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Devotions upon Emergent Occasions

John Donne

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Devotions upon Emergent Occasions is a 1624 prose work by the English writer John Donne. It is a series of reflections that were written as Donne recovered from a serious illness, believed to be either typhus or relapsing fever. (Donne does not clearly identify the disease in his text.) The work consists of twenty-three parts describing each stage of the sickness. Each part is further divided into a Meditation, an Expostulation, and a Prayer. The seventeenth meditation is perhaps the best-known part of the work. It contains the following passage: "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." (Summary by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 59m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:22