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For the Life of that great example of holiness , Mr. George Herbert , I profess it to
be so far a free - will offering , that it was writ chiefly to please myself ; but yet not
without some respect to posterity : for though he was not a man that the next age
Sir Henry Wolton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert
Sanderson Izaak Walton. 1 1 1 THE COPY OF A LETTER WRIT TO MR . IZAAK.
... and more confirmed in the religious friendship of age ; and doubtless this
excellent person had writ the Life of Dr. Donne , if death had not prevented him :
by which means , his and your pre - collections for that work fell to the happy
... and writ with so much meekness and majesty of style , that the Bishop began to
have him in admiration , and to rejoice that he had appeared in his cause , and
disdained not earnestly to beg his friendship ; even a familiar friendship with a ...
only , and yet still studied and writ . And now his guardian angel seemed to
foretel him , that the day of his diffolution drew near ; for which his vigorous foul
appeared to thirst . In this time of his fickness , and not many days before his
death , his ...
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Important as a source especially for Donne and Herbert, though I believe Amy Charles was critical of Walton in her life of Herbert . Walton does tend to idealize his subjects. Read full review