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Her·bert

 (hûr′bərt), Frank Patrick 1920-1986.
American science fiction novelist whose Dune (1965) is noted both for its intricate plot and for its broad intellectual scope.

Her·bert

 (hûr′bərt), George 1593-1633.
Welsh-born English metaphysical poet whose works, including "The Collar" (1633), are religious in theme and marked by rich symbolism and inventive meter.

Herbert

, Victor 1859-1924.
American composer and conductor best known for his comic operas, including Babes in Toyland (1903).

Herbert

(ˈhɜːbət)
n
1. (Biography) Edward, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury. 1583–1648, English philosopher and poet, noted for his deistic views
2. (Biography) his brother, George. 1593–1633, English Metaphysical poet. His chief work is The Temple: Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations (1633)
3. (Biography) Zbigniew (əzˈbɪɡnɪəf), 1924–98, Polish poet and dramatist, noted esp for his dramatic monologues

Her•bert

(ˈhɜr bərt)

n.
1. George, 1593–1633, English clergyman and poet.
2. Victor, 1859–1924, U.S. composer, born in Ireland.
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herbert

(o.f.) [ˈhɜːbət] N (Brit) → tipo m, tío m
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Of all our religious poets, of this time at least, George Herbert is the greatest.
As the years went on Herbert worked hard and became a gently good, as well as a learned man, and in time he was given the post of Public Orator at the University.
But before Herbert was fully ordained a great change came into his life.
Herbert Pocket (for Herbert was the pale young gentleman's name) still rather confounded his intention with his execution.
We had made some progress in the dinner, when I reminded Herbert of his promise to tell me about Miss Havisham.
I thought of her having said, "Matthew will come and see me at last when I am laid dead upon that table;" and I asked Herbert whether his father was so inveterate against her?
The chief of these, George Herbert (1593-1633), the subject of one of the most delightful of the short biographies of Izaak Walton, belonged to a distinguished family of the Welsh Border, one branch of which held the earldom of Pembroke, so that the poet was related to the young noble who may have been Shakspere's patron.
He was a poetic disciple of Herbert, as he avowed by humbly entitling his volume 'Steps to the Temple.
1621-1695) stands in contrast to those of Herbert and Crashaw both by its length and by its quietness.
Martin had heard Herbert Spencer quoted several times in the park, but one afternoon a disciple of Spencer's appeared, a seedy tramp with a dirty coat buttoned tightly at the throat to conceal the absence of a shirt.
But Herbert Spencer had shown him not only that it was not ridiculous, but that it was impossible for there to be no connection.
Arthur and Norman, he found, believed in evolution and had read Spencer, though it did not seem to have made any vital impression upon them, while the young fellow with the glasses and the mop of hair, Will Olney, sneered disagreeably at Spencer and repeated the epigram, "There is no god but the Unknowable, and Herbert Spencer is his prophet.