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Disinherited

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Thy father all from thee, by his last will,
Gave to the poor ; thou hast good title still.
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Ruth Campbell 14 September 2017
Brilliant Donne has made the statement that he took from his son all his inheritance and gave it instead to the poor. Obviously the son had a debt to pay to humanity. Thus the father preserved the son's good name, which is far more important in the end. (You can't get anywhere with a bad reputation.) Brilliantly done in 2 lines.
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