No Man is an Island..by John Donne

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  1. No Man is an Island..by John Donne

    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 friends 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 bell tolls.
    It tolls for thee.

    John Donne (English poet)

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    Olde English Version
    No man is an Iland, intire of itselfe; every man
    is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine;
    if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe
    is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as
    well as if a Manor of thy friends or of thine
    owne were; any mans death diminishes me,
    because I am involved in Mankinde;
    And therefore never send to know for whom
    the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.

    MEDITATION XVII
    Devotions upon Emergent Occasions
    John Donne
     
  2. Yes I agree that we all belong somewhere, men here refers to men and women as the old way of speaking (English) that's how it was spoken, also in the Bible it states men where it means both sexes.
    we all belong to a family some where along the line, and then of course we all belong to GOD the Father.

    God bless you
    Raymond
     

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