A seventeenth-century English poet and clergyman. Donne is famous for his intricate metaphors, as in a poem in which he compares two lovers to the two legs of a drawing compass. He also wrote learned and eloquent sermons and meditations. The expressions “Death, be not proud,” “No man is an island,” and “for whom the bell tolls” are drawn from Donne's works.
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A few years back, designer John Galliano was fined by the government for sharing just such anti-semitic sentiments in public.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
NEW ORLEANS — John Boehner was reelected House Speaker yesterday by his Republican colleagues despite some dissenting members.
And similar shards of enthusiasm-killing kryptonite are lodged in John Kasich, Mike Pence and Ted Cruz.
As it currently stands, the Via Dolorosa follows the account given in the Gospel of John.
By contrast, John McCain, the eventual GOP nominee, had raised approximately $12.7 million in the first quarter of 2007 alone.
After all, may not even John Burns be human; may not Mr. Chamberlain himself have a heart that can feel for another?God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Hamo in alluding to the early cultivation of tobacco by the colony, says, that John Rolfe was the pioneer tobacco planter.
John Wilson, a celebrated landscape and marine painter, died at Folkstone, aged 81.
John Thornton Kirkland, president of Harvard university, died, aged 70.
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway