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D. 49) used by Thompson and recently acquired by the Bodleian. Duncan-Jones in 1971, were the readings of that manuscript even to be recorded. 25 The shortened corrected English version, prepared by Legouis in 1965 (Oxford), reprinted in 1968, remains the standard biography. A somewhat later ‘recovery’ of the post-Restoration satires is indicated by their being included in the Poems on Affairs of State, under the editorship of George deF. Lord (New Haven, 1963). Such inclusion can perhaps be seen as an ironic ‘reversal’ of nineteenth-century attitudes in that the editor may now have been prompted to attribute satires to Marvell on the grounds of his ascendant fame as lyric poet.
In 1848 John Greenleaf Whittier (No. ’ An advocate of seventeenth-century poetry as early as 1828, Ralph Waldo Emerson (No. ’ And in 1854 James Russell Lowell added a brief but pointed evaluation to Rogers's biographical account in the ‘very elegant’ American edition which was to have a dozen printings in the United States and England, some editions including Milton's poetry as well. Massingham was to follow on the same grounds when compiling his Treasury of Seventeenth-Century English Verse in 1919).
For example, Sir Francis Meynell, who edited Marvell in 1918, notes that his mother (No. T. ’ Did he, Sir Francis wonders, perhaps see one of Marvell's manuscripts which was discovered and then lost? (Henry Vaughan the Silurist and Andrew Marvell, p. 58) When undertaking to publish Marvell in 1726, Thomas Cooke showed a certain conscientiousness about the texts, at least to the extent of consulting Marvell's relatives, but he too emended some of the poems in conformity with prevailing taste. Either because of prevailing taste or because of his own indolence or even inadvertence, in preparing his edition Captain Thompson followed his example, so that eighteenth-century emendations, together with those acceptable to various nineteenth-century anthologists, were to have a long perpetration.
Andrew Marvell : the critical heritage by Elizabeth Story Donno