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John Donne
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"Teach me to hear the mermaids singing. "

"Who are a little wise the best fools be."
- Triple Fool
 
"No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a part of a continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were . . ."
- "Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions," Meditation 17, 1624.
 
"When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language."
- "Devotions upon Emergent Occasions," Meditation 17, 1624.
 
"Let us love nobly, and live, and add again years and years unto years, till we attain to write threescore: this is the second of our reign. "
 
"Teach me to hear the mermaids singing. "
 
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