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 (hĕr′ĭk), Robert 1591-1674.
English lyric poet whose sensuous, simple works, such as "Delight in Disorder" (1648), are marked by his affinity for Latin verse and the influence of Ben Jonson.
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(Biography) Robert. 1591–1674, English poet. His chief work is the Hesperides (1648), a collection of short, delicate, sacred, and pastoral lyrics
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(ˈhɛr ɪk)

Robert, 1591–1674, English poet.
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ANOTHER poet of this age, Robert Herrick, in himself joined the two styles of poetry of which we have been speaking, for he was both a love poet and a religious poet.
But before he went to Cambridge he was apprenticed to his uncle, who was a goldsmith, as his brother, Herrick's father, had been.
In some ways therefore, as we have seen, though there was an outward likeness between the lives of Herbert and of Herrick, it was only an outwards likeness.
After Herrick left college we know little of his life for eight or nine years.
For eighteen years Herrick lived in his Devonshire home, and we know little of these years.
I suppose both of you read his speech at the Herrick Club last night?"
"Prince," the Prime Minister said, "we have been talking about your speech at the Herrick Club last night."
And I didn't; for who could hope to compete with the sun, who was making the whole dewy world shake with laughter at his brilliancy, or with the birds, any one of whom was a poet at least equal to Herrick?
Herrick. The 'Metaphysical' religious poets--Herbert, Crashaw, and Vaughan.
By the door stood a huge table that had once been a part of the furniture of Herrick's Clothing Store and that had been used for displaying custom-made clothes.
"I have a quarto Shakespeare, I think," he said, "that I marked at Sotheby's, also a manuscript Thomas a Kempis, and a first edition of Herrick. I should like to see them."
She was like some rural goddess, and you thought of those fresh, strong girls whom old Herrick had praised in exquisite numbers.