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The Good Morrow Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Donne's fascination with maps also surfaces in his sermons. In a 1622 sermon he preached that "you shall have but two parts out of these words; And to make these two parts, I consider the text, as the two hemispheres of the world, laid open in a flat, in a plaine map." (Source.)

Can't get enough of these eye-gazing lovers? Check out the "Ecstasy" for an even more famous example. (Source.)

Donne's voyages to Cadiz and Azores in the late 1590s probably accounts for his love of maps and knowledge of contemporary cartography. (Source.)

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