Andrew Marvell was born 31 March 1621, and died 16 August 1678
- But at my back I always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near.
- Self-preservation, nature’s first great law, all the creatures, except man, doth awe.
- Music, the mosaic of the air.
- Among the blind the one-eye’d blinkard reigns.
- The grave’s a fine and private place, But none, I think, do there embrace.
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.
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