The Poems of George Herbert
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The Poems of George Herbert



"It is difficult to conjecture how much George Herbert's return to the spiritual life was due to the sudden failure of royal patronage, and how much to his own devotion ; but it is vain to pretend that it was at first an easy or a palatable change of front for him. 'In this time of retirement' [in London and Kent], says Walton, 'he had many conflicts with himself, whether he should return to the painted pleasures of a court life, or betake himself to a study of divinity, and enter into sacred orders, to which his mother had often persuaded him. These were such conflicts as they only can know that have endured them; for ambitious desires, and the outward glory of this world, are not easily laid aside; but at last God inclined him to put on a resolution to serve at His altar.'"
--From the Introduction by Arthur Waugh



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Published 26 April 2018
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Wipf and Stock Publishers 199 W 8th Ave, Suite 3 Eugene, OR 97401 The Poems of George Herbert By Herbert, George and Waugh, Arthur ISBN 13: 978-1-5326-4631-7 Publication date 12/22/2017 Previously published by Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1907