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Andrew Marvell

Person   Born 31/3/1621 Died 18/8/1678

Categories: Poetry

Poet, wit, and satirist. Born at Winestead-in-Holderness, Yorkshire. Childless, contemporary sources hint that he was impotent due to having lost a testicle to VD. For about twenty years M.P. for Hull. Died at his lodgings on the north side of Great Russell Street, just to the west of the British Museum. There are stories that he was poisoned. Buried in the church of St. Giles-in-the-Fields.
"Had we but world enough and time. . . ."

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Andrew Marvell's cottage

There is a sundial in Lauderdale House garden with a poem by Marvell.

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