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Poor Death: George Herbert’s “Dialogue-Anthem” with Death

Through Lent With George Herbert Good Friday Herbert wrote a poem with the title Good Friday, as well as one on The Cross, but the short poem I have chosen for today, although rarely commented on by scholars, will do … Continue reading

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A Procession to Death: George Herbert’s “Mortification”

Through Lent With George Herbert Friday After The Fourth Sunday Of Lent Mortification. How soon doth man decay ! When clothes are taken from a chest of sweets To swaddle infants, whose young breath Scarce knows the way ; Those … Continue reading

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