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Herbert, George (1593 - 1633), poet

Ruth Smith, Michael Smith and Jeremy Maule

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Montgomery, 3 April 1593; d Bemerton, Wilts., 1 March 1633). English poet of Welsh birth. He studied classics and divinity at Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1612, MA 1616), where he became university praelector in rhetoric (1618) and university orator (1620). This last position, and his family links to the powerful Pembroke nexus at court, promised high office there or in government. But after a period of retirement he

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