John Donne

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John Donne (1572 – March 31, 1631) was a Jacobean poet, satirist, lawyer and preacher/cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the founding figure of the so-called metaphysical poetry movement.


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Quote Left For good and evil in our actions meet; wicked is not much worse than indiscreet Quote Right
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Quote Left I would not that death should take me asleep. I would not have him merely seize me, and only declare me to be dead, but win me, and overcome me. When I must shipwreck, I would do it in a sea, where mine impotency might have some excuse; not in a sullen weedy lake, where I could not have so much as exercise for my swimming. Quote Right
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Quote Left Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes. Quote Right
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Quote Left Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. Quote Right
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Quote Left If yet I have not all thy love, / Dear, I shall never have it all. Quote Right
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