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Thinking about the Norwegian tragedy

No man is an island,

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 less,

As well as if a promontory were,

As well as if a manor of thy friends were,

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.

John Donne, Meditation XVII

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