Henry Vaughan

Born 17 April 1622. Died 22 April 1695
Henry Vaughan
Henry Vaughan

Henry Vaughan Biography (Wikipedia)

Henry Vaughan (17 April 1621 – 23 April 1695) was a Welsh metaphysical poet, author, translator and physician, writing in English. He is chiefly known for religious poetry published in Silex Scintillans in 1650, with a second part in 1655. In 1646 his poems, with the Tenth Satyre of Juvenal Englished, were published, followed by a second volume in 1647. Meanwhile, he had been persuaded by reading the religious poet George Herbert to give up "idle verse". The prose Mount of Olives or Solitary Devotions (1652) shows the depth of his religious convictions and authenticity of his genius. Two more volumes of secular verse followed, ostensibly without his sanction, but it is his religious verse that has been acclaimed. He also translated short moral and religious works and two medical works in prose. In the 1650s he began a lifelong practise in medicine.

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