Discovered Items – Yorkshire Poets

Born in Winestead Holderness Andrew Marvell,  a pupil from Hull Grammar school, was an English poet little published in his life time. After Cambridge university he became an MP representing Hull in the House of Commons for periods during 1659 and 1678.

I recently came across some of his work published after it was made available by his widow way back in October 1680. In addition to ‘Horation ode’ and ‘Appleton House’ I found these simple lines:

‘Through the hazels thick espy
The hatching throstle’s shining eye’

As a Metaphysical poet he has drawn me toward a philosophy what describes some of my weird activities by ‘yoking together of apparently unconnected ideas and things’. An apology of sorts for these ramblings.

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