The Temple

Herbert -The Temple -1633 -title page
George Herbert
The Temple, title page of the second edition, 1633
Houghton Library, Harvard University

Curiously, the Authorized Version of 1611 has “glory” rather than “honour” in the line from Psalm 29: “…in his Temple doeth euery one speake of his glory.”

Herbert’s book debuted in 1633, shortly after his death from tuberculosis at the age of 39. It was a bestseller in its day, going through eight editions by 1690.

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