King, Henry

King, Henry,

1592–1669, English poet. He became bishop of Chichester in 1642. Elegies constitute nearly half his work, his most notable being "The Exequy," written on the death of his young wife. However, he is chiefly remembered for his love poem "Tell me no more how fair she is."

Bibliography

See his poems, ed. by M. Crum (1965); R. Berman, Henry King & the Seventeenth Century (1964); bibliography by G. Keynes (1977).

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Desirous of being a Christian king, Henry substitutes grace for classical reason as the agent for controlling passion.