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Robert Herrick: August 24, 1591 - October 15, 1674 Robert Herrick is one of the Cavalier poets and the most gifted of the "tribe of Ben", the small band of poets influenced by Ben Jonson. Herrick is considered one of the greatest English songwriters. He published only one volume of verse, an visa mer astonishing collection of 1,200 poems known as the Hesperides and Noble Numbers (1648). Although Herrick was an Anglican priest, many of his poems deal with sensual pleasures, stressing the need for carpe diem - to seize the day - since youth and joy pass so quickly. Herrick's verse is intensely musical and reflects classical and Anglican ceremony, English folklore, and timeless myth. He is best known for his short poem, "To Virgins, To Make Much of Time," which begins, "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may," encouraging young people to enjoy themselves while they still can. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Robert Herrick

Selected Poems (1961) 72 exemplar
Robert Herrick (1996) 64 exemplar
The Poems of Robert Herrick (1902) 54 exemplar
Hesperides (1887) 41 exemplar
Herrick (1962) 30 exemplar
What Sweeter Music (1988) 10 exemplar
Songs and Lyrics (1941) 7 exemplar
Robert Herrick (1920) 5 exemplar
Flower Poems. (1905) 3 exemplar
One Hundred and Eleven Poems (1955) 3 exemplar
Music of a Feast (1968) 2 exemplar
Some Poems of Robert Herrick (1941) 2 exemplar
Poems Of Robert Herrick (1967) 2 exemplar
Erotic Poetry Collection (2010) 2 exemplar
To the Virgins 2 exemplar
Songs from the Hesperides (1919) 2 exemplar
Hesperides (v.1): (1869) 1 exemplar
Poems of Herrick 1 exemplar
Poetry 1 exemplar
Let's Go a Maying 1 exemplar
Christmas Short Works Collection 2014 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Hesperides, etc 1 exemplar
Poèmes des Poilus 1 exemplar
Favorite poems 1 exemplar

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Devon UK
Land (för karta)
England, UK
London, England (birth)
Dean Prior, Devonshire, England (death)
Cambridge University (MA | 1620)



Nicely produced edition fit for ample pocket; decorated throughout with tipped in illustrations as title page and frontispiece and art nouveau style foliage decorations around each poem
jon1lambert | Dec 17, 2020 |
Favourites: “The Argument of his Book” and “To Daffodils”.
PollyMoore3 | May 14, 2020 |
Herrick wrote so well we hardly notice. A brilliant translator, he often improves on the Latin: "I ask't thee oft, what Poets thou hast read?/
And liks't the best? Still thou reply'st, 'The Dead.'" This is Martial, " Miraris veteres," 8.69. An Anglican minister whose Devon church and house-in-exile still stand just off the main highway (at Dean Prior), he wrote the most famous Cavalier poem on erection, "The Vine." This uses a dream and a gardening metaphor, 'Me thought, her long small legs and thighs / I with my tendrils did surprise," and concludes,"And with the fancy I awook; /And found (Ah me!)
this mortal part of mine / More like a Stock than like a Vine."
To sum his genius, see him fit Latinate, ponderous words into light, short meter, four beat lines: "When as in silks my Julia goes / Then, then (me thinks) how sweetly flows / The liquefation of her clothes."
My personal favorite shows Herrick the clergyman syncretizing classical and Christian gods: "The gods require the thighs / Of beeves for sacrifice /
Which roasted, we the steam / High-towering raise to them, / Who, though they do not eat, / Yet love the smell of meat." Something deeply personal as well as professional here; Herrick combines his asceticism and his sensuality in another syncretism.
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AlanWPowers | May 25, 2012 |
Not a big Herrick fan.
Poemblaze | Aug 14, 2006 |


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