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Andrew MarvellThe Chameleon$
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Nigel Smith

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780300112214

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300112214.001.0001

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The Painter and The Poet Dare

The Painter and The Poet Dare

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(p.187) Chapter 8 The Painter and The Poet Dare
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Andrew Marvell
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Nigel Smith

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300112214.003.0008

This chapter discusses the period when Parliament was returned to Westminster, as well as the suspension of its sessions by the King from 20 February to 23 April and then finally to 18 September. Around this time, “The Second Advice to a Painter,” which Andrew Marvell is ascribed to have at least partly written, emerged—the poem itself an outspoken and sensational verse satire. During this period, Marvell had a lot of time on his hands and so was able to observe Restoration England quite closely, and to witness how it had taken shape while he had been away. The chapter then speaks of the paintings and poems of Edmund Waller, and how they influenced Marvell's work, especially in the later satires and poems he would produce in response to the events that transpired around him.

Keywords:   Second Advice, sensational verse satire, Restoration England, Edmund Waller, Marvell, Parliament prorogued

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