Milton and Marvell were his secretaries.
"He once more joined us to the continent," wrote Marvell, while Dryden describes him as teaching the British lion to roar.
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One of its masters was Joseph Milner (1744-1797), author of a history of the Church; and among its students were Andrew Marvell the poet (1621-1678) and William Wilberforce the philanthropist (1759-1833), who is commemorated by a column and statue near the dock offices, and by the preservation of the house of his birth in High Street.
His Discourse of Ecclesiastical Politie (London, 1670), advocating state regulation of religious affairs, led him into controversy with Andrew Marvell (1621-1675).
Bacon died here in 1626; Coleridge and Andrew Marvell, the poets, were residents.