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Robert Herrick

Robert Herrick
Short Name: Robert Herrick
Full Name: Herrick, Robert, 1591-1674
Birth Year: 1591
Death Year: 1674

Herrick, Robert, son of Nicholas Herrick, goldsmith in Cheapside, London, was born in London in 1591, and educated at St. John's College, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Taking Holy Orders in 1629, he was presented to the living of Dean-Prior, Devon. During Cromwell's Government he was ejected, but was reinstated at the Restoration. He died in 1674. His Noble Numbers was published in 1647; and his Hesperides, or the Works bothe Humane and Divine, of Robert Herrick, in 1648. Various editions have followed, including that by Dr. Grosart, in 3 vols., in his Early English Poets, 1869. A Selection, with Memoir by Dr. Nott, was also published at Bristol, 1810; and another Selection, by F. T. Palgrave, in the Golden Treasury Series, 1877. Herrick's Hesperides is also one of the Universal Library Series, edited by H. Morley, 1884.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology

Wikipedia Biography

Robert Herrick (baptised 24 August 1591 – buried 15 October 1674) was a 17th-century English lyric poet and Anglican cleric. He is best known for Hesperides, a book of poems. This includes the carpe diem poem "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time", with the first line "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may".

Texts by Robert Herrick (18)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Can I not come to thee my God for theseRobert Herrick (Author)2
Come to me God, but do not comeRobert Herrick (Author)1
Down with the rosemary and baysRobert Herrick (Author)2
Have, have ye no regard, all yeRobert Herrick (Author)2
Hence they have born my LordRobert Herrick (Author)2
Here a little child I standRobert Herrick (Author)2
In the dark and cloudy dayR. Herrick (Author)English3
In the hour of my distressR. Herrick, 1591-1674 (Author)English21
In this world, the Isle of DreamsRobert Herrick (Author)English4
Is this a fast, to keepRobert Herrick (Author)3
Lord, thou hast given me a cellRobert Herrick (Author)2
My God, I'm wounded by my sinRobert Herrick (Author)2
Prepare for songs he's come he's comeRobert Herrick (Author)2
The sun sets brightly in the seaRobert Herrick (Author)English2
ReadingsRobert Herrick (Author)English1
When virgin morn doth call thee to ariseRobert Herrick (Author)2
When winds and seas do rageRobert Herrick (Author)2
When with the virgin morning thou dost riseRobert Herrick (Author)2

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