Henry Vaughan

Henry Vaughan (17 April 1621 – 23 April 1695) was a Welsh metaphysical poet, author, translator and physician, who wrote in English. He is chiefly known for the religious poetry contained in Silex Scintillans, published in 1650, with a second part published in 1655. In 1646 his poems, with the Tenth Satyre of Juvenal Englished, were published, followed by a second volume in 1647. Meanwhile, he had been "converted" by reading the religious poet George Herbert and gave up "idle verse". The prose Mount of Olives: or, Solitary Devotions (1652) show the depth of his religious convictions and the authenticity of his poetic genius. Two more volumes of secular verse followed, ostensibly without his sanction, but it is his religious verse that has become acclaimed. He also translated short moral and religious works and two medical works in prose. At some time in the 1650s he began to practise medicine and continued to do so through his life.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 17, 1621 (Llansantffraed), Died April 23, 1695 (Monmouthshire)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1918

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-16525 10-in. 9/21/1915 Calvary Herbert Witherspoon Bass vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-16525 12-in. 9/21/1915 Calvary Herbert Witherspoon Bass vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 37207 12-in. ca. 1915 The old guard David Scull Bispham Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh 185 10-in. ca. June 1918 The clang of the forge Greek Evans Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  


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