„At the round earth's imagin'd corners, blow
Your trumpets, angels, and arise, arise“

—  John Donne, libro Holy Sonnets

No. 7, line 1
Holy Sonnets (1633)
Contesto: At the round earth's imagin'd corners, blow
Your trumpets, angels, and arise, arise
From death, you numberless infinities
Of souls, and to your scattred bodies go.

„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

Modern version: 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 friends 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.
Meditation 17. This was the source for the title of Ernest Hemingway's novel.
Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions (1624)
Origine: Meditation XVII - Meditation 17
Contesto: No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.

„Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.“

—  John Donne

No. 2, The Anagram, line 27
Elegies
Origine: The Complete English Poems

„No man is an island, entire of itself.“

—  John Donne

Origine: No man is an island – A selection from the prose

„Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls;
For, thus friends absent speak.“

—  John Donne

Verse Letter to Sir Henry Woton, written before April 1598, line 1
Variante: More than kisses, letters mingle souls.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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