Marvell and alchemy
Dr Abraham begins by examining the currency of alchemical thought in Britain and Europe and its presence in the work of such poets as Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne, Herrick, Milton and Dryden. She then moves on to a detailed examination of Marvell's long poems, demonstrating the extensive presentation of the alchemical process. Other important English alchemists are cited including Thomas Tymme, Robert Fludd and Thomas Vaughan.This is a highly original and stimulating study which brings out hitherto undiscovered meanings and relationships. The book is illustrated with 32 emblems from the works of the Renaissance and 17th-century alchemists, and will henceforth be an essential text for serious students of Marvell.
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The Alchemical context
Upon Appleton House to my Lord Fairfax 2 Introduction
Art nature and alchemy in Upon Appleton House
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