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Marvell left 40s. in the will of George Pease, merchant, of Holy Trinity. (York, Borthwick Institute, Prob. Reg. 41, 334r–335r) With the rev. ). (BRB 3:242) 1631–33 21 1631 January 22 (Saturday) The rev. 8d. in will of Thomas Ferries, alderman, of Holy Trinity. (York, Borthwick Institute, Prob. Reg. 41, 334r–335r) 1632 April 17 (Tuesday) In the Easter season, the rev. Marvell and another minister, Richard Harrington, correspond in four letters energetically disputing Christ’s descent into hell.

MS 8888, 133v) April 13 28 (Friday) Autograph entry ‘Andreas Marvell discipulus juratus et admissus’ (Cambridge, Trinity College, Admissions and Admonitions, 1560–1759, 266). This marks AM’s advancement to fellowship in the college as a scholarship student. Anne Marvell, mother of the poet, buried in the Church of Holy Trinity, Hull. ’ The wide misery and heavy costs of the calamity met with some relief from other York ridings and from further afield, but of ‘this terrible pestilence’ it was calculated that some ‘two thousand seven hundred and thirty persons died, exclusive of those who fled out of the town and died elsewhere, and even who died of other disorders, which according to one authority almost doubled the number’.

AM’s fascination might well have first found expression now, although he did not lack for opportunity to write thus, early or late. ca. July Composes ‘Upon Appleton House’ (Hirst and Zwicker), which poem seems to register AM’s joy at the wonders of summer on Fairfax’s estate, as well as his reading of William Davenant’s newly published Gondibert (Thomason corrects the 1651 imprint of his copy to 1650), William Cartwright’s Comedies, Tragi-Comedies, With other Poems (23 June 1651, Thomason), and Cleveland’s Fuscara (1651).

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