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John Donne

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Comprehensive information about John Donne including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. 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. This educational John Donne resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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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 But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner. Quote Right
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Quote Left Reason is our soul's left hand, Faith her right Quote Right
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Quote Left SIR, more than kisses, letters mingle souls, For thus, friends absent speak. Quote Right
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Quote Left No man is an Island, entire of itself every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were 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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