Herbert, George (1593 - 1633)

Biography: 

Herbert's poems were first published shortly after his death, in The Temple, Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations by Mr. George Herbert, 1633. Some of them had already circulated in MS. His poems are so full of biblical echoes or quotations, and his images so often liturgical, that only full annotation (rather than mere reference) can properly bring out his indebtedness.

Given Name: 
George
Family Name: 
Herbert
Birth Date: 
April 3, 1593
Death Date: 
March1633
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father : Richard Herbert
mother : Magdalen Herbert
brother : Edward Herbert
brother : Henry Herbert
brother : Thomas Herbert
wife : Jane Herbert (from 5 Mar. 1628)
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First RPO Edition: 
1997