Page images
PDF
EPUB

THE

LIVES

ОР

DR. JOHN DONNE, SIR HENRY WOTTON,

MR. RICHARD HOOKER,

MR. GEORGE HERBERT,

AND

DR. ROBERT SANDERSON.

WRITTEN BY IZAAK WALTON.

“ These were honoured men in their generations."

• Ecclus. xliv. 7.

A NEW EDITION.

VOL. II.

OXFORD,
AT THE CLARENDON PRESS,

1805.

Clar. Press
31. 6.g.

THE LIFE

OF

MR. GEORGE HERBERT.

VOL. II.

THE

INTRODUCTION,

IN a late retreat from the business of this world, and those many little cares with which I have too often cumbered myself, I fell into a contemplation of some of those historical passages that are recorded in facred story; and more particularly of what had passed betwixt our blessed Saviour, and that wonder of women, and sinners, and mourners, Saint Mary Magdalen. I call her Saint, because I did not then, nor do now consider her, as when she was poffest with seven devils; not as when her wanton eyes, and dishevelled hair, were designed and managed to charm and ensnare amorous beholders. But I did then, and do now consider her, as after she had expressed a visible and sacred forrow for her sensualities; as after those eyes had wept such a flood of penitential tears as did wash, and that hair had wiped, and she most passion

B 2

ately

« PreviousContinue »