Harvey, Christopher

Harvey, Christopher
(1597-1663)
   Son of the Rev. Christopher Harvey of Bunbury in Cheshire, he graduated M.A. from Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1619-20. He was rector at Whitney, Herefordshire, then at Clifton Upon Dunsmore, Warwickshire, where he died and was buried. The Synagogue is a series of devotional poems appended anonymously to the 1640 edition of George Herbert's Temple and reprinted with most of the later editions. His friend Izaak Walton quoted the Synagogue in the 1655 edition of the Compleat Angler (1653-1655). Some of his other publications: Faction Supplanted: or a Caveat against the ecclesiastical and secular Rebels, 1645. Schola Cordis, or the Heart of it Selfe gone away from God, 1647. The Right Rebel. A Treatise discovering the true Use of the Name by the Nature of Rebellion, 1661. Some of his other poems: "Church Festivals," "Comfort in Extremity," "Forgetting God," "The Covetousness of the Heart," "The Hardness of the Heart," "The Oppression of the Heart," "Travels at Home," "Vows Broken and Rewarded."
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (http://www. lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author.html). English Poetry: A Poetic Record, from Chaucer to Yeats. David Hopkins, ed. Routledge, 1990. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbia grangers.org). The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse. Alastair Fowler, ed. Oxford University Press, 1991. The Speaker's Treasury of 400 Quotable Poems. Croft M. Pentz, ed. Zondervan, 1963.

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