English metaphysical poet known for such works as "An Anatomy of the World" and "Of the Progress of the Soul."
He attended the University of Cambridge, but his Catholic faith prohibited him from taking the Oath of Supremacy, which was a graduation requirement.
His poems often dealt with sexuality, love, religion, and death.
He married Anne Moore in 1601 against the wishes of Moore's relatives.
He and George Herbert were contemporaries and fellow metaphysical poets.
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