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SPIRITUALITY AND THE POETRY OF JOHN DONNE

Brought up a Roman Catholic just after the English Reformation, John Donne (born 1573) did not intend to become a priest or a theologian. He studied law and apparently had a way with women. His early poetry surely reflected that tendency! When he fell in love with Ann More, her family did not give consent to a marriage, and so he eloped with her. Her father, therefore, threw Donne into prison. It was only later ... Read more.

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