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John Donne
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John Donne: Selections from Divine Poems, Sermons, Devotions, and Prayers (1990 edition), Paulist Press - ISBN: 9780809131600
John Donne
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The complete poems of John Donne (1949 edition)
John Donne
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Selected Poetry (1998 edition), Oxford University Press - ISBN: 9780192834904


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Born: 1572

Died: March 31, 1631 (aged 59)

Nationality: British

Occupation: Poet, priest, lawyer

Bio: John Donne was an English poet, satirist, lawyer and a clergyman in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons.

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