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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.
Gather the flowers, but spare the buds.

Self-preservation, nature's first great law,
All the creatures, except man, doth awe.
Annihilating all that's made
To a green thought in a green shade.
Let us roll all our strength and all
Our sweetness up into one ball,
And tear our pleasures with rough strife
Thorough the iron gates of life:
Thus, though we cannot make our sun
Stand still, yet we will make him run.
The grave's a fine and private place,
But none, I think, do there embrace.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Picture of Little T.C. in a Prospect of Flowers."
R: "Hodge's Vision."
A: "The Garden," st. 6.
N: "To His Coy Mistress."
K: "To His Coy Mistress."

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