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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.