To Traherne the Soul is a sea which not only receives the rivers of God's bliss but 'all it doth receive returns again.'
Before his landing he was aduertised that an earle of Britaine which bare him heartie good will, had by treason Traherne slaine.
Yet Traherne is no quietist: a fervent, passionate lover, rather, of simple and holy things.
Is fame to be allowed to some of the obscure poets like Campion, Traherne, and Shenstone, who are known only to the specialist?
Before his landing he was aduertised that an earle of Britaine which bare him Traherne slaine.
Is anything known of Traherne, said to have been reader at Lincoln's Inn temp.
I am tempted, but will not be drawn to discuss how Traherne stands related to Vaughan on the one hand and Cowley on the other.
Traherne's account of the gradual dimming of this early radiance, and his enforced change of values is equally unusual.