The title of the Donne poem is “Oh, to Vex Me, Contraries Meet as One.”
A chapter on the metaphysical poets is four-fifths Donne to one-fifth Herbert, with Marvell failing to get a look-in.
Lucretius, Horace and Donne, at any rate, had a considerable share in moulding his thought and fashioning the form of his verse.
Didn't Dr Donne, as good a man as any, I presume, argue on the part of the suicide?'
They made him their drudge, for when any curious experiment was to be Donne they would lay the taske on him.
Carlyle but once; Thackeray not once; Spedding and Donne pretty often.
I have not heard of Donne for so long a time, that I am uneasy, and have written to Mowbray to hear.
It is obvious to every reader that his biographies of Donne and Wotton are his best.
The first edition of Donne's poems appeared two years after his death.
The Donne fly, the body of the Donne woll, and the wyngis of the pertryche.