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Death, Be Not Proud

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Updated 2009-11-29 04:51

To help memorize the poem 'Death, Be Not Proud' by John Donne

First stanza:

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Death, be not proud, though some have called theeMighty and dreadful, for, thou art not so
Mighty and dreadful, for, thou art not soFor, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow
For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrowDie not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.last
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Second stanza:

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From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,Much please, then from thee, much more must flow,
Much please, then from thee, much more must flow,And soonest our best men with thee do go,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,Rest of their bones, and souls delivery.
Rest of their bones, and souls delivery.last
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Third stanza

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Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,And poppy, or charms can make us sleep as well,
And poppy, or charms can make us sleep as well,And better then thy stroke; why swell'st thou then;
And better then thy stroke; why swell'st thou then;last
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Final couplet

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One short sleep past, we wake eternally,And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.last
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