Links and References
We appreciate that you may want to find out more about the people and places mentioned in this website. Listed here are some carefully selected links that you may find useful, together a few literary references that are generally considered to be the most helpful and authoritative sources dealing with George Herbert and his works.
- www.georgeherbert.org is a comprehensive site about Herbert, and includes information about the George Herbert Journal.
- www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/herbert is an impressive and well maintained site, described as 'an anthology of English literature'. It has some excellent pages about Herbert.
- www.ccel.org/h/herbert/temple/HQ.html is a comprehensive site about Herbert, but concentrating especially on 'The Temple'.
- www.archive.org/details/herbertsworks01waltuoft. This site offers archived facsimilies of non-copyright versions of Herbert's works. The link is to Volume 1 of the 1846 Pickering edition - search 'George Herbert' for Volume 2 and other books.
- www.bartleby.com/217 has online versions of many historical books, some of which refer to Herbert.
- www.anglicanhistory.org/herbert has the full text of 'A Priest to the Temple or, The Country Parson'.
- www.english.cam.ac.uk/cambridgeauthors/herbert. A Cambridge University site about some of its most celebrated authors, with new recordings of Herbert's hymns and readings from his works.
- www.bemertonparish.org.uk is the Bemerton Parish website.
- www.bemerton-history.org.uk is the Bemerton Local History Society's website which has some charming old photographs of St Andrew's church.
- www.canamus.org/Enchiridion/Xtrs/bemerton.htm#facts reproduces a local leaflet about St.Andrew's Church.
- www.cricketfieldhousehotel.co.uk is Bemerton's most convenient place to stay, 100m from St. Andrew's church.
- www.wiltonhouse.co.uk is the website of Wilton House, the family home of George Herbert's kinfolk, the Earls of Pembroke.
- www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/salisbury/home is the official tourism site for Salisbury and its surrounds.
- www.salisburycathedral.org.uk provides detailed information about Salisbury Cathedral; George Herbert's statue is on its West front.
- www.salisburycityguides.co.uk gives details of the official guides to the City and the surrounding areas.
- www.salisburywatermeadows.org.uk seeks to preserve the beauty of the water meadows which date back to the time of George Herbert.
- www.picturetheuk.com is a wide-ranging UK tourism search engine with lots of information about the Salisbury area.
- www.thewordtravels.com/salisbury.html offers conducted tours of Salisbury in the context of its literary heritage. The tour includes a visit to Bemerton.
- www.salisburyjournal.co.uk is the website of our local newspaper.
- The Works of George Herbert (Oxford, 1941) (ed. F E Hutchinson). This is widely recognised as the definitive version of the collected works. It includes the complete English and Latin poems, The Country Parson, letters, introduction and comprehensive notes. Revised and reprinted several times until 1970.
- George Herbert - The Complete English Poems (Penguin Classics, 1991) (ed. John Tobin). The most popular and widely used collection of Herbert's works.
- The English Poems of George Herbert (Helen Wilcox, 2007). A truly comprehensive and detailed analysis of the poems, reflecting modern criticism, and including an impressive bibliography and index of biblical references.
- The Life of Mr George Herbert (Izaak Walton, 1670). While the accuracy of this work has been questioned frequently, it remains valuable as an almost contemporary biographical account. The full text of this book is available online.
- A Life of George Herbert (Amy M Charles, 1977). A very well researched biography, generally regarded as the fullest description to date of Herbert's life.
- Theory and Theology in George Herbert's Poetry, Divinitie, and Poesie (Elizabeth Clarke, 1997). A scholarly analysis of the religious and literary influences on Herbert's writings.