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Quotation by George Herbert
I struck the board, and cried, "No more.
I will abroad."
What? Shall I ever sigh and pine?
My lines and life are free; free as the road,
Loose as the wind, as large as store.
Shall I be still in suit?
George Herbert (1593–1633), British poet, clergyman. repr. In The Works of George Herbert, ed. Helen Gardner (1961). The Collar, The Temple (1633).
Herbert's poem describes the anguished decision which directed him toward the "collar" (the Church)Msee Herbert on vocation.
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