Early American Poetry: Selections from Bradstreet, Taylor, Dwight, Freneau, and Bryant
Jane Donahue Eberwein, Anne Bradstreet
University of Wisconsin Press, 1978 - Poetry - 383 pages
Here is the first major-figure anthology of American poetry of the colonial and early national periods, an indispensable volume for both students and scholars of American literature and civilization.
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725 730 Through the war path the Indian creep no more ; No midnight scout the slumbering village fire ; Nor the scalp'd infant stain his gasping sire : But peace , and truth , illume the twilight mind , The gospels sunshine , and the ...
Some of his strongest poems involve a tension between reason and fancy ; in “ The Indian Burying Ground ” ( 1787 ) rational theories of death dissolve , at least temporarily , before the force of Indian mythology , so that “ Reason's ...
( 1786 ; 1788 ) THE INDIAN BURYING GROUND In spite of all the learned have said , I still my old opinion keep ; The posture , that we give the dead , Points out the soul's eternal sleep . 5 Not so the ancients of these landsThe Indian ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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