John Donne

1572 - 1631

A Quote by John Donne on age, angels, chance, death, despair, earth, imagination, laws, soul, and war

At the round earth's imagined corners, blow Your trumpets, angels, and arise, arise From death, you numberless infinities Of souls **** All whom war, dearth, age, agues, tyrannies, Despair, law, chance, hath slain.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Holy Sonnets, no. 7,

Contributed by: Zaady

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

Contributed by: Zaady

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