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(31 March 1621 – 16 August 1678 / Yorkshire, England)

Andrew Marvell
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Andrew Marvell an English metaphysical poet, Parliamentarian, and the son of a Church of England clergyman (also named Andrew Marvell). As a metaphysical poet, he is associated with John Donne and George Herbert. He was a colleague and friend of John Milton.

Marvell was born in Winestead-in-Holderness, East Riding of Yorkshire, near the city of Kingston upon Hull. The family moved to Hull when his father was appointed Lecturer at Holy Trinity Church there, and Marvell was educated at Hull Grammar School. A secondary school in the city is now named after him.

His most famous poems include To His Coy Mistress, The Garden, An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's Return from ... more »

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  • ''But 'twas beyond a mortal's share
    To wander solitary there:
    Two Paradises 'twere in one,
    To live in Paradise alone.''
    Andrew Marvell (1621-1678), British metaphysical poet. The Garden, st. 8 (written c. 1650, published 1681).
  • ''Luxurious Man, to bring his Vice in use,
    Did after him the World seduce:
    And from the fields the Flow'rs and Plants allure,''
    Andrew Marvell (1621-1678), British poet. The Mower against Gardens (l. 1-3). . . The Complete Poems [Andrew Marvell]. Elizabeth Story Donno, ed. ...
  • And yet these Rarities might be allow'd,
    To Man, that sov'raign thing and proud;
    Had he not dealt between the Bark and Tree,
    Forbidden mixtures there to see.
    No Plant now k...
    Andrew Marvell (1621-1678), British poet. The Mower against Gardens (l. 19-24). . . The Complete Poems [Andrew Marvell]. Elizabeth Story Donno, ed...
  • My mind was once the true survey
    Of all these meadows fresh and gay,
    And in the greenness of the grass
    Did see its hopes as in a glass;
    When Juliana came, and she,
    W...
    Andrew Marvell (1621-1678), British poet. The Mower's Song (l. 1-6). . . The Complete Poems [Andrew Marvell]. Elizabeth Story Donno, ed. (1972, re...
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  • Sudeep Gyawali (2/11/2010 7:33:00 AM)

    his metaphysical poetry is an example of enlish philosophy presented in conciets

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