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QUOTE (George Herbert) – April 3

April 3, 2014

Portrait of George Herbert (poet) by Robert Wh...

Having been tenant long to a rich lord,
Not thriving, I resolvèd to be bold,
And make a suit unto him, to afford
A new small-rented lease, and cancel th’ old.

In heaven at his manor I him sought;
They told me there that he was lately gone
About some land, which he had dearly bought
Long since on earth, to take possessiòn.

I straight returned, and knowing his great birth,
Sought him accordingly in great resorts;
In cities, theaters, gardens, parks, and courts;
At length I heard a ragged noise and mirth
Of thieves and murderers; there I him espied,
Who straight, Your suit is granted, said, and died.
~ George Herbert, Redemption

In honor of George Herbert, a poet and Anglican priest, who was born on this day in 1593.

Resources:
April 3 – Today in Christian History
Redemption by George Herbert
George Herbert Biography
When the Suitor of Our Souls Pays for the Feast: “Redemption” by George Herbert

 

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One comment

  1. My favorite poem by George Herbert is called “Gratefulnesse”. If you have a chance to read it, you will be blessed.



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