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John Donne
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English poet. Metaphysical poet who wrote sonnet "Death Be Not Proud."
         
   
F
No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a part of a 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 . . .

R
Who are a little wise the best fools be.
A
God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.
N
When I must shipwrack, I would do it in a sea, where mine impotencie might have some excuse; not in a sullen weedy lake, where I could not have so much as exercise for my swimming.
K
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions," Meditation 17, 1624.
R: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
A: "Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions," Meditation 17, 1624.
N: Letter, Sep 1608; published in "Complete Poetry and Selected Prose," ed. by John Hayward, 1929.
K: "Devotions upon Emergent Occasions," Meditation 17, 1624.
   


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