TITLE

MARVELL AND MILTON ON CROMWELL

AUTHOR(S)
Crane, David
PUB. DATE
December 1986
SOURCE
Notes & Queries;Dec1986, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p464
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article analyzes English poet Andrew Marvell's poem "Horation Ode," with that of the first four lines of John Milton's sonnet to Lord General Cromwell. Marvell's poem was completed, as seems likely, in May or June 1650, and Milton's sonnet is dated in the manuscript May 1652, exactly two years later, almost deliberately perhaps on the anniversary of Marvell's poem. It looks as though Milton consciously reworks Marvell's equivocal image of Cromwell's lightning breaking out of the clouds in an energy as much hostile to friend as to foe.
ACCESSION #
16097107

 

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