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Thomas Traherne (1637? - 1674), a priest of the Church of britain through the recovery, used to be little recognized till the early 20th century, while his poetry and Centuries of Meditations have been stumbled on. there were when you consider that miscellaneous guides of his poetry and devotional writings. The Works of Thomas Traherne brings jointly all of Traherne's extant works in a definitive, published version for the 1st time. it's going to contain either his released and unpublished works, and his notebooks, featuring them insofar as attainable by way of manuscript, giving due recognition to their actual points and to their integrity as manuscript books. Volumes II and III make on hand the Commentaries of Heaven, preserved in a single manuscript held on the British Library. Organised topically, it used to be meant to hide the complete of the alphabet yet extends in basic terms via `A' and a part of `B', with ninety five prose articles altogether. It possesses the features of a regular booklet, encyclopaedia and dictionary, and includes poetry, meditations, philosophical discourse, and polemic. the weird variety of matters taken care of, from `Abhorrence' to `Ant', `Aristotle' to `Atom', exhibits Traherne to be an creative and compelling author in his method of Christian theology, whereas holding either his integrity and orthodoxy as a clergyman.

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