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The Works of George Herbert contains all of Herbert’s prose and poetry, as well as his personal correspondence. It includes all the poems from The Temple, The Church Militant, and A Priest to the Temple, plus numerous miscellaneous poems in English, Latin, and Greek. Jacula Prudentum—Herbert’s popular list of “outlandish proverbs and sayings”—is contained therein. The correspondence is divided between his English letters and his Greek letters. Plus, this edition contains R. A. Willmott’s careful notes and beautiful illustrations.

Author Bio

George Herbert (3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633) was a Welsh born English poet, orator and Anglican priest. Being born into an artistic and wealthy family, he received a good education that led to his holding prominent positions at Cambridge University and Parliament. As a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, Herbert excelled in languages and music. He went to college with the intention of becoming a priest, but his scholarship attracted the attention of King James I/VI.