Andrew Marvell

Literary Birthday – 31 March – Andrew Marvell


Andrew Marvell was born 31 March 1621, and died 16 August 1678.

Five Quotes

  1. But at my back I always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near.
  2. Self-preservation, nature’s first great law, all the creatures, except man, doth awe.
  3. Music, the mosaic of the air.
  4. Among the blind the one-eye’d blinkard reigns.
  5. The grave’s a fine and private place, But none, I think, do there embrace.

Andrew Marvell was an English metaphysical poet and politician. He is associated with John Donne and George Herbert, and he was a colleague and friend of John Milton. His poems include To His Coy Mistress, An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell’s Return from Ireland, and the country house poem Upon Appleton House.

Source for Image

by Amanda Patterson

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