Donne's (Re)Annunciation of the Virgin(ia Colony) in "Elegy XIX"

@article{Hester1987DonnesO,
  title={Donne's (Re)Annunciation of the Virgin(ia Colony) in "Elegy XIX"},
  author={M. Thomas Hester},
  journal={South Central Review},
  year={1987},
  volume={4},
  pages={49}
}
  • M. Hester
  • Published 22 January 1987
  • Art
  • South Central Review
In one of his many witty letters to Mrs. Magdalen Herbert, Donne writes that he has given his letter "license to travel." "It is therefore," he continues, "a pinnace to discover, and the entire colony of letters, of hundreds and fifties, must follow; whose employment is more honourable than that which our State meditates to Virginia.". This extended conceit is typical of Donne, of course, even of his prose letters. Also typical of the poet, although not often remarked in Donne studies, is the… 
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