- John,1573–1631, English poet and clergyman.
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Examples from the Web for donne
A chapter on the metaphysical poets is four-fifths Donne to one-fifth Herbert, with Marvell failing to get a look-in.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature
November 29, 2013
The title of the Donne poem is “Oh, to Vex Me, Contraries Meet as One.”Cynthia Nixon on Bisexuality & Her New Role in ‘Wit’
January 24, 2012
Didn't Dr Donne, as good a man as any, I presume, argue on the part of the suicide?'Wilfrid Cumbermede
I am afraid Donne will stick to what is considered the Truth too much.
Carlyle but once; Thackeray not once; Spedding and Donne pretty often.
It is obvious to every reader that his biographies of Donne and Wotton are his best.
The donne fly, the body of the donne woll, and the wyngis of the pertryche.
- John. 1573–1631, English metaphysical poet and preacher. He wrote love and religious poems, sermons, epigrams, and elegies