Andrew Marvell was an English metaphysical poet, satirist and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1659 and 1678. During the Commonwealth period he was a colleague and friend of John Milton. source
Had we but world enough, and time, this coyness, lady, were no crime.
Self-preservation, nature's first great law, all the creatures, except man,...
But at my back I always hear Time's winged chariot hurrying near.
Gather the flowers, but spare the buds.
I come from a very non-accepting family, but I'm very accepting.