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  Robert Herrick (poet) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Herrick (baptized August 24, 1591 - October 1674) was a 17th century English poet.
Robert Herrick became a member of the Sons of Ben, a group of Cavalier poets centred around an admiration for the works of Ben Jonson.
Herrick was a bachelor all his life, and many of the women he names in his poems are thought to be fictional.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Robert_Herrick_(poet)   (497 words)

 ROBERT HERRICK - LoveToKnow Article on ROBERT HERRICK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
He was the seventh child of Nicholas Herrick, goldsmith, of the city of London, who died in 1592, under suspicion of suicide.
The children were brought up by their uncle, Sir William Herrick, one of the richest goldsmiths of the day, to whom in 1607 Robert was bound apprentice.
Herrick never married, but lived at the vicarage surrounded by a happy family of pets, and tended by an excellent old servant named Prudence Baldwin.
75.1911encyclopedia.org /H/HE/HERRICK_ROBERT.htm   (984 words)

 Herrick, Robert, English poet. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
1591–1674, English poet, generally considered the greatest of the Cavalier poets.
Two years later Herrick was given the country living of Dean Prior in Devonshire, remaining there until 1647, when he was ejected because of royalist sympathies.
Herrick never married, and the many women mentioned in his poems are probably imaginary.
www.bartleby.com /65/he/Herric-po.html   (276 words)

Robert Herrick, then, had two "bad fathers," both of whom symbolically mutilated him--one by abandoning him, and one by using money to extend the poet's dependency and deny him his autonomy, his opportunity for self-creation.
Herrick's Royalism can scarcely be doubted, and the notion of the king as the father of his subjects is traditional, but monarchs make problematical paternal surrogates: their extraordinary power forces the subject into a regressive child-parent relationship, yet despite that power, like natural fathers kings are subject to "Times trans-shifting" (H-1, line 9).
Herrick's poem defends against the fact that it is actually Charles who needs to be rescued by imagining that the king has again taken up his former role of rescuer of his children/subjects.
www.geocities.com /milleldred/herrickrollin.html   (6260 words)

 Ponkapog Papers - ROBERT HERRICK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Robert Herrick was descended in a direct line from an ancient family in Lincolnshire, the Eyricks, a mentionable representative of which was John Eyrick of Leicester, the poet's grandfather, admitted freeman in 1535, and afterward twice made mayor of the town.
Herrick personally placed the "copy" in the hands of John Williams and Francis Eglesfield, and if he were over-persuaded to allow them to print unfit verses, and to observe no method whatever in the contents of the book, the discredit is none the less his.
Herrick was firmly convinced that each new lyric was a stone added to the pillar of his fame, and perhaps his sense of relief was tinged with indefinable regret when he found himself suddenly deprived of his benefice.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/literarystudies/PonkapogPapers/chap18.html   (3784 words)

 Bloomsbury.com - Research centre
Robert Herrick's poetry was published in a collection entitled Hesperides (1648), which appeared together with a companion volume, His Noble Numbers.
As one of the few Renaissance poets to gather his work into a single volume, it is important to look at Herrick's poetry as a self-consciously coherent pattern.
Herrick's chief stylistic models were the epigrammatic Latin poetic styles to be discovered in the works of Catullus and Horace.
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 Marriage, celibacy, and ritual in Robert Herrick's 'Hesperides.'
Herrick's epithalamia, Dubrow observes, are populated by reluctant brides, and she argues that this antipathy toward consummation "destabilizes" Herrick's marriage poems.'(9) Dubrow stops short, however, of assessing the ideological significance of this distinctive feature of Herrick's epithalamia.
Herrick presents the disrobing of Jane Pulteney as the removal of the woman's floral garments, a literal de-flowering.(21) He thus instructs the "whimpring" bridesmaids to rehearse the role of the bridegroom, to inflict a sexualized physical loss upon their friend.
Herrick's focus on the daughter and her female companions is unique: the women are peripheral to both the Judges account and subsequent treatments of the narrative.
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 The Academy of American Poets - Robert Herrick
In August 1591 Robert Herrick was the seventh child and fourth son born to a London goldsmith, Nicholas, and his wife, Julian Stone Herrick.
Following the restoration of Charles II, Herrick was reinstated at Dean Prior where he resided from 1662 until his death in October 1674.
Herrick was influenced by classical Roman poetry and wrote on pastoral themes, dealing mostly with English country life and village customs.
www.poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/197   (314 words)

 [minstrels] The Night Piece, To Julia -- Robert Herrick
Herrick's lyrics are notable for their technical mastery and the interplay of thought, rhythm, and imagery that they display.
As a poet Herrick was steeped in the classical tradition; he was also influenced by English folklore and lyrics, by Italian madrigals, by the Bible and patristic literature, and by contemporary English writers, notably Ben Jonson and Robert Burton.
As for being French - please - Robert Herrick was a Romantic - not a weirdo.
www.cs.rice.edu /~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/398.html   (812 words)

 Robert Herrick
Herrick's amazing art refuses to engage in Mannerist intellectual gyrations, and seems to leap a century ahead toward the balance and restraint of what Sypher calls the "Late Baroque." However, he never indulges in the spectacular demonstrations of power that a Baroque author like Milton displays.
Herrick might be paired with Herbert as a young man whose poetic talents were somewhat at odds with his career at a country parsonage.
Herrick's aesthetic of a "wild civility" might be called an elitist aesthetic since it presupposes that the lady, poem, or other "work of art" will begin with a capacity to achieve the height of neoclassical decorum, control of appearances (the long-run effect of the courtier's emulation of correct models in Hoby/Castiglione).
faculty.goucher.edu /eng211/robert_herick.htm   (1173 words)

 August 20th
Born: Robert Herrick, English poet, 1591; George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, favourite of James I and Charles I, 1592, Brookesley, Leicestershire; Louis Bourdaloue, celebrated preacher, 1632, Bouryes; Thomas Simpson, distinguished mathematician, 1710, Market-Bosworth, Leicestershire; George Eden, Earl of Auckland, governor general of India, 1784.
Robert Herrick, Errick, Heyrick, or, as he himself wrote his name, Hearick, was the son of a goldsmith, and born in Cheapside.
Herrick's poetry was for more than a century in complete oblivion, and much of it was worthy of no better fate; but a selection of it ought not to be wanting in any library of English literature.
www.thebookofdays.com /months/aug/20.htm   (2799 words)

 Herrick, Robert on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
KENNETH P. [Herrick, Robert] 1591-1674, English poet, generally considered the greatest of the Cavalier poets.
Marriage, celibacy, and ritual in Robert Herrick's 'Hesperides.'
Robert Herrick, the human figure, and the English mannerist aesthetic.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/h/herric-po.asp   (425 words)

 Lyrical Poems of Robert Herrick - Preface   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Herrick's directness of speech is accompanied by an equally clear and simple presentment of his thought; we have, perhaps, no poet who writes more consistently and earnestly with his eye upon his subject.
Herrick has his CONCETTI also: but they are in him generally true plays of fancy; he writes throughout far more naturally than these lyrists, who, on the other hand, in their unfrequent successes reach a more complete and classical form of expression.
With the error that regards Herrick as a careless singer is closely twined that which ranks him in the school of that master of elegant pettiness who has usurped and abused the name Anacreon; as a mere light-hearted writer of pastorals, a gay and frivolous Renaissance amourist.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/poetry/LyricalPoemsofRobertHerrick/Chap0.html   (3460 words)

 Robert Herrick
English poet, born at Cheapside, London, and baptized on the 24th of August 1591.
Anthony à Wood says that Herricks's sermons were florid and witty, and that he was "beloved by the neighboring gentry." A very aged woman, one Dorothy King, stated that the poet once threw his sermon at his congregation, cursing them for their inattention.
A monument was erected to his memory in the parish church in 1857, by Perry Herrick, a descendant of a collateral branch of the family.
www.nndb.com /people/860/000103551   (1051 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Clergyman and poet, Robert Herrick was born in London, the seventh child of Nicholas Herrick, a wealthy goldsmith.
However, the Queen's Almoner did not confiscate the Herrick estate for the crown as was usually the case with suicides.
Herrick' (1610) is Herrick's earliest known poem, and deals with the move from London to farm life in Leicestershire.
www2.cs.utah.edu /~goller/books/HERRICK/BIOG.TXT   (364 words)

 WILLA Volume 7 - Using Sexism to Enlighten: Robert Herrick and Other 'Wanton Amblers'
Herrick's women were merely part of the landscape-most of them lovely, charming or idealized.
The unimpeded male gaze-whether belonging to poet, artist, or man on the street—has received increasing feminist scrutiny, with a myriad of adjectives ascribed to it: vigilant, dominating, violent, subjecting, transfixing, penetrating, possessing, powerful, desiring, mastering, judgmental (punishing or forgiving), appraising, and eroticized (c.f.
For example, Herrick's popular poem about the erotic stimulation that is created by disarray and looseness in women's clothing (Delight in Disorders) has been interpreted as "a statement of anti- Puritanism, " a plea for disorder in manners, morals and dress (Scholes 57).
scholar.lib.vt.edu /ejournals/old-WILLA/fall98/shanfield.html   (2678 words)

 Literary Encyclopedia: Robert Herrick
Robert Herrick was the fourth son of Nicholas Herrick, a London goldsmith; he was baptized on 24th August 1591.
Suicide was suspected, but Nicholas Herrick’s estate went, in fulfilment of the terms of his will, to his wife Juliana (sometimes referred to as Julian or Julia) and his children.
In the early 1620s Herrick appears to have been spending his time in London, and was one of the younger poets who gathered around Ben Jonson, an enduring influence on his work.
www.litencyc.com /php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2110   (689 words)

 Online NewsHour: Holiday Poetry -- December 25, 2000
ROBERT PINSKY: The jovial, playful seventeenth century poet Robert Herrick, who wrote many poems about the pleasures of drink, sex and the playful, sensuous life, was also a clergyman.
Herrick wrote a Christmas carol, to be sung to the King in Whitehall.
Herrick's poem presents the holy baby born in December as a darling prince of flowers, a far from somber figure.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/poems/july-dec00/pinsky_12-25.html   (151 words)

 Kalaidjian/Roof/Watt, Understanding Literature, 1/e - Poetry
The son of a London goldsmith, Robert Herrick apprenticed to his uncle, also in the same trade, for six years between the ages of sixteen and twenty-two before entering Saint John's College, Cambridge.
Not just a poet, Herrick took holy orders in the Church of England in 1623 and served as vicar at Dean Prior in Devonshire until 1647 when, owing to his Royalist allegiances, he was removed during the Great Rebellion.
That same year, Herrick published his first volume of verse Noble Numbers that was collected in his Herperides; or, the Works Both Human and Divine of Robert Herrick, Esq.
college.hmco.com /english/kalaidjian/understanding_lit/1e/students/poetry/herrick.html   (290 words)

 These are the Armorial Bearings of Sir William Herrick
Sir William Herrick; born 1557, died 1652; was a goldsmith, and also an MP from 1601 to 1630.
Nicholas Herrick; born 1556, died 1592; brother of Sir William, was a banker and goldsmith, and the father of Robert Herrick, born 1591, died 1674.
Robert Herrick, who had four brothers and two sisters, was twice vicar of Dean Prior in Devon, 1629-48 and 1660-74, and was also a poet.
www.herrickbrown.co.uk /arm-bear.htm   (188 words)

 Cordula's Web. Robert Herrick
Some of Robert Herrick's works from Project Gutenberg.
Robert Herrick's section in the DMOZ Open Directory.
When someone has been taken away from their loved ones a yellow ribbon is used to show love in absentia and hope for their return.
www.cordula.ws /a-herrickr.html   (436 words)

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Cheapside, 7th son of Nicholas Herrick, goldsmith; st. St John's College, Cambridge, 1613, later Trinity Hall; protected by the Earl of Exeter; Cavalier poet and "Son of Ben"; ordained Anglican priest, 1623; army chaplain, then vicar of Dean Prior, Devonshire, 1630-; unmarried, l.
"Robert Herrick." Proceedings of the British Academy 66 (1980): 243-64.
"Robert Herrick." In The Cambridge Companion to English Poetry, Donne to Marvell. Ed.
www.unizar.es /departamentos/filologia_inglesa/garciala/bibliography/Authors.Schools/Authors/English.Authors/H.English.authors/Herrick.R.doc   (831 words)

 Herrick Robert - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Herrick Robert - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Herrick, Robert (1591-1674), English Cavalier poet, whose work is noted for its diversity of form and for its style, melody, and feeling.
A Londoner and a socialite poet, Herrick did not take to the role of West Country priest that was forced upon him.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Herrick_Robert.html   (116 words)

 Robert Herrick's "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time"
Robert Herrick is noteable for his inclusion as both a Cavalier poet and writer of carpe diem themes.
The teacher presents the characteristics of the 17th century Cavlier poets, describing the group as popular for their straightforward and light style, topics of courtly life and love, and loyalty to King Charles I. This Luminarium link provides information regarding the qualities of these poets and the characteristics of their school of poetry.
Students who wish to learn more of the life of Herrick (or read more of his poetry) may be directed to these websites for further information.
www.glc.k12.ga.us /BuilderV03/LPTools/LPShared/lpdisplay.asp?LPID=24055   (726 words)

 Herrick - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
Herrick, Hollar, and the Tradescants: piecing together a seventeenth-century...this paper, the seventeenth-century contemporaries Robert Herrick the poet, Wenceslaus Hollar the engraver, and the John...gardeners and collectors of curiosities for the rich and royal.
John Herrick is a postdoctoral student in the DNA Biophysics...extensible molecule.
HERRICK, ROBERT, English poet 1591 1674, English poet...disastrous expedition to the Isle of Re.
www.questia.com /search/Herrick   (1561 words)

 [minstrels] Upon Julia's Clothes -- Robert Herrick
[Minstrels Links] Poems by Robert Herrick: Poem #332, "Delight In Disorder" Poem #398, "The Night Piece, To Julia" Poem #593, "The Hag" Poem #665, "Dreams" The second of these has a biography and links to several archives of Herrick's poetry.
Herrick always reminds me of John Donne, both for his technical mastery and for his outspoken emotion.
The "Julia" poems (not to be confused with Samuel Daniel's "Delia" sonnets - see Poem #375 on the Minstrels for an example) have varying forms and themes, but underlying them all is a wonderfully romantic love.
www.cs.rice.edu /~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/777.html   (354 words)

 Experience Literature - Poetry
Providing the visitor with more than 20 full versions of Herrick's poetry (with numbered lines), you'll be treated to other "notes" about the famous poet, such as a link to a page containing the Herrick's life and works.
This 17th-century writer's site has a first-rate Robert Herrick Page that provides you with a vast amount of information about the poet.
In 1623 he took holy orders and in 1629 was appointed by Charles I to the Dean Prior In Exeter.Herrick enjoyed the quiet country life that the parish afforded but was ejected under the Commonwealth for his royalist sympathies.
www.bedfordstmartins.com /introduction_literature/poetry/herrick.html   (246 words)

 Dean Prior Church: Robert Herrick Page
Lovers of the 17th century English poet Robert Herrick may already be aware that he was the Dean Prior Vicar from 1629 to 1674, except during the Cromwellian period when he was evicted.
Herrick was Born in August 1591, in London and Died in October 1674, in Dean Prior.
However, Herrick was not actually buried at Dean Prior.
www.enginewood.plus.com /deanprioruk/herrick.htm   (186 words)

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