The English Works of George Herbert, Vol. 2

The English Works of George Herbert, Vol. 2 : Prose (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The English Works of George Herbert, Vol. 2: Prose That Herbert intended publication is evident from his words in the authour To the reader, dated 1632. Why the book remained so long un published is unknown. One might suppose the delay due to a belief that so vivid a picture of a punctilious priest would be unwelcome and unsal able at a season of Puritan domination. But the time of its unopposed and successful issue was the culmination of the Puritan triumph, three years after the execution of the King, and a year before Cromwell became Protector. Oley's long first Preface, devoted more to abuse of Puritanism than to description of Herbert, seems to have aroused no hostility. The causes of delay must, therefore, have been of a private nature. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 354g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 14 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243321112
  • 9780243321117