LW's Richard III gets the ball rolling on our poetry season…
I recite the following poem on Legal London in the undercroft of the chapel of Lincoln's Inn, said to be the bell referred to.
John Donne was a member of the Inn.
No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
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Richard III, scion of a Lord Mayor of London, is a writer, actor, director and stand-up comic. And the only London Walks guide to have addressed the United Nations!
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