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Work of Service

Derek Hirst and Steven N. Zwicker

in Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199655373
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191742118 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655373.003.0002
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This opening chapter address Marvell's most ambitious poem, Upon Appleton House and explains its relation to Marvell's patron, Thomas Lord Fairfax, and explores the ways in which the poem's literary strategies can be seen as servicing Marvell's patron and the poet himself.

Keywords: Upon Appleton House; patronage; service; civil wars; tutor; nunnery; pastoral; idealization

Chapter.  15570 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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