Vaughan, Henry, M.D., commonly called "The Silurist," was one of twin brothers born of a titled family at Newton, Llansaintffiad, in 1621. After studying under the Rev. Matthew Herbert, Rector of Llangattock, he proceeded to Jesus College, Oxford, in 1638; but through the national troubles of those days, his studies, in common with those of his brother, were interrupted, and they had to leave the University. Subsequently he entered the medical profession, and practised at Brecon and at Newton. He died April 23, 1695. His published works include, Poems with the Tenth Satire of Juvenal Englished, 1646; Olor Iscanus, 1651; The Mount of Olives, 1652, &c. As a religious poet he followed very closely the peculiarities of George Herbert, of whose… Go to person page >
Bright Queen of heaven. H. Vaughan. [Blessed Virgin Mary.] A poem in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, entitled “The Knot," which appeared in Pt. ii. of his Silex Scintillans, or Sacred Poems, &c, 2nd edition, 1655, and again in the Rev. H. F. Lyte's reprint of the same, London, Pickering 1847 and 1881. In its original form it is not in common use; but as "Bright Queen of saints" it is found in the People's Hymnal, 1867, No. 193. Original text in the Aldine edition of Vaughan, 1883.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)