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Robert Herrick (Herrick Robert)

( English poet.)

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Biography Robert Herrick (Herrick Robert)
(1591-1674)
Born in August 1591 in Cheapside (London). His father, a prosperous goldsmith, belonged to a wealthy family from the county of Leicestershire. In 1607 began not carried through to the end of the decade-long apprenticeship at his uncle's young Herrick - royal jeweler. When admitted to St John's College at Cambridge University in 1613, he then moved there in Trinity Hall and was awarded a bachelor's degree (1617) and Master of Arts (1620). After leaving the university in 1617 he returned to London, where he earned a reputation prandial tongue out of the circle close to Johnson and his literary. In 1627 he became a military chaplain at Duke Bekingeme, in 1629 was appointed rector of the parish Dean Prior (Devon County). For the commitment of the monarchy in 1647 was expelled from his parish and the Long Parliament until 1662, when Charles II returned it to the same parish, lived in London.
Creativity Herrick significantly influenced the poet-playwright B. Johnson, whose pupil and an enthusiastic admirer he was. Like his teacher, Herrick was searching for patterns in the work of the Latin poets of the Golden Age - Catullus, Tibull, Propertius, Horace and Greek lyric poetry of Anacreon. Herrick may be most excellent lyric from the number of such gifted contemporaries as Thomas Carew, R. Lovelace and D. Suckling.

Herrick collection of poems was published in London in 1648. Entered it as a secular poem Hesperides (Hesperides), and poems with religious content under the general title of exalted stanza (Noble Numbers). Almost each of the 1130 is very different poems secular section demonstrates the extraordinary versatility of the author. Wide range combines the lyrical voodoo spells and in the style of Horace's odes, songs about nature and drinking from a marital singing and delicious trifles to address an imaginary lady's heart. In addition to poetry, fairy tales are represented in poems and epigrams on various occasions.

Herrick died in his parish in October 1647.


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