English 211  

Quiz #9: Andrew Marvell

1) When the speaker in Marvell's "The Coronet" says he wishes "with garlands" to replace "the thorns" which Jesus' head was crowned, what does he mean?

2) In "To His Coy Mistress," under what unlikely circumstances would the lover's "vegetable love . . . grow / Vaster than empires, and more slow"?

3) "Damon the Mower" ends with an agricultural accident--what happens?

Extra Credit: Beginning in 1657, Marvell was the assistant to a blind man who was the Latin Secretary to Oliver Cromwell's government. What was the Latin Secretary's name?

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