Quotation by John Donne

Go; and if that word have not quite killed thee,
Ease me with death by bidding me got too.
Oh, if it have, let my word work on me,
And a just office on a murderer do.
Except it be too late to kill me so,
Being double dead: going, and bidding go.
John Donne (1572–1631), British poet. The Expiration (l. 7–12). . .

The Complete English Poems [John Donne]. A. J. Smith, ed. (1971) Penguin Books.
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