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 >
Lord Jesus, with what sweetness and delights. H. Vaughan. [Ascension.] This poem of 62 lines on Ascension day appeared in the second part of his Silex Scintillans; or Sacred Poems, &c, 1655, and again in the Rev. H. F. Lyte's reprint, 1846 (1858 ed., p. 133). Upon the first four lines of the poem the Rev. T. Darling based his Ascension hymn, "Lord Jesus, taken from Thy servants' sight," and published the same in the 1856 edition of his Hymns for the Church of England. It is continued in later editions.