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Andrew Marvell Vita Sackville-West

Andrew Marvell

Vita Sackville-West

Published 1974
ISBN : 9780841495371
63 pages
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Andrew Marvell, the subject of Sackville-Wests biography, was one of the English metaphysical poets. Educated at Cambridge, he worked as a clerk, travelled abroad, and returned to serve as tutor to Lord Fairfaxs daughter in Yorkshire. In 1657 heMoreAndrew Marvell, the subject of Sackville-Wests biography, was one of the English metaphysical poets. Educated at Cambridge, he worked as a clerk, travelled abroad, and returned to serve as tutor to Lord Fairfaxs daughter in Yorkshire. In 1657 he was appointed John Miltons assistant in the Latin secretaryship, and in 1659 he was elected to Parliament, where he served until his death. He was one of the chief wits and satirists of his time as well as being a Puritan and a public defender of individual liberty. Today, however, he is known chiefly for his brilliant lyric poetry, which includes The Garden, The Definition of Love, Bermudas, and To His Coy Mistress, and for his Horatian Ode to Cromwell.