George Herbert Quotes

Mark you the floore? that square & speckled stone, Which looks so firm and strong, Is Patience:
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. The Church-Floor (l. 1-3). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, When once it is within thee.
George Herbert (1593-1633), British clergyman, poet. The Church-Porch, st. 5, The Temple (1633).
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Religion stands on tiptoe in our land, Ready to pass to the American strand.
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet, clergyman. repr. In The Works of George Herbert, ed. Helen Gardner (1961). The Church Militant, l. 235, The Temple (1633).
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By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself: see what thy soul doth wear. Dare to look in thy chest; for 'tis thine own: And tumble up and down what thou find'st there. Who cannot rest till he good fellows find, He breaks up house, turns out of doors his mind.
George Herbert (1593-1633), British clergyman, poet. The Church Porch, st. 25, The Temple (1633).
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I struck the board, and cried, "No more. I will abroad." What? Shall I ever sigh and pine? My lines and life are free; free as the road, Loose as the wind, as large as store. Shall I be still in suit?
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet, clergyman. repr. In The Works of George Herbert, ed. Helen Gardner (1961). The Collar, The Temple (1633). Herbert's poem describes the anguished decision which directed him toward the "collar" (the Church)Msee Herbert on vocation.
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But as I raved and grew more fierce and wild At every word, Me thoughts, I heard one calling, 'Child!' And I replied, 'My Lord.'
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. The Collar (l. 33-36). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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