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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 18.02.10 | 04:42 (IST)

    I have sent the last few lines of John Donne's Meditation XVII which were BEFORE it's much more famous citation. "No man is an island13, 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 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 bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne But what about the first words? "Perchance he for whom this bell tolls1 may be so ill as that he knows not it tolls for him; and perchance I may think myself so much better than I am, as that they who are about me and see my state may have caused it to toll for me, and I know not that." - John Donne, Meditation XVII

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    First published 02:47 18.02.10 | Last updated 20:26 18.02.10
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