Andrew Marvell

Andrew Marvell Poems

Andrew Marvell was an English metaphysical poet who sat in the House of Commons. His satires won him awards during his lifetime and he is best known for his poem, To His Coy Mistress.’  In keeping with his contemporaries, Marvell’s poetry is noted for its strict adherence to traditional forms. He was also a friend of fellow poet, John Milton. 

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To His Coy Mistress

by Andrew Marvell

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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