Henry Vaughan was born on April 17, 1622, in Llansantffraed, Breconshire, Wales. He was educated in Oxford and studied law in London before being recalled home after the Civil War broke out. He is the author of several volumes of poetry, including Poems, with the Tenth Satyre of Juvenal Englished (1646). Vaughan was considered a metaphysical poet, alongside poets John Donne and George Herbert. He practiced medicine in the latter half of his life, and died on April 23, 1695.