in the 17th century keeping with the spelling, grammar, and typesetting of the time. Herbert’s lyrics hold up remarkably well in an era of constant self-examination and are full of a unique wit focused on both explanation and discovery of the human journey simultaneously.

A complete collection of the English language verse of British metaphysical poet, George Herbert, 1593 - 1633.

The Pulley When God at first made Man, Having a glasse of blessings standing by; Let us (said he) poure on him all we can: Let the worlds riches, which dispersed lie, Contract into a span. So strength first made a way; Then beautie flow’d, then wisdome, honour, pleasure: When almost all was out, God made a stay, Perceiving that alone of all his treasure Rest in the bottome lay. For if I should (said he) Bestow this jewell also on my creature, He would adore my gifts in stead of me, And rest in Nature, not the God of Nature: So both should losers be. Yet let him keep the rest, But keep them with repining restlesnesse: Let him be rich and wearie, that at least, If goodnesse leade him not, yet wearinesse May tosse him to my breast.

Table of Contents
Introduction THE TEMPLE Dedication THE CHURCH-PORCH Perirrhanterium Superliminare THE CHURCH The Altar The Sacrifice The Thanksgiving The Reprisall The Agonie The Sinner Good Friday Redemption Sepulchre Easter Easter-Wings (I) Easter-Wings (II) Holy Baptisme (I) Holy Baptisme (II) Nature Sinne (I) Affliction (I) Repentance Faith Prayer (I) The Holy Communion Antiphon (I) Love (I) Love (II) The Temper (I) The Temper (II) Jordan (I) Employment (I) The Holy Scriptures (I) The Holy Scriptures (II) Whitsunday Grace Praise (I) Affliction (II) Mattens Sinne (II) Even-Song (I) Church-Monuments Church-Musick Church-Lock and Key The Church-Floore The Windows Trinitie-Sunday Content The Quidditie Humilitie Frailtie Constancie Affliction (III) The Starre Sunday Avarice Ana- {MARY/ARMY} -gram To All Angels and Saints Employment (II) Deniall Christmas Ungratefulnesse Sighs and Grones The World Colossians 3:3 - Our Life Is Hid with Christ in God... Vanitie (I) Lent Vertue The Pearl - Matthew 13 Affliction (IV) Man Antiphon (II) Unkindnesse Life Submission Justice (I) Charms and Knots Affliction (V) Mortification Decay Miserie Jordan (II) Prayer (II) Obedience Conscience Sion Home The British Church The Quip Vanitie (II) The Dawning Jesu Businesse Dialogue Dulnesse Love-Joy Providence Hope Sinnes Round Time Gratefulnesse Peace Confession Giddinesse The Bunch of Grapes Love Unknown Mans Medley The Storm Paradise The Method Divinitie Ephesians 4:30 - Grieve Not the Holy Spirit... The Familie The Size Artillerie Church-Rents and Schismes Justice (II) The Pilgrimage The Holdfast Complaining The Discharge Praise (II) An Offering Longing The Bag The Jews The Collar The Glimpse Assurance The Call Clasping of Hands Praise (III) Josephs Coat The Pulley The Priesthood The Search Grief The Crosse The Flower Dotage The Sonne A True Hymne The Answer A Dialogue-Antheme The Water-Course Self-Condemnation Bitter-Sweet The Glance The 23 Psalme Marie Magdalene Aaron The Odour - 2 Corinthians 2 The Foil The Forerunners The Rose Discipline The Invitation The Banquet The Posie A Parodie The Elixer A Wreath Death Dooms-Day Judgement Heaven Love (III) THE CHURCH MILITANT L’ Envoy ADDITIONAL POEMS AND TRANSLATIONS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TEMPLE Holy Communion Love Trinity Sunday Even-Song The Knell Perserverance A Paradox The Convert Sonnets I II Inscription in the Parsonage, Bemerton To My Successor Another Version On Lord Danvers To the Right Hon. the Lord Chancellor Bacon To Ye Queene of Bohemia L’Envoy Gloria to Psalm XXIII Psalm I Psalm II Psalm III Psalm IV Psalm V Psalm VI Psalm VII About the Editor Also from William Ralph Press


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