ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Andrew Marvell

(1621-1678)


The son of a master of Hull Grammar School, Andrew Marvell studied with his father before entering Trinity College Cambridge as a sizar (B.A. 1639). He travelled abroad (1642-46) before taking a position as tutor to Lord Fairfax's daughter Mary. He afterwards tutored William Dutton, Cromwell's ward, residing at Eton. A republican, he was a friend of John Harrington and assisted John Milton as Cromwell's Latin secretary. Marvell represented Hull in Parliament (1659, 1660-78) and travelled to Moscow as secretary to Charles Howard (1663-65).


TEXT RECORDS:

1661 ca.Tom May's Death.

PUBLICATIONS:

The first anniversary of the government under his Highness the Lord Protector. 1655.
The character of Holland. 1665.
Advice to a painter. 1679?
The rehersal transpos'd. 1672.
The character of Holland. 1672.
Suetonius, History [trans. Marvell]. 1672.
Plain-dealing, or a full and particular examination of a late treatise. 1675.
Mr Smirke; or the divine in mode. 1676.
An account of the growth of Popery. 1677.
A seasonable argument to persuade all the grand juries. 1677.
Remarks on a late disingenuous discourse writ by one T. D. 1678.
A short historical essay touching general councils, creeds, and other impositions in matters of religion. 1680.
Miscellaneous poems, ed. Mary Marvell. 1681.
A collection of poems on affairs of state [contributions by Marvell]. 1689, etc.
Works, ed. Cooke. 2 vols, 1726.
Works. 2 vols, 1772; 3 vols, 1776.
Poems and letters, ed. H. M. Margoliouth. 2 vols, 1927.
Prose works, ed. Annabel Patterson. 2 vols, 2004.