After Donne wrote to Egerton, he was released from prison, and during his trial at the Court of Audience the marriage was validated and Donne absolved of any canon law violation.
What makes you cringe? Now that's just silly. To protect the anonymity of contributors, we've removed their names and personal information from the essays.
What hooks you? Eliot as not being based on a statement of philosophical theory; Targoff argues that this is incorrect — that Donne had a consistent philosophy, and that the analogy of beaten gold can be traced to the writings of Tertullianone of Donne's greatest religious influences.
These lines use a piece of gold to describe the love between the writer and the subject of the poem. See, she bore him twelve kids—an even dozen.