Friday Fun Facts: Poet and Preacher

Poet John Donne was born on this day in 1573. He led an extravagant life. But after he secretly married the daughter of his employer, he began to get serious about his relationship with God. It changed him so much that King James encouraged him to go into the ministry. He did and in 1621, he became the dean of St. Paul’s in London. Two of his most well-known phrases from his writings are “No man is an Island, entire in itself” and “For whom does the bell toll? It tolls for thee.”


Posted on January 24, 2014, in fiction, Fun Facts, inspiration, John Donne, nonfiction, poetry, writer's life, writing, writing ideas and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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