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  • 17 May 2016
    Helen Wilcox

    A poem a day by George Herbert: ‘Vertue’

    Vertue This short poem is one of the most perfect lyrics in the English language. In pure and exquisitely simple phrases, it suggests the perfection of the created world – the new day, the bright rose, the fresh spring – yet also reminds us of the inevitably transitory nature of life. All the ‘sweet’ things […]

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