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John Donne

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I did best when I had least truth for my subjects.

— John Donne


Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.

— John Donne

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No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.

— John Donne

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I am two fools, I know, For loving, and for saying so.

— John Donne

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Love, built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.

— John Donne

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Licence my roving hands, and let them go Before, behind, between, above, below.

— John Donne

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Love's mysteries in souls do grow, But yet the body is his book.

— John Donne

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True and false fears let us refrain, Let us love nobly, and live, and add again Years and years unto years, till we attain To write threescore ; this is the second of our reign.

— John Donne

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...Whatever dies was not mixed equally, If our two loves be one Or thou and I love so alike That none can slacken, none can die.

— John Donne


Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.

— John Donne

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About John Donne

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During this time Donne wrote but did not publish Biathanatos his defence of suicide. During his convalescence he wrote a series of meditations and prayers on health pain and sickness that were publiJohn Donned as a book in 1624 under the title of Devotions upon Emergent Occasions. Legacy
Donne is commemorated as a priest in the calendar of the Church of England and in the Calendar of Saints of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on 31 March.

In 1615 he became an Anglican priest although he did not want to take Anglican orders. He is particularly famous for his mastery of metaphysical conceits. He also served as a member of parliament in 1601 and in 1614.

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