Complete English Poems

ISBN-10: 0140424555
ISBN-13: 9780140424553
Edition: 2004 (Revised)
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Description: George Herbert combined the intellectual and the spiritual, the humble and the divine, to create some of the most moving devotional poetry in the English language. His deceptively simple verse uses the ingenious arguments typical of  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.06" wide x 7.74" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

George Herbert combined the intellectual and the spiritual, the humble and the divine, to create some of the most moving devotional poetry in the English language. His deceptively simple verse uses the ingenious arguments typical of seventeenth-century metaphysical' poets, and unusual imagery drawn from musical structures, the natural world and domestic activity to explore a mosaic of Biblical themes. From the wit and wordplay of The Pulley' and the formal experimentation of Easter Wings' and Paradise', to the intense, highly personal relationship between man and God portrayed in The Collar' and Redemption', the works collected here show the transcendental power of divine love.

George Herbert, remembered as one of the greatest of the Metaphysical poets, was born on April 3, 1593 in Montgomery, Wales. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge. Herbert was a Fellow of Trinity, a public orator, the canon of Lincoln Cathedral and a rector in Bemerton. Herbert died on March 1, 1633. On his deathbed, he gave a manuscript of verses called The Temple to his friend, Nicolas Ferrar. Although Herbert wanted the manuscript burned, Ferrar had it published. The poems contained in the manuscript exalt God, but Herbert believed he was committing a sin of pride by creating an artistic work.

J.J.M. Tobin, Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Fulbright Scholar who has taught at Boston College, York University in Toronto and Boston State College. He has edited The Complete English Poems of George Herbert (Penguin Classics, 1992, second edition 2001) and served as the contributing editor on the second edition of The Riverside Shakespeare (1997). He has published a number of notes and articles and a book, Shakespeare's Favorite Novel (1984), dealing with the sources, chronology and texts of Shakespeare, Milton, and other Renaissance writers. He is currently editing Shakespeare's history play King John for the Arden series.

The printers to the reader
The dedication
Perirrhanterium
Superliminare
The altar
The sacrifice
The thanksgiving
The reprisal
The agony
The sinner
Good Friday
Redemption
Sepulchre
Easter
Easter-wings
Holy baptism (1)
Holy baptism (2)
Nature
Sin (1)
Affliction (1)
Repentance
Faith
Prayer (1)
The holy communion
Antiphon (1)
Love (1)
Love (2)
The temper (1)
The temper (2)
Jordan (1)
Employment (1)
The Holy Scriptures (1)
The Holy Scriptures (2)
Whitsunday
Grace
Praise (1)
Affliction (2)
Matins
Sin (2)
Evensong
Church-monuments
Church-music
Church-lock and key
The church-floor
The windows
Trinity Sunday
Content
The quiddity
Humility
Frailty
Constancy
Affliction (3)
The star
Sunday
Avarice
Anagram
To all angels and saints
Employment (2)
Denial
Christmas
Ungratefulness
Sighs and groans
The world
Colossians 3:3
Vanity (1)
Lent
Virtue
The Pearl : Matthew 13:45
Affliction (4)
Man
Antiphon (2)
Unkindness
Life
Submission
Justice (1)
Charms and knots
Affliction (5)
Mortification
Decay
Misery
Jordan (2)
Prayer (2)
Obedience
Conscience
Sion
Home
The British Church
The quip
Vanity (2)
The dawning
Jesu
Business
Dialogue
Dullness
Love-joy
Providence
Hope
Sin's round
Time
Gratefulness
Peace
Confession
Giddiness
The bunch of grapes
Love unknown
Man's medley
The storm
Paradise
The method
Divinity
Ephesians 4:30 : grieve not the Holy Spirit, etc.
The family
The size
Artillery
Church-rents and schisms
Justice (2)
The pilgrimage
The holdfast
Complaining
The discharge
Praise (2)
An offering
Longing
The bag
The Jews
The collar
The glimpse
Assurance
The call
Clasping of hands
Praise (3)
Joseph's coat
The pulley
The priesthood
The search
Grief
The cross
The flower
Dotage
The son
A true hymn
The answer
A dialogue-anthem
The water-course
Self-condemnation
Bitter-sweet
The glance
The Twenty-third Psalm
Mary Magdalene
Aaron
The Odour : 2 Corinthians 2
The foil
The forerunners
The rose
Discipline
The invitation
The banquet
The posy
A parody
The elixir
A wreath
Death
Doomsday
Judgement
Heaven
Love (3)
The church militant
L'Envoy
The Holy Communion
Love
Trinity Sunday
Evensong
The knell
Perseverance
Sonnets
To my successor
To the Right Hon. the L. Chancellor
To the Lady Elizabeth Queen of Bohemia
Envoi to the same : another
A priest to the temple
Izaak Walton's The life of Mr. George Herbert
A selection of Herbert's Latin verse

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