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Into the World

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/9780199655373.003.0006
Into the World

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The last chapter of this book follows Marvell out from lyric privacy into the various phases of his eventful public career. It tracks his service to the Lord Protector, to his parliamentary constituency, to his various patrons, and it relates the puzzling inconsistency of his political stances to his fluctuating affective alignments. The chapter provides political meaning for his famous preoccupation with the orphan and endangered child.

Keywords: becoming; vitrification; Whiggery; politics; parliament

Chapter.  15661 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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