Chrysomela: A Selection from the Lyrical Poems of Robert Herrick (Classic Reprint)

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Young Robert appears to have attended school in Westminster until his fifteenth year, when he was apprenticed to Sir Wil liam, who had learned the gentle art of gold smith from his nephew's father. Though Robert's indentures bound him for ten years, Sir William is supposed to have of fered no remonstrance when he was asked, long before that term expired, to cancel the engagement and allow Robert to enter Carn bridge, which he did as fellow-commoner at St. John's College. At the end of two years he transferred himself to Trinity Hall, with a view to economy and the pursuit of the law - the two frequently go together. He received his degree of ra. In 1617, and his m.a. In 1620, having relinquished the law for the arts.

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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.

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