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For Whom the Bell Tolls

After he he taken holy orders and repudiated his former worldly life, John Donne agreed to have his portrait painted, while posing in a winding sheet with his body and hands arranged like those of a corpse.

The work completed, Donne had it placed beside his bed -- a constant reminder of his own mortality.

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