Andrew Marvell

Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) went to Cambridge University. From 1659-1678 he was Member of Parliament for Hull, and he moved in important political and social circles. He wrote poems, dialogues and satires for fun and not for profit, and most of his poetry was not published until after his death. “To His Coy Mistress” is undoubtedly Marvell’s most popular poem today. The precise date of its composition is not known, but it is assumed to have been written around 1650.