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For Whom The Bell Tolls

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PERCHANCE he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill, as that he
knows not it tolls for him; and perchance I may think myself so
much better than I am, as that they who are about me, and see my
state, may have caused it to toll for me, and I know not that. The
church is Catholic, universal, so are all her actions; all that she
does belongs to all. When she baptizes a child, that action
concerns me; for that child is thereby connected to that body which
is my head too, and ingrafted into that body whereof I am a member.
And when she buries a man, that action concerns me: all mankind is
of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is
not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language;
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Ellen Ok 11 January 2021
I learned it as a song....
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Ellen Ok 11 January 2021
No Man is an Island.....I learned it written as a song....
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crab- 28 April 2020
Why'd' is the format like this? Do you hate us this mch, Poem-Hunter?
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Patricia Woods 05 June 2019
I would like the words to the poem For whom the bells toll by John Donne
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Carol Orito 09 January 2019
So beautifully stated. Easy to understand and simply put, the idea that we need each other and need to see our relationship to the whole. We are it, it is we. So appropriate for todays world and the ocean of garbage we all share, we all created, we all may be washed away by the ocean's dominance.
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James Peace Dmin 24 July 2018
I so remember this poem from high school however I remember it in another phase that went like this. No man is an island no man stands alone for each mans joy is joy to me but each mans grief is his own we need one another so I will defend each man as my brother each man as my friend. I think thats right but I cant find it any where but my aging head.
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Ellen OK 11 January 2021
As I remember it.....No man is an island.No man stands alone.Each man's joy is joy to me.Each man's grief is my own.We need one another, so I will defend each man as my brother.
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Joshua Adeyemi 12 April 2017
Lengthy but Embroided with facts. Kudos donne!
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The most Realistic Way to look life. You Shout Read it for Yourself. En Español solemos decirnos cuando alguien cercano a Nosotros Muere y queremos llorar: En vida, hermano en Vida.
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Constantino Casasbuenas 13 November 2015
John Donne (and your page) are real and marvellous discoveries! Thanks!
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* Sunprincess * 09 July 2014
........we are definitely all in this together....this write is very beautiful....yet it is more like a letter of importance than a poem...written for someone special....someone chosen....someone for whom the bell tolls...the concepts in this poem are brilliant....no man is an island unto himself....when one of us fails....we all fail....and vice versa....truly this poet understood the meaning of togetherness....otherwise how could he have composed this brilliant masterpiece...
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