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Thomas Traherne

Fecha de nacimiento: 10. Octubre 1636
Fecha de muerte: 10. Octubre 1674

Thomas Traherne fue un escritor, teólogo, sacerdote anglicano y poeta inglés, considerado habitualmente dentro de los llamados poetas metafísicos del siglo XVII. Es reconocido como santo por la Iglesia anglicana.

Frases Thomas Traherne

„At present I'm re-reading Traherne's Centuries of Meditations which I think almost the most beautiful book (in prose, I mean, excluding poets) in English.“

—  Thomas Traherne
Criticism, C. S. Lewis, letter to Arthur Greeves in December 1941. http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/index.php?command=view&id=978

„Order the beauty even of beauty is,
It is the rule of bliss,
The very life and form and cause of pleasure.“

—  Thomas Traherne
"The Vision", stanza 2; The Poetical Works of Thomas Traherne, B.D. (London: Bertram Dobell, 1903) p. 20.

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„Why is this soe long detaind in a dark manuscript, that if printed would be a Light to the World, & a Universal Blessing?“

—  Thomas Traherne
Criticism, Anonymous 17th century comment on the flyleaf of the Lambeth Manuscript of Traherne’s works; cited from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004) vol. 55, p. 208.

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