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Thomas Traherne

Fecha de nacimiento: 1637
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


„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.

„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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„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.

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