George Herbert

George Herbert was a Welsh poet who also worked as an orator and priest. His poetry is often associated with the metaphysical movement and was considered skilled during his lifetime. He gave up his secular ambitions when he took holy orders in the Church of England. Read more about George Herbert.


‘Virtue’ is one of George Herbert’s spiritual poems stressing the need of keeping a virtuous soul. Herbert creates a contrast between earthly things and a virtuous soul to make his point.


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