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Davids Hainous Sinne, Heartie Repentance, Heavie Punishment.

by Thomas Fuller

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Thomas Fuller was one of England’s most prolific authors, publishing works of history, theology and poetry during his lifetime. As well as an encyclopedia of England’s noble families, he wrote a history of the Crusades, a history of the Church of England, and several volumes’ worth of sermons. In 1631, Fuller composed and shared “Davids Hainous Sinne,” a lyric retelling of David’s seduction of Bathsheba in 2 Samuel. The poem contains three movements, the first recounting David’s sins of adultery and murder, the second narrating David’s repentance, and the last telling how God punished David for his crimes. At Trinity College, Cambridge, “Davids Hainous Sinne” earned him the reputation of an accomplished wordsmith.

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Thomas Fuller
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Born: 1608
Died: August 16, 1661
Related topics: Early works, England, Ethics, Fuller, Thomas,--1608-1661, Great Britain
Basic information: Thomas Fuller (1608 – 16 August 1661) was an English churchman and historian. He is now remembered for his writings, particularly his Worthies of England, published after his death. He was a prolific author, and one of the first English writers able to live by his pen (and his many patrons).
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