George Herbert

George Herbert was a Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest. Herbert's poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets. Wikipedia

“Said I not so?”

Said I not so,—that I would sin no more? Witness, my God, I did; Yet I am run again upon the score: My faults cannot be hid. What shall I do?—make vows and break them still? ’T will be but labor lost; My good cannot prevail against mine ill: The business will...

By George Herbert
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06 July

Constancy

Who is the honest man? He that doth still and strongly good pursue; To God, his neighbor, and himself, most true. Whom neither force nor fawning can Unpin, or wrench from giving all their due. Whose honesty is not So loose or easy, that a ruffling wind Can blow away, or glittering...

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01 February

The Collar

I Struck the board, and cry'd, No more. I will abroad. What? shall I ever sigh and pine? My lines and life are free; free as the rode, Loose as the winde, as large as store. Shall I be still in suit? Have I no harvest but a thorn To let me...

By George Herbert
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12 August