John Donne

1572 - 1631

A Quote by John Donne on chastity, divorce, enemies, force, god, heart, labor, love, reason, and weakness

Batter my heart, three-personed God, for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise and stand, o'erthrow me and bend Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new. I, like a usurped town to another due, Labor to admit you, but oh, to no end; Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend, But is captived, and proves weak or untrue. Yet dearly I love you, and would be lov-ed fain, But am betrothed unto your enemy Divorce me, untie or break that knot again; Take me to you, imprison me, for I Except you enthrall me, never shall be free, Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Holy Sonnets, No. 14, L 1

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A Quote by John Donne on beauty and love

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Contributed by: Zaady

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