Andrew Marvell Chronology (Author Chronologies) by N. Maltzahn

By N. Maltzahn

This well timed and definitive chronology of Andrew Marvell is an invaluable source for any pupil, historian, literary pupil or normal reader attracted to the existence and works of this nice author. a part of the Palgrave writer Chronologies sequence, this new reference paintings through Professor Nicholas von Maltazhn enhances the present resurgence of curiosity during this canonical author by means of supplying in-depth and new biographical aspect as a context for Marvell's paintings.

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Oxenbridge had served as chaplain to Col. Robert Overton in Hull, where in municipal government they worked with Alderman William Popple (sr) (PL 1:246; Smith 54–5; see 2 June 1654 below; Bodl. MS Tanner 57, 167–9). Near Eton at the ‘Anglican stronghold’ of Richings, AM meets John Hales (1584–1656 [May]) and so ‘convers’d a while with the living remains of one of the clearest heads and best prepared brests in Christendom’; later in RT, AM was glad to quote at length from the Arminiam Hales’s Tract Concerning Schism (1642) which ‘I had read many years ago’ (MPW 1:130–4, 395–6; Legouis 1968, 97–8).

Daphnis and Chloe’ may well also date from this return to London, with its cynicism and capacity to incorporate in libertine lyric a reference to the ‘headsman’ and his ‘parting stroke’ (this poem has also been seen as near to ‘To his Coy Mistress’, Smith 102–6); so too ‘The Definition of Love’, which to my ear shares this ‘mature’ voice, and which may draw on a 1650 publication as well as Cowley’s Mistress (Smith 107–11). January 3 (Saturday) James Howell, The Vision: or a Dialogue between the Soul and the Bodie is registered with the Stationers (SR 1:387; Thomason dates his copy 14 January 1651/2), which work seems echoed in the title and contents of AM’s ‘A Dialogue between the Soul and Body’.

Andrew Marvell. (Marchant 262) May 29 (Friday) In a suit between Robert Legard and the mayor of Hull, the rev. Marvell among those now witnessing earlier letters (7, 31 August 1638) concerning the fortifications of Hull (BRL 272, 274; Wildridge 22). 4d. quarterly over the previous year in accounts, Michaelmas 1640, at Trinity College, Cambridge (Senior Bursar’s Audit Book, 1637–59, 23 v [the previous book seems to have been long lost]). A. 1642). (BL, Add. MS 5846, 133v, 134r; Kelliher 1978a, 22–3; Kelliher 2004b) December 21 (Monday) The rev.

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