George Herbert: Poems

Legacy

  • George Herbert is commemorated on 27 February throughout the Anglican Communion and on 1 March of the Calendar of Saints of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
  • Commemorative stained glass windows depicting Herbert or his poetry have been installed in several churches and cathedrals, including Westminster Abbey.[24] St Andrew's church in Bemerton has a memorial window portraying Herbert and Nicholas Ferrar.
  • The West Front of Salisbury Cathedral has a statue of George Herbert [25] in niche 188.
  • Herbert is a fascinating figure in English literary history. He was an very religious man which shaped his works and his actions. He is looked upon with great esteem among the religious community and several prestigious literary community of his day. Herbert's life of quiet devotion, humility and personal moral character set him apart. Shortly following his death, England fell into a period of relative turmoil and experienced a waning of faith. During that time period, and following, Herbert was looked to as an example of a successful life of quiet devotion.[26]

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