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George Herbert

George Herbert (April 3, 1593 - March 1, 1633) was an English poet and orator. Despite living for only 40 years his stock as a poet has risen and risen. Remarkably none of his work was published in his lifetime. The poems of his final years, written as a clergyman in Bemerton[?], Salisbury, are like nothing else in literature. They combine a profound spirituality with a restless experimentation. Their language remains fresh and inspiring today.

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