He is recognised "as another example of a poet who can write both graceful and effective prose" and influenced the work of poets such as Wordsworth Tennyson and Siegfried Sassoon. Herbert's influence is evident both in the shape and spirituality of Vaughan's poetry. Together with a short Account of our Common Law therein.
Their grandfather William was the owner of Tretower Court. Henry Vaughan (1621 – April 23 1695) was a Welsh author physician and metaphysical poet.