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 lessee,
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.
excerpt from meditation xvii ❣️— Devotions upon Emergent Occasions (pub. 1624)