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Donne

 (dŭn), John 1572-1631.
English metaphysical poet and divine who served as chaplain to James I and as dean of Saint Paul's Cathedral (after 1621). His works include Divine Poems (1607).
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Donne

(dʌn)
n
(Biography) John. 1573–1631, English metaphysical poet and preacher. He wrote love and religious poems, sermons, epigrams, and elegies
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Donne

(dʌn)

n.
John, 1573–1631, English poet and clergyman.
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References in classic literature ?
Then one might indeed cry out with the celebrated Dr Donne:
No general error evinces a more thorough confusion of ideas than the error of supposing Donne and Cowley metaphysical in the sense wherein Wordsworth and Coleridge are so.
Your natural impulsive desire will be of the sort expressed in Donne's poem:
"'Dieu me la donne, gare a qui la touche!'* They say he was very fine when he said that," he remarked, repeating the words in Italian: "'Dio mi l'ha dato.
'Mais dites-leur que ce n'est pas pour les cierges que je leur donne, mais pour qu'ils se regalent de the.
"La fenetre fermee donne sur un jardin appartenant a un pensionnat de demoiselles," said he, "et les convenances exigent --enfin, vous comprenez--n'est-ce pas, monsieur?"
"Not Gibbon; no; d'you happen to have Modern Love or John Donne ?
"It is ferre gone, sayd Robyn, That I was last here; Me Lyste a lytell for to shote At the donne dere."
John Donne and Early Modern Legal Culture: The End of Equity in the Satyres.
The caretaker then saw an "agitated and crying" Jonathan Donne and another man walking down the stairs.