By N. Maltzahn
This well timed and definitive chronology of Andrew Marvell is an invaluable source for any scholar, historian, literary student or normal reader drawn to the lifestyles and works of this nice author. a part of the Palgrave writer Chronologies sequence, this new reference paintings by means of Professor Nicholas von Maltazhn enhances the present resurgence of curiosity during this canonical author through delivering in-depth and new biographical element as a context for Marvell's paintings.
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MS 8888, 133v) April 13 28 (Friday) Autograph entry ‘Andreas Marvell discipulus juratus et admissus’ (Cambridge, Trinity College, Admissions and Admonitions, 1560–1759, 266). This marks AM’s advancement to fellowship in the college as a scholarship student. Anne Marvell, mother of the poet, buried in the Church of Holy Trinity, Hull. ’ The wide misery and heavy costs of the calamity met with some relief from other York ridings and from further aﬁeld, but of ‘this terrible pestilence’ it was calculated that some ‘two thousand seven hundred and thirty persons died, exclusive of those who ﬂed out of the town and died elsewhere, and even who died of other disorders, which according to one authority almost doubled the number’.
Later versions of the story embellish it increasingly, with Biographia Britannica claiming that the mother of the drowned woman supported AM thereafter (see below 1760): ‘Mrs. ) died only in 1653 and her will leaves nothing to AM (Margoliouth 357–9), but such report may reﬂect the sponsorship by her sister Anne Sadleir of AM’s father and family (see 28 April 1627 above; 1653 below). Already in the 1640s, Fuller adds of the rev. Andrew Marvell that ‘His excellent comment upon Saint Peter, is daily desired and expected, if the envy and covetousness of private persons for their own use, deprive not the public of the beneﬁt thereof’.
May AM supplies two epigrams in praise of Oliver Cromwell perhaps now to accompany a portrait of the Protector sent to Queen Christina of Sweden in celebration of the treaty signed at Uppsala, 28 April 1654. 83). One of the Robert Walker portraits of Cromwell includes the latter verses, ‘Bellipotens virgo …’, as if for presentation (in the collection of the Duke of Grafton: Edward Holberton, private communication, citing Noble 1:307–8, with the portrait reproduced in Ashley 161). [31? (Wednesday) AM (Eton) writes to Milton about having just presented to John Bradshaw the newly printed Defensio secunda (Thomason’s copy dated 30 May).