John Donne: A Collection of Critical Essays

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Chronology of Important Dates
1572Born in London
1576 John Donne (father) died
1584, 23 OctoberMatriculated Hart Hall, Oxford
1587-1591At Cambridge (?) or abroad (?)
1591, by MayLaw Student at Thavies' Inn
1592, 6 MayAdmitted to Lincoln's Inn
1593 Henry Donne (only brother) died in prison, having been committed for sheltering a priest
1596, JuneSailed with Essex on the Cadiz Expedition
1597, AugustSailed on Azores Expedition (The Islands' Voyage)
1598Secretary to Sir Thomas Egerton, the Lord Keeper
1601, DecemberSecretly married Anne More, niece of Egerton's wife
1602, FebruaryImprisoned, and dismissed from Egerton's service
1602, AprilReleased and marriage ratified
1602-06Lived with Sir Francis Wooley, his wife's cousin, at Pyrford, Surrey
1606-11Lived at Mitcham, with (later) a room in the Strand
1605-07Assisted Thomas Morton in controversy with Catholics
1610 Pseudo-Martyr
1610, 17 AprilHon. M. A., Oxford
1611 Conclave Ignati and Ignatius His Conclave
1611 An Anatomy of the World (The First Anniversary)
1611, November-December 1612
Abroad with Sir Robert and Lady Drury
1612The Second Anniversary, with reprint of The First . . .
1612-1621Lived in house in Drury Lane
1615, 23 JanuaryOrdained priest
1615, AprilDoctor of Divinity, Cambridge
1616, October-February 1622
Reader in Divinity at Lincoln's Inn
1617, 15 August Anne Donne (wife) died
1619, May-December 1620
Abroad with Doncaster on Embassy to Germany
1621, 19 NovemberDean of St. Paul's: moved to Deanery
1623, WinterSeriously ill: composed Devotions (published 1624)
1624, MarchAppointed Vicar of St. Dunstan's in the West
1631, 31 MarchDied at Deanery
1633 Poems
1640 LXXX Sermons, with first version of Walton Life of Donne prefixed
[ 1646] Biathanatos
1649 Fifty Sermons

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