Andrew Marvell

Andrew Marvell (31 March 1621 – 16 August 1678) was an English metaphysical poet and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1659 and 1678. As a metaphysical poet, he is associated with John Donne and George Herbert. He was a colleague and friend of John Milton. His poems include To His Coy Mistress, The Garden, An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland, The Mower's Song and the country house poem Upon Appleton House.

Read more about Andrew Marvell:  Early Life, First Poems and Marvell's Time At Nun Appleton, Anglo-Dutch War and Employment As Latin Secretary, After The Restoration, Prose Works, Views, Marvell's Poetic Style

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John Milton's Relationships - Friendship - Andrew Marvell
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Famous quotes by andrew marvell:

    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)

    Therefore the love which us doth bind,
    But fate so enviously debars,
    Is the conjunction of the mind,
    And opposition of the stars.
    Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)

    But O, young beauty of the woods,
    Whom Nature courts with fruits and flowers,
    Gather the flowers, but spare the buds;
    Lest Flora, angry at thy crime
    To kill her infants in their prime,
    Do quickly make the example yours;
    And ere we see,
    Nip in the blossom all our hopes and thee.
    Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)

    Meanwhile the mind from pleasure less
    Withdraws into its happiness;
    The mind, that ocean where each kind
    Does straight its own resemblance find;
    Yet it creates, transcending these,
    Far other worlds and other seas,
    Annihilating all that’s made
    To a green thought in a green shade,
    Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)

    Your courteous lights in vain you waste,
    Since Juliana here is come,
    For she my mind hath so displaced
    That I shall never find my home.
    Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)