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Andrew Marvell
(1621-1678) born on
Mar 31
English poet. His political reputation overshadowed his poetry until the 20th C; considered to be one of the best secular metaphysical poets.
He nothing common did or mean
Upon that memorable scene,
But with his keener eye
The axe's edge did try.

This delicious Solitude.
Who can foretell for what high cause
This darling of the Gods was born?
I have a garden of my own,
But so with roses overgrown,
And lilies, that you would it guess
To be a little wilderness.
How vainly men themselves amaze
To win the palm, the oak, or bays.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Referring to the execution of Charles I. An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland."
R: "The Garden."
A: "The Picture of Little T.C. in a Prospect of Flowers."
N: "The Nymph Complaining for the Death of her Fawn."
K: "The Garden."

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