For whom the bell tolls


A quote by John Donne.

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

John Donne (1572 – 1631) was an English poet and cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets and founded the metaphysical school of poetry. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poems, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons.

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