No Man Is an Island

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Souvenir Press Limited, 1988 - Religion - 32 pages
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Born in the 1570s, John Donne was educated at Oxford and Cambridge. As Dean of St Paul''s he preached before Charles I. He also wrote satire & poetry, but is best remembered as a great writer of metaphysical poetry. This is his most famous poem.'

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Poet and churchman John Donne was born in London in 1572. He attended both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, but did not receive a degree from either university. He studied law at Lincoln's Inn, London, in 1592, and was appointed private secretary to Sir Thomas Egerton, Keeper of the Great Seal, in 1598. He became an Anglican priest in 1615 and was appointed royal chaplain later that year. In 1621 he was named dean of St. Paul's Cathedral. Donne prepared for his own death by leaving his sickbed to deliver his own funeral sermon, "Death's Duel", and then returned home to have a portrait of himself made in his funeral shroud. He died in London on March 31, 1631.

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