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OF

ANDREW MARVELL,

THE CELEBRATED PATRIOT:

WITH

EXTRACTS AND SELECTIONS

FROM HIS

PROSE AND POETICAL WORKS.

BY

JOHN DOVE.

“Among innumerable false, unmov'd,
Uushaken, unseduc'd, unterrify'd,
His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal,-
Nor number, nor example, with him wrought
To swerve from truth, or change his constant mind,
Though single."

MILTON.

LONDON:

SIMPKIN AND MARSHALL, STATIONERS’-HALL-COURT;

JOHN HEATON, LEEDS; AND JAMES PURDON, HULL.

1832.

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PREFACE.

The Biographical Memoir now submitted to the Public, was intended to have commenced a series of Lives, to be published under the title of “ The Worthies of Yorkshire and Lancashire,” for which a Prospectus was issued last March.

As the original Editor and Compiler of that Work, the writer of the present Life, made considerable Collections for the purpose of carrying it into effect with credit and punctuality. He had not proceeded far, however, when he found himself frustrated in his wish to have the Work conducted with that exactness and regularity which was promised in the Prospectus.

This circumstance determined him to relinquish it; but not wishing that his labours should be entirely lost, he now presents the Public with a Life of ANDREW MARVELL, in a detached form. Should the present Memoir be favourably received,

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