Poet George Dyer


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George Dyer was an English classicist and a prolific writer. Life He was educated at Christ's Hospital, and attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He edited the Delphin Classics, a 143-volume set of Greek and Latin works published by Abraham John Valpy at which task his editorial labors were so excessive as to induce near total blindness. He also wrote poetry, and authored a number of tracts on the plight of England's poor and on reform of the political system. Radical He shared many ideas with radical writers of the time. His doctrine of benevolence advised a moral obligation to the poor...

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George Herbert

I cannot ope mine eyes,
But thou art ready there to catch
My morning-soul and sacrifice:
Then we must needs for that day make a match.

My God, what is a heart?
Silver...

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