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poems of Robert Herrick

Robert Herrick

poems of Robert Herrick

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Published by Oxford U.P in Oxford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRobert Herrick.
The Physical Object
Pagination1441p.
Number of Pages1441
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21699859M

They range between odes and epithalamia of 5 or 6 pages, and epigrams of a single couplet. Come, let us go while we are in our prime ; And take the harmless folly of the time. No more garrulous egotist is to be found in literature; he prattles away, with child-like simplicity, about his hopes of pleasure and his fears of death, his loves and his companions, even about his food and the various creature comforts of his vicarage. The appeal of his poetry lies in its truth to human sentiments and its perfection of form and style. In he was reinstated at Dean Prior where he lived for the remainder of his life.

Our life is short, and our days run As fast away as does the sun ; And, as a vapour or a drop of rain Once lost, can ne'er be found again, So when or you or I are made A fable, song, or fleeting shade, All love, all liking, all delight Lies drowned with us in endless night. This text is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3. But his work endures to this day, and his absence from any canonical anthology of English verse would be as unthinkable as the omission of Herbert, Donne or Marvell. We have no means of discovering, or even of conjecturing, by what steps Herrick arrived at the mastery over the technical part of poetry which we discover in the Hesperides.

No more garrulous egotist is to be found in literature; he prattles away, with child-like simplicity, about his hopes of pleasure and his fears of death, his loves and his companions, even about his food and the various creature comforts of his vicarage. His work appeared after that in miscellanies and songbooks; the 17th-century English composer Henry Lawes and others set some of his songs. By he was well known as a poet, mixing in literary circles in London such as that of Ben Jonson. There is no record of Herrick attending school. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.


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Poems of Robert Herrick book

Our life is short, and our days run As fast away as does the sun ; And, as a vapour or a drop of rain Once lost, can ne'er be found again, So when or you or I are made A fable, song, or fleeting shade, All love, all liking, all delight Lies drowned with us in endless night.

His date of death is not known, but he was buried on 15 October. His reputation declined after his death, but in the 19th cent. But his work endures to this day, and his absence from any canonical anthology of English verse would be as unthinkable as the omission of Herbert, Donne or Marvell.

In Herrick took holy orders, and six years later, he became vicar of Dean Prior in Devonshire. Scott ; studies by F. He speaks so plainly. He had obtained favour by writing verses celebrating the births of both Charles II and his brother James before the Civil War.

Herrick was a pagan and a hedonist, and it was natural that his mind should revert with extreme longing to the primitive civilisation of Europe. The inventory in this opening poem shows him to some degree conventional in his poetic subjects, but also suggests his responsiveness to specific and down-to-earth detail, the quality that allows him endlessly to refresh convention.

This text is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3. This is a large collection of lyrics and odes, coupled with a book of religious poems His Noble Numbersbut it would seem that his work was already somewhat out of date by this time and the edition took some time to sell out.

There is not a sunnier book in the world than the Hesperides. He tells us that he is anxious for fame, and, again, that he is confident of securing it. Thus he was preserved from that public riot and constant disturbance of the commonwealth which did its best to drown the voice of every poet from Carew to Drydenwhich drove Crashaw away to madness and death, which made harsh the liquid melodies of Miltonwhich belied the promise of Davenant and broke the heart of Cowley.

Although he was born in London, he spent most of his childhood in Hampton. So little had he of the pedant in his constitution, that he brought these genial rites in fancy to the doors of his Devonian vicarage, and raised the thyrsus underneath his clerical roof, while the roses reigned around, and his puritan locks were shining with galbanum and storax.

He gives us a list of his domestic pets, and we see them pass before us, his goose, his lamb, his spaniel, his cat, his learned pig. Two years later Herrick was given the country living of Dean Prior in Devonshire, remaining there untilwhen he was ejected because of royalist sympathies.

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time

Herrick has little ambition to be intellectually profound, or display his effortlessly worn classical learning. In he went to the University of Cambridgegraduating in poems of Robert Herrick book The only book that Herrick published was Hesperideswhich included His Noble Numbers, a collection of poems on religious subjects with its own title page dated but not previously printed.

Now therefore, while the youthful hue Sits on thy skin like morning dew, And while thy willing soul transpires At every pore with instant fires, Now let us sport us while we may, And now, like amorous birds of prey, Rather at once our time devour Than languish in his slow-chapt power.

Consequently, while we have to lament, in the case of Lovelace or Sucklinga constant waste of energy, and unthrifty drain of poetic power, in Herrick all is wisely husbanded, and we feel satisfied that we possess the best that he could produce.

Wash, dress, be brief in praying : Few beads are best when once we go a-Maying. It was in that same year that Jonson published Oberon, the Fairy Prince, a masque peopled by the gay assemblage of fays and elves, which Herrick afterwards adopted as his own peculiar property, and full of classical allusions and strains of light versification in the spirit of the Hesperides.

The successive editors of Herrick have noted what they conceive to be his likeness to Catullus, but this is hardly critical.

In the Hesperides and the Noble Numbers were edited by T. His skill is to write conversationally, and to seem to address one particular woman.

Herrick must ever be regarded as an alien in the choir of divine singers which the 17th century produced; he has something of their technical character, but in spirit he is divided from them by a barrier that neither a genuine piety nor a desire to edify could over-step.

Even Ben Jonson, when he was most Latin, was but a burly Londoner masquerading in a toga; but Herrick, if not born a Greek, as Keats was, might yet claim to be the compatriot of those Italian lyrists of the early renaissance, who completely divested themselves of all trace of Christendom.

He wrote no more poems afterand is buried in an unmarked grave in the churchyard at Dean Prior. But his verse is not all so objective as he pretends; to the observation of nature and the praise of enjoyment in others he adds copious reflection on the construction of his own mind and body, and discusses his experiences with a charming candor.This item: The Complete Poems of Robert Herrick, Vol.

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Robert Herrick