John Donne and the Seventeenth-Century Metaphysical Poets

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Chronology
1572 John Donne born.
1584 Donne matriculates at Hart Hall, Oxford.
1591 Robert Herrick born.
1592 Donne admitted to Lincoln's Inn.
1593 George Herbert born.
1596 Donne sails with Essex in the English expedition to Cadiz.
1597 Donne sails on the Azores Expedition.
ca. 1598 Donne becomes secretary to Sir Thomas Egerton.
1601 Donne marries Ann More, secretly, and is imprisoned by her father, Sir George More, the following year and dismissed from his post with Egerton.
1605 Herbert attends Westminster School.
1609 Herbert enters Trinity College, Cambridge.
1610 Donne publishes Pseudo-Martyr.
1611 Donne publishes Ignatius His Conclave and The First Anniversarie.
1612 Donne publishes The Second Anniversarie. Herbert publishes two memorial poems, in Latin, on the death of Prince Henry.
ca. 1612 Richard Crashaw born.

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