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Devotions upon Emergent Occasions

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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) (5 hr 59 min)

Chapters

00 - Dedication

2:36

Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit

01 - Devotion 1

13:04

Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit

02 - Devotion 2

12:01

Read by David Barnes

03 - Devotion 3

16:57

Read by Andrew Coleman

04 - Devotion 4

17:41

Read by Andrew Coleman

05 - Devotion 5

16:41

Read by Alana Jordan

06 - Devotion 6

18:01

Read by Alana Jordan

07 - Devotion 7

20:11

Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit

08 - Devotion 8

16:26

Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit

09 - Devotion 9

16:05

Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit

10 - Devotion 10

15:25

Read by Justin Brett

11 - Devotion 11

18:48

Read by Kevin Lavin

12 - Devotion 12

15:59

Read by Philippa

13 - Devotion 13

10:25

Read by David Lawrence

14 - Devotion 14

19:35

Read by Justin Brett

15 - Devotion 15

14:03

Read by Philippa

16 - Devotion 16

11:37

Read by David Lawrence

17 - Devotion 17

13:00

Read by TriciaG

18 - Devotion 18

15:22

Read by TriciaG

19 - Devotion 19

18:24

Read by TriciaG

20 - Devotion 20

13:09

Read by TriciaG

21 - Devotion 21

15:03

Read by TriciaG

22 - Devotion 22

12:27

Read by TriciaG

23 - Devotion 23

16:21

Read by TriciaG