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Andrew Marvell

Data de nascimento: 31. Março 1621
Data de falecimento: 16. Agosto 1678

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Andrew Marvell foi um poeta, escritor satírico e parlamentar inglês. Foi pouco reconhecido como poeta em sua época, mas ganhou popularidade como escritor satírico, bem como patriota. Foi amigo e ajudante de um autor de grande renome, John Milton, e admirador do político Oliver Cromwell. Inclui-se-lhe no grupo dos poetas metafísicos, no qual também se encontram John Donne e George Herbert, entre outros.

Citações Andrew Marvell

„The mind, that ocean where each kind
Does straight its own resemblance find;
Yet it creates, transcending these,
Far other worlds, and other seas;
Annihilating all that's made
To a green thought in a green shade.“

— Andrew Marvell
Context: Meanwhile the mind from pleasure less Withdraws into its happiness; The mind, that ocean where each kind Does straight its own resemblance find; Yet it creates, transcending these, Far other worlds, and other seas; Annihilating all that's made To a green thought in a green shade.

„Had we but world enough, and time,
This coyness, Lady, were no crime.“

— Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress
Context: Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, Lady, were no crime. We would sit down and think which way To walk, and pass our long love's day.

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„Thus, though we cannot make our sun
Stand still, yet we will make him run.“

— Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress
Context: 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.

„Art indeed is long, but life is short.“

— Andrew Marvell
Upon the Death of Lord Hastings (1649), last line Variant: "Art is long, and time is fleeting." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, A Psalm of Life (1839).

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