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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)

Marvell, Andrew. An English poet and satirist; born at Winestead, Yorkshire, March 31, 1621; died in London, Aug. 18, 1678. He was Milton’s friend, and his assistant in the Latin secretaryship to the Commonwealth (1657). He is best known by his ‘Poems on Affairs of State’ (1689), a collection of satires on Charles II. and the Stuarts. Of his other writings, the best are the ‘Horatian Ode on Cromwell’s Return from Ireland’ (1776); ‘The Rehearsal Transposed’ (1672–73); the single poem ‘The Nymph Complaining’; etc. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).