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; God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice; but God

John Donne (1572-1631) English poet
Devotions on Emergent Occasions, Meditation XVII (1624)
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