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Henry Vaughan holds a peculiar and an eminent place among English devotional poets. He is a poet of profound imagination and of a simple but rigorous and synthetic religious philosophy. Let his position be stated as briefly as possible. His worship is characterized above all else by a burning realization that our knowledge of divine things rests only on intimations. He holds that Nature and personal independence are of supreme importance for devotion. And finally he retains a catholic faith in simplicity, innocence and shame, and in mans right to his highest pleasure. These are the ideas on which Vaughan builds a severely impersonal synthesis which should win him a commanding place in the history of religious thought. His art like his philosophy is at the same time radical and conservative, foreshadowing Romantic freedom and wonder, and holding fast to the virtues of classical tradition. The poets life is a valuable comment on his thought, and may be sketched chiefly in this connection.

The present year is his tercentenary. He was born on April 17, 1622, in Brecknockshire, a county of southern Wales included in the Roman district of Siluria. Hence his fondness for calling himself the Silurist. His race is in fact of the first importance, for both his high poetic enthusiasm and his mystical and religious love of nature belong to the poetic tradition of the Celt. The fire of Vaughan is Celtic. He was brought up in a Welsh village.

At the age of seventeen he went to Oxford. Although his own poems are singularly free from literary allusions, he evidently had an excellent classical training, and from the rigor of his own thought we are not surprised to hear that "he studied logicals under a noted tutor." From the University his father sent him to London to study the municipal law.

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