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Author photo. Halleck's New English Literature, 1913

Halleck's New English Literature, 1913

Robert Herrick (1) [1591–1674]

This page covers the author of Selected Poems.

For other authors named Robert Herrick, see the disambiguation page.

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Robert Herrick: August 24, 1591 - October 15, 1674 Robert Herrick is one of the Cavalier poets and the most gifted of the "tribe of Ben", the small band of poets influenced by Ben Jonson. Herrick is considered one of the greatest English songwriters. He published only one volume of verse, an astonishing collection of 1,200 poems known as the Hesperides and Noble Numbers (1648). Although Herrick was an Anglican priest, many of his poems deal with sensual pleasures, stressing the need for carpe diem - to seize the day - since youth and joy pass so quickly. Herrick's verse is intensely musical and reflects classical and Anglican ceremony, English folklore, and timeless myth. He is best known for his short poem, "To Virgins, To Make Much of Time," which begins, "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may," encouraging young people to enjoy themselves while they still can. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Selected Poems 69 copies
Robert Herrick 60 copies, 1 review
Hesperides 39 copies
Herrick 30 copies, 1 review
Flower Poems. 3 copies
Poetry 1 copy
Lyrics from Herrick 1 copy, 1 review
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 863 copies, 7 reviews
A Treasury of the World's Best Loved Poems (Contributor) 476 copies, 4 reviews
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (Contributor) 100 copies, 1 review
The Cavalier Poets: An Anthology (Contributor) 100 copies
A Golden Land (Contributor) 37 copies
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