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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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    Alas I find the Serpent old
    That, twining in his speckled breast,
    About the flow’rs disguis’d does fold,
    With wreaths of Fame and Interest.
    Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)

    March indefatigably on,
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