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This text contains the complete English poems of John Donne. The detailed notes explain unfamiliar words, clarify obscure references, and refine grammatical complexities; they also give the most important variant reading from selected manuscripts. Avoided are any paraphrases, personal interpretation and unauthorized textual emendations. The book begins with an introduction to the poet and his times, including a bibliography of over 750 items. To complete the volume, Alexander Pope's versions of Donne Satyres II and IV, which are often called into comparison with the originals, have been included in an appendix. C.A. Patrides was the author of over 20 works on the literature of the Renaissance, including "The English Poems of George Herbert".