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Oxford Scholarly Classics is a new series that makes available again great academic works from the archives of Oxford University Press. Reissued in uniform series design, the reissues will enable libraries, scholars, and students to gain fresh access to some of the finest scholarship of the last century.
Hardcover, 378 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Clarendon Press (first published January 1st 1965)
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his portrait has been recently saved for the nation. his poetry has been saved for the past few centuries, and hopefully will continue to be appreciated in future. his words combine the sacred and secular in an intriguing way.
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John Donne was an English poet, preacher and a major representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. His works are notable for their realistic and sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially as compared to that of ...more
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