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George Herbert

GEORGE HERBERT (1593–1633) was born at Montgomery, Powys, Wales. He was born at Montgomery Castle as were many of the distinguished Herberts before him. His lineage includes many knights that lived at the Castle. He was educated by Mr. Ireland at Westminster and at fifteen he attended Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1619 he served as Orator of the University for eight years. In 1626 he became Prebendary of Layton Ecclesia in the diocese of Lincoln. He married Jane Danvers, and in 1630 became rector of Bemerton, and at 39 he died of tuberculosis. His largest diversion was music. His most notable work is “The Temple” which is a large selection of his poems.

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