“Donne has often been described as a poet of death.... but he didn't stop there”

"The famous sentences 'No man is an island' and 'the bell tolls [for] thee' are excerpted from the same meditation: '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 friend's 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 bells tolls; it tolls for thee.'" - John Donne – Poet of Grace and Comfort

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