Henry Vaughan

(1621 - 23 April 1695 / Brecknockshire, Wales)

Henry Vaughan Quotes

    Retirement

    Fresh fields and woods! the Earth's fair face,
    God's foot-stool, and man's dwelling-place.
    I ask not why the first Believer
    Did love to be a country liver?
    Who to secure pious content
    Did pitch by groves and wells his tent;
    Where he might view the boundless sky,
    And all those glorious lights on high;
    With flying meteors, mists and show'rs,