Sunday, August 26, 2018 – RIP John McCain – For Whom the Bell Tolls


Sunday, August 26, 2018 – RIP John McCain – For Whom the Bell Tolls

Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions

MEDITATION XVII.

By John Donne

NUNC LENTO SONITU DICUNT, MORIERIS.

Now this bell tolling softly for another,
says to me, Thou must die.

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the 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 friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.”

The full text of the meditation can be found here. http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/meditation17.php

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