Quotation by John Donne

O God, oh! of thine only worthy blood,
And my tears, make a heavenly Lethean flood,
And drown in it my sins' black memory.
That thou remember them, some claim as debt;
I think it mercy, if thou wilt forget.
John Donne (1572–1631), British poet. If poisonous minerals (Holy Sonnets) (l. 10–14). . .

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