Marvell, Andrew

(1621-1678)
   He was born at Winestead in Holderness, Yorkshire, was educated under his father at the grammar school in Hull, graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1637, and left sometime before September 1641. He traveled in Europe, learning languages, then spent several years as tutor, first to Mary, the daughter of Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Baron (commander in chief of the Parliamentary army during the English Civil Wars), at Nun Appleton in Yorkshire, and to one of Oliver Cromwell's wards. In 1657 he was appointed Latin secretary to the Council of State, replacing his now totally blind friend John Milton (see entry). Marvell wrote a whole series of Cromwellian poems around the period of the Commonwealth (1653-1658). In 1659 he was elected member of Parliament for Hull, an office he held until his death of a fever. He was buried in the church of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, London. Some of his poems: "Bermudas," "Blood and the Crown," "Clorinda and Damon," "On Mr. Milton's "Paradise Lost," "The Fair Singer," "The Gallery," "The Last Instructions to a Painter," "Upon Appleton House [To My Lord Fairfax]," "Young Love."
   Sources: Anthology of Poems on Affairs of State: Augustan Satirical Verse, 1660-1714. George de F. Lord, ed. Yale University Press, 1975. Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author.html). Jacobean and Caroline Poetry: An Anthology. T.G.S. Cain, ed. Methuen, 1981. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Complete Poems of Andrew Marvell. Elizabeth Story Donno, ed. Penguin Books, 1972, reprinted 1985. The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed., new edition, revised and enlarged, Oxford University Press, 1939. The Oxford Book of Satirical Verse. Geoffrey Grigson, ed. Oxford University Press, 1980. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. The Works of Andrew Marvell (http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/marvell/marvbib.htm).

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  • Marvell, Andrew — born March 31, 1621, Winestead, Yorkshire, Eng. died Aug. 18, 1678, London English poet and politician. He was employed as a tutor, including to Oliver Cromwell s ward, before becoming an assistant to John Milton in the foreign office in 1657.… …   Universalium

  • Marvell,Andrew — Mar·vell (märʹvəl), Andrew. 1621 1678. English metaphysical poet whose frequently satirical work includes the poems “To His Coy Mistress” (1650) and “The Definition of Love” (1681). * * * …   Universalium

  • Marvell, Andrew — ► (1621 78) Escritor inglés, partidario de Cromwell. Autor de Últimas instrucciones a un pintor. * * * (31 mar. 1621, Winestead, Yorkshire, Inglaterra–18 ago. 1678, Londres). Poeta y político inglés. Se ganó la vida como tutor, entre otros del… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • MARVELL, ANDREW —    poet and politician, born at Worcester; was first a lyric poet, and in politics much of a Royalist, at last a violent politician on the Puritan side, having become connected with Milton and Cromwell; he wrote a tract On the Growth of Popery… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Marvell, Andrew — (1621 1678)    Poet and satirist, s. of the Rector of Winestead, Yorkshire, where he was b., ed. Camb., and thereafter travelled in various Continental countries. He sat in Parliament for Hull, proving himself an assiduous and incorruptible… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

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  • Andrew Marvell — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Andrew Marvell Andrew Marvell nació el 31 de marzo de 1621 en Winestead in Holderness, Yorkshire; y falleció el 16 de agosto de 1678 en su casa en Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, a la edad de 57 años. Poeta,… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Andrew Marvell — (* 31. März 1621 in Winestead bei Patrington, Holderness, Yorkshire; † 16. August 1678 in London) war ein englischer Dichter und Politiker. Er gilt neben John Donne und George Herbert als einer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Andrew Marvell — noun English poet (1621 1678) • Syn: ↑Marvell • Instance Hypernyms: ↑poet * * * Andrew Marvell [Andrew Marvell] …   Useful english dictionary

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