Battle of Lowestoft. Edmund Waller, . Instructions to a Painter (1664). . . A Prospective of the Naval Triumph of the Venetians (1658). Waller contributed commendatory verses to a translation, by his friend Sir Thomas . ID: 256435
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Marvell’s ‘Last Instructions to a Painter’Slide2
Battle of LowestoftSlide3
Edmund Waller, Instructions to a Painter (1664)Slide4
. A Prospective of the Naval Triumph of the Venetians (1658)
Waller contributed commendatory verses to a translation, by his friend Sir Thomas
, of the Italian poet Giovanni Francesco
poem (addressed to the painter
) in celebration of a Venetian victory over the Turkish fleet of Crete in 1655Slide5
Edmund Waller 1606-1681Slide6
Edmund Waller, Instructions to a Painter
FOR THE DRAWING OF THE POSTURE AND PROGRESS OF HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES AT SEA, UNDER THE COMMAND OF HIS HIGHNESS-ROYAL; TOGETHER WITH THE BATTLE AND VICTORY OBTAINED OVER THE DUTCH, JUNE 3, 1665.Slide7
Edmund Waller’s Efforts for Cromwell
to My Lord Protector, of the present greatness and
interest of His Highness, and this nation
(written in 1652, published in 1655)
Upon the Late
and of the death of His
ensuing the same, by Mr. Waller
draw the sea, that portion which between
2 The greater world and this of ours is seen;
3 Here place the British, there the Holland fleet,
4 Vast floating armies! both prepared to meet.
5 Draw the whole world, expecting who should reign,
6 After this combat, o'er the conquered main.
7 Make Heaven concerned, and an unusual star
8 Declare the importance of the approaching war.
9 Make the sea shine with gallantry, and all
10 The English youth flock to their Admiral,
11 The valiant Duke! whose early deeds abroad,
12 Such rage in fight, and art in conduct showed.
13 His bright sword now a dearer interest draws,
14 His brother's glory, and his country's cause.Slide9
299 Then draw the parliament, the nobles met,
300 And our great monarch high above them set;
301 Like young Augustus let his image be,
302 Triumphing for that victory at sea,
303 Where Egypt's Queen, and Eastern Kings
304 Made the possession of the world his own.
305 Last draw the Commons at his royal feet,
306 Pouring out treasure to supply his fleet;
307 They vow with lives and fortunes to maintain
308 Their King's eternal title to the main;
309 And with a present to the Duke, approve
, conduct, and his country's love.Slide10Slide11
To the King, upon His Majesties happy return (1660)Slide12
I659-78 Marvell serves as M. P. for Hull.
I660 Intervenes in Commons to save
I663-65 Accompanies Earl of Carlisle as secretary on embassy to Russia, Sweden, and Denmark.
I665 England provokes war with Holland. "The Second Advice to a Painter."
I666 "The Third Advice to a Painter."
I667 "The Last Instructions to a Painter." Downfall of
. War ends.
I670 "On Blood's Stealing the Crown."
I672 The Declaration of Indulgence.
Vermeer. The Artist In His StudioSlide14Slide15
London, 4 September 1667
two sittings, now our Lady State
end her picture does the third time wait.
to work, first, Painter, see
too slight grown or too hard for thee.
Canst thou paint without colors? Then 'tis
so we too without a fleet can fight.Slide16
Or canst thou daub a signpost, and that ill?
suit our great debauch and little skill.
hast thou marked how antic masters limn
-roof with snuff of candle dim,
in shady smoke prodigious tools
serve this race of drunkards, pimps and fools.Slide17
Marvell’s Restoration works-see Smith for many more which may be his
Last Instructions to a Painter
The Loyal Scot
An Account of the Growth of Popery and Arbitrary Government in
Anne Hyde Duchess of YorkSlide20
Paint then again
to the life, Philosopher beyond
, can Archimedes self put down,
an experiment upon the crown,
that engine, oft assayed,
after childbirth to renew a maid,
found how royal heirs might be matured In fewer months than mothers once enduredSlide21
Barbara Palmer, Countess of CastlemaineSlide22
that will hold
Her, not her picture, for she now grows old):
through her lackey's drawers, as he ran,
love's cause and a new flame began.
wonted joys thenceforth and court she shuns,
still within her mind the footman runs:
brazen calves, his brawny thighs--the face
slights--his feet shaped for a smoother race.
within her glass she readjusts
looks, and oft-tried beauty now distrusts,
lest he scorn a woman once assayed,
now first wished she
had been a maid.Slide23
Pepys on Marvell, July 1st 1667
Then informed ourselves where we might have some
, and they guided us to one Goody Best's, a little out of the
towards London road, and thither we went with the coach, and find it a mighty clean, plain house, and had a dish of very good
to our liking, and so away presently very merry, and fell to reading of the several Advices to a Painter, which made us good sport, and indeed are very
Queens Lane Coffee House, OxfordSlide25
The Second Dutch WarSlide26
the while, that had our ocean curbed,
now among our rivers
, Surveyed their crystal streams and banks so green
beauties ere this never naked seen.
the vain sedge, the bashful nymphs he eyed: Bosoms, and all which from themselves they hide.
sun much brighter, and the skies more clear,
finds the air and all things sweeter here.
sudden change, and such a tempting sight
his old veins with fresh blood, fresh delight.
victors he begins to shave
And his new face looks in the English wave.Slide27
But with her sailing weight, the Holland keel,
the brittle links, does thorough reel,
to the rest the opened passage show;
from the bank the dismal sight does view.
feathered gallants, which came down that day
be spectators safe of the new play,
him alone when first they hear the gun
the fleetest) and to London run.
seamen, whom no danger's shape could fright,
, refuse to mount our ships for
George Monck, Duke of Albemarle
Often, dear Painter, have I sat and mused Why he should still be 'n all adventures used, .......Whether his valour they so much admire, Or that for cowardice they all retire.Slide29
The Royal CharlesSlide30
With present shame compared, his mind
from Euphrates' bank, a tigress fell
the robber for her whelps doth yell;
sees enraged the river flow between, Frustrate revenge and love, by loss more keen, At her own breast her useless claws does arm: She tears herself, since him she cannot harm.Slide31Slide32
Frances Stuart—the face of BritanniaSlide33
Samuel Pepys on ‘Last Instructions’
It “made my heart
to read,” says Pepys
“it being too sharp, and so true.”Slide34Slide35Slide36Slide37Slide38Slide39