1868 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Andrew Marvell

George Macdonald, in England's Antiphon (1868; 1890) 247-48.



Andrew Marvell, member of Parliament for Hull both before and after the Restoration, was twelve years younger than his friend Milton. Any one of some half-dozen of his few poems is to my mind worth all the verse that Cowley ever made. It is a pity he wrote so little; but his was a life as diligent, I presume, as it was honourable.