Who is sir herbert read?

Famous quotes containing the words read, sir and/or herbert:

    Nor do they trust their tongue alone,
    But speak a language of their own;
    Can read a nod, a shrug, a look,
    Far better than a printed book;
    Convey a libel in a frown,
    And wink a reputation down.
    Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)

    ‘Tirra Tirra,’ by the river
    Sang Sir Lancelot.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    virtue lies therein,
    A secret virtue bringing peace and mirth
    By flight of sin.
    —George Herbert (1593–1633)