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George Herbert

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Net worth 2018: $200,000
Industry: Writers
Residence: Montgomery
BirthDay: 3 April 1593
Sigh: Taurus
Died On: March 1, 1633
Education: Trinity College, Cambridge, Westminster School, University of Cambridge

George Herbert was bornon 3 April 1593 in Montgomery, British, Welsh, is Poet. George Herbert was an English poet, orator and Anglican priest with a Welsh origin. He had descended from a wealthy family and thus, was educated well. Herbert was an excellent student of language and music in his college days. Initially, he dreamt of becoming a prominent priest but his scholarship brought him into the notice of King James I/VI. During 1630s, Herbert surrendered his secular aspirations to take holy orders in the Church of England. Thereafter, he spent all his life serving as a rector of the little parish of Fugglestone St Peter with Bemerton St Andrew, near Salisbury. Herbert is also greatly known for his flawless care for his parishioners. He worked on religious poetry which was distinguished by a precision of language, a rhythmical versatility, and brilliant use of imagery. Some of the most popular poems of Herbert are “King of Glory, King of Peace” (Praise), “Let All the World in Every Corner Sing” (Antiphon) and “Teach me, my God and King” (The Elixir).

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