Donne, John, 1572-1631

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Birth 1572-01-21
Death 1631-03-31
Latin, English

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Proposed for publication as part of the Percy Society series.

From the description of The Songs and sonnets of Dr. John Donne : with critical notes by the late Samuel Taylor Coleridge / edited by Barron Field, Esq. : manuscript, [ca. 1840] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612868820

Herbert Grierson attached great importance to the manuscript and presumed the writer to be an acquaintance of Donne.

From the description of Poems and paradoxes : manuscript, 1620. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612868460

Appointed Dean of St Paul's Cathedral in 1621.

Epithet: poet and clergyman

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000297.0x000034


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