Saturday, March 14, 2020

Robert Herrick essays

Robert Herrick essays Sometimes authors were so famous that we know almost too much about them. Nobody can ever not find enough information writers like Shakespeare and Chaucer. Then there are others that there is almost nothing about them. However, historians have managed to find a happy medium for Robert Herrick, author of To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time, to write a biography long enough to satisfy anyone, or at least long enough to fill two pages. Robert Herrick was born in London on August 24, 1591 to a goldsmith named Nicholas. Soon after Nicholas death, Herrick was apprenticed to his uncle, William Herrick, who was a jeweler. In 1614, when he decided to leave his apprenticeship, Robert Herrick journeyed to Cambridge University to study and became a Bachelor of Arts in 1617. In 1620, Herrick became a Master of Arts at St. Johns, Cambridge University. While at Cambridge, Robert Herrick became the eldest member of the poets group Sons of Ben. Sons of Ben was a group that studied and idolized Ben Johnson, a poet and playwright born in the late 15th Century. Herrick is regarded by many as someone who revived the spirit of the ancient classic lyric. After receiving his M.A. from Cambridge, Robert Herrick devoted his life to his religious beliefs. On April 24, 1623 he was ordained an Episcopal minister and acted as the chaplain in Buckingham. Although he was now married to God, Herrick never stopped writing. In fact, his best works were written during this time period. After returning from a military expedition with the Duke of Buckingham, Robert Herrick was presented with the living of Dean Prior in 1929. It was in Devon where he lived in seclusion which gave him a lot of time to write. In 1947, he was expelled from his post as Vicar of Dean Prior by the Cromwellians until the Restoration in 1660. After years of writing, Herrick published his firs...

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