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Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions Together With Death's Duel

Gelesen von David Wales

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Devotions upon Emergent Occasions is a 1624 prose work by the English theologian and writer John Donne, Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. It is a series of reflections that were written as Donne recovered from a serious illness. The work consists of twenty-three parts ('devotions') describing each stage of the sickness. Each part is further divided into a Meditation, an Expostulation (or objection) , and a Prayer. The work is an excellent example of seventeenth century English spirituality and sometimes feels a bit dated. Yet much solid nourishment can be found. “Death’s Duel” is Donne’s last sermon prepared for presentation before the King during Lent; it is commonly seen as Donne’s own funeral oration. The biographical material is from Izaak Walton’s Lives. The most famous part of the Devotions is number XVII (17), containing these lines: 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 bells tolls; it tolls for thee. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)>/p> (9 hr 11 min)

Chapters

01 The Life Of Dr John Donne Part 1

1:00:27

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02 The Life Of Dr John Donne Part 2

47:36

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03 Devotions - Introduction

5:34

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04 Devotion I (1)

12:31

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05 Devotion II (2)

11:40

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06 Devotion III (3)

14:37

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07 Devotion IV (4)

17:13

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08 Devotion V (5)

14:06

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09 Devotion VI (6)

18:07

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10 Devotion VII (7)

17:37

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11 Devotion VIII (8)

16:01

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12 Devotion IX (9)

15:33

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13 Devotion X (10)

16:07

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14 Devotion XI (11)

18:28

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15 Devotion XII (12)

16:01

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16 Devotion XIII (13)

11:50

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17 Devotion XIV (14)

19:34

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18 Devotion XV (15)

13:29

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19 Devotion XVI (16)

12:45

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20 Devotion XVII (17)

15:14

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21 Devotion XVIII (18)

19:03

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22 Devotion XIX (19)

22:05

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23 Devotion XX (20)

15:36

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24 Devotion XXI (21)

18:26

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25 Devotion XXII (22)

15:04

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26 Devotion XXIII (23)

19:15

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Death's Duel

1:07:03

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