Holy sonnets: death, be not proud
John Donne, Poems, by J. D. With elegies on the authors death (M. F. for J. Marriot, ). MICF no. ROBA. Facs. edn. Menston: Scolar Press, Death, Be Not Proud, sonnet by John Donne, one of the 19 Holy Sonnets, published in in the first edition of Songs and Sonnets. Sonnet X, also known by its opening words as "Death Be Not Proud", is a fourteen-line poem, or sonnet, by English poet John Donne (–), one of the.