In john Donne"s poem, "Death Be no Proud," the speak isaddressing a personified death. The poem reads together follows:

Death be not proud, though some have referred to as thee

Mighty and also dreadful, for, thou art not so,

For, those, who thou think"st, she dost overthrow,

Die not, poore death, nor however canst thou death me.

From rest and sleepe, which however thy pictures bee,

Much pleasure, climate from thee, much an ext must flow,

And soonest our ideal men v thee doe goe,

Rest of your bones, and also souls deliverie.

Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and also desperate men,

And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,

And poppie, or charmes have the right to make united state sleepe as well,

And much better then thy stroake; why swell"st thou then;

One quick sleepe past, wee wake eternally,

And fatality shall it is in no more; Death, thou shalt die


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