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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- To His Coy Mistress
- A Dialogue Between The Soul And Body
- Eyes And Tears
- The Definition Of Love
- The Garden
- Epigramma in Duos montes Amosclivum Et B...
- Edmundi Trotii Epitaphium
- To A Gentleman That Only Upon The Sight ...
- Dignissimo Suo Amico Doctori Wittie. De ...
- Johannis Trottii Epitaphium
- In Legationem Domini Oliveri St. John Ad...
- In Effigiem Oliveri Cromwell
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''But 'twas beyond a mortal's shareAndrew Marvell (1621-1678), British metaphysical poet. The Garden, st. 8 (written c. 1650, published 1681).
To wander solitary there:
Two Paradises 'twere in one,
To live in Paradise alone.''
''Luxurious Man, to bring his Vice in use,Andrew Marvell (1621-1678), British poet. The Mower against Gardens (l. 1-3). . . The Complete Poems [Andrew Marvell]. Elizabeth Story Donno, ed. ...
Did after him the World seduce:
And from the fields the Flow'rs and Plants allure,''
And yet these Rarities might be allow'd,Andrew Marvell (1621-1678), British poet. The Mower against Gardens (l. 19-24). . . The Complete Poems [Andrew Marvell]. Elizabeth Story Donno, ed...
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...
My mind was once the true surveyAndrew Marvell (1621-1678), British poet. The Mower's Song (l. 1-6). . . The Complete Poems [Andrew Marvell]. Elizabeth Story Donno, ed. (1972, re...
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,
''Your courteous lights in vain you waste,Andrew Marvell (1621-1678), British poet. The Mower to the Glow-Worms (l. 13-16). . . The Complete Poems [Andrew Marvell]. Elizabeth Story Donno, ...
Since Juliana here is come,
For she my mind hath so displaced
That I shall never find my home.''
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