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John Donne Religious Poems

Holy Sonnet Six

This is my play's last scene,

Here heavens appoint my pilgrimage's last mile,

And my race, idly, yet quickly run, hath this last pace,

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This is my span's last inch,

my minute's latest point,

And gluttonous death will instantly unjoint my body and soul and I shall sleep a

But my every waking part shall see that face, whose fear already shakes my every joint,

Then as my soul, to heaven her first…

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And earthborn body in the earth shall dwell,

So fall my sins, that all may have their right, to where they are bred, and would press me, to hell.

Impute me righteous, thus purged of evil, for thus I leave the world, the flesh, and devil.


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