No man is an island (Charles West)
- Editor: Charles West (submitted 2016-07-18). Score information: A4, 11 pages, 146 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Original text and translations
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.
John Donne - Meditation 17 from Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions 1624.