Quotation by John Donne

I am a little world made cunningly
Of elements, and an angelic sprite;
But black sin hath betrayed to endless night
My world's both parts, and Oh! both parts must die.
John Donne (1572–1631), British poet. I am a little world (Holy Sonnets) (l. 21–25). . .

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