Andrew Marvell

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

Andrew Marvell Quotes

    The Garden

    How vainly men themselves amaze
    To win the Palm, the Oke, or Bayes;
    And their uncessant Labours see
    Crown'd from some single Herb or Tree,
    Whose short and narrow verged Shade
    Does prudently their Toyles upbraid;
    While all Flow'rs and all Trees do close
    To weave the Garlands of repose.