John Donne

Helen Gardner (ed.), John Donne: The Divine Poems (Second Edition)

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  • Critical Apparatus1Spit in my face yee Jewes, and pierce my side,
  • 2    Buffet, and scoffe, scourge, and crucifie mee,
  • Critical Apparatus3For I have sinn'd, and sinn'd, and onely hee,
  • Critical Apparatus4Who could do no iniquitie, hath dyed:
  • Editor’s Note5But by my death can not be satisfied
  • 6My sinnes, which passe the Jewes, impiety:
  • 7They kill'd once an inglorious man, but I
  • Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus8Crucifie him daily, being now glorified.
  • 9Oh let mee then, his strange love still admire:
  • 10Kings pardon, but he bore our punishment.
  • 11And Jacob came cloth'd in vile harsh attire
  • Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus12But to supplant, and with gainfull intent:
  • 13God cloth'd himselfe in vile mans flesh, that so
  • 14Hee might be weake enough to suffer woe. (XI)

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7. Dob omits.
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1 yee TCD, O'F, W: you 1633, C 57, H 49, Gr
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3 onely] humbly W
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4 Who] Wch W
no] none C 57, H 49, TCD
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l. 5. satisfied:, atoned for; see O.E.D., 'satisfy', 2a.
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8 glorified.] glorified;1633
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l. 8. Crucifie him daily. Cf. Heb. vi. 6: 'They crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.'
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12 intent:] intent 1633
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l. 12. supplant. After Jacob had covered his neck and hands with the skin of goats to gain his father's blessing, Esau said 'Is he not rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times' ('supplantavit', Vulgate; 'hath deceived', Geneva); see Gen. xxvii. 36.
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