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.

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John Milton's Relationships - Friendship - Andrew Marvell
... On 21 February 1653, Milton recommended Andrew Marvell for a position with the Commonwealth's Council of State as his assistant after his previous assistant died ... It is uncertain when the two first met, but Marvell knew Milton's works and included similar themes within his own poetry a few years prior ... Milton liked Marvell, and in his recommendation describes Marvell as The Council did not accept Marvell, and they instead made Philip Meadows, a diplomat ...
Andrew Marvell - Marvell's Poetic Style
... Eliot wrote of Marvell's style that 'It is more than a technical accomplishment, or the vocabulary and syntax of an epoch it is, what we have designated tentatively as wit, a tough ... He also identified Marvell and the metaphysical school with the 'dissociation of sensibility' that occurred in 17th-century English literature Eliot described this trend as 'something which.. ... Marvell's most famous lyric, "To His Coy Mistress", combines an old poetic conceit (the persuasion of the speaker's lover by means of a carpe diem philosophy) with Marvell's typically vibrant imagery and ...

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    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)

    ‘Tis probable Religion after this
    Came next in order; which they could not miss.
    How could the Dutch but be converted, when
    The Apostles were so many fishermen?
    Besides the waters of themselves did rise,
    And, as their land, so them did re-baptize.
    Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)

    To make a final conquest of all me,
    Love did compose so sweet an enemy,
    In whom both beauties to my death agree,
    Joining themselves in fatal harmony;
    That while she with her eyes my heart does bind,
    She with her voice might captivate my mind.
    Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)