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Posted on Wed, Dec 12, 2007 05:39 AM

THE ISLAND: (John Donne) Isolation vs. Interconnectedness of Mankind 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, The World is the less Any man's death diminishes me, Because I am involved in mankind myself And of ourselves... "All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated... junie

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