Devotions upon Emergent Occasions: Together with Death's Duel by John Donne

Devotions upon Emergent Occasions: Together with Death's Duel

byJohn Donne

Kobo ebook | January 16, 2013

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John Donne (24 January 1572 – 31 March 1631) was an English poet, satirist, lawyer and a cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets.

This book contains two of his most famous works - "Devotions upon Emergent Occasions" and "Death's Duel".

Devotions upon Emergent Occasions is a 1624 prose work by John Donne, who dedicated it to the future King Charles I. It is a series of reflections that were written as Donne recovered from a serious illness, believed to be either typhus or relapsing fever. (Donne does not clearly identify the disease in his text.) He describes this as a "preternatural birth, in returning to life, from this sickness". The work consists of twenty-three parts ('devotions') describing each stage of the sickness. Each part is further divided into a Meditation, an Expostulation, and a Prayer.

Title:Devotions upon Emergent Occasions: Together with Death's DuelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 16, 2013Publisher:Herne Ridge Ltd.Language:English

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