In 1612 he graduated, in 1614 he was elected a Fellow , and in 1616 obtained a master's degree . In 1618 he was made Praelector in Rhetoric and, in 1620 , Public Orator . He delivered a number of orations, but resigned the post in 1626 , as his interest had turned elsewhere. In Jan. 1624 , he was elected as member of Parliament for Montgomery borough , and in 1625 he sat in the first parliament of Charles I .
However, he decided to abandon a secular career. He already held a sinecure as comportioner of the rectory of Llandinam , a post which he retained until his death; and from 1626 , when he was made a prebendary of Leighton Ecclesia by the bishop of Lincoln , his mind was bent on the priesthood.
He m. Jane Danvers in 1629 and the year after became rector of Fuggleston-cum-Bemerton in Wiltshire . He d. and was buried at Bemerton 3 March 1633 .
His chief works are A Priest to the Temple , printed in Herbert's Remains , 1652 , and The Temple , 1633 . He was loved for his piety and devotion to his calling, and his poems rank high for the sincerity with which they reveal his spiritual struggles.
Emeritus Professor Herbert Gladstone Wright, M.A., (1888-1962), Bangor
Published date: 1959