George Herbert Quotes

Now I am here, what thou wilt do with me None of my books will show: I reade, and sigh, and wish I were a tree;
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Affliction (l. 55-57). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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At first thou gav'st me milk and sweetnesses; I had my wish and way: My dayes were straw'd with flow'rs and happinesse; There was no month but May. But with my yeares sorrow did twist and grow, And made a partie unawares for wo.
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Affliction (l. 19-24). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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Ah my deare God! though I am clean forgot, Let me not love thee, if I love thee not.
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Affliction (l. 65-66). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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I, who had heard of music in the spheres, But not of speech in stars, began to muse: But turning to my God, whose ministers The stars and all things are; If I refuse, Dread Lord, said I, so oft my good; Then I refuse not ev'n with blood To wash away my stubborn thought: For I will do or suffer what I ought.
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Artillerie (l. 9-16). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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Give me simplicity, that I may live, So live and like, that I may know Thy ways, Know them and practise them: then shall I give For this poor wreath, give Thee a crown of praise.
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. A Wreath (l. 9-12). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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life is straight, Straight as a line, and ever tends to Thee,
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. A Wreath (l. 5-6). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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A wreathed garland of deserved praise, Of praise deserved, unto Thee I give, I give to Thee, who knowest all my ways, My crooked winding ways, wherein I live,
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. A Wreath (l. 1-4). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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Ah my dear angry Lord, Since thou dost love, yet strike; Cast down, yet help afford; Sure I will do the like.
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Bitter-sweet (l. 1-4). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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thou mayst know, That flesh is but the glass, which holds the dust That measures all our time;
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Church Monuments (l. 19-21). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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But since our Saviours death did put some bloud Into thy face; Thou art grown fair and full of grace, Much in request, much sought for as a good.
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Death (l. 13-16). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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