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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 Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day. Quote Right
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Quote Left Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies. Quote Right
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Quote Left To be no part of any body, is to be nothing. 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 I would not that death should take me asleep. I would not have him meerly seise me, and onely declare me to be dead, but win me, and overcome ... Quote Right
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