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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In many ways , hers was a typical Puritan autobiography ; she had heard others record their trials , doubts ... Life , for the Puritans , was a pilgrimage toward heaven , an adventurous quest on which the individual soul would be tested ...
At all times , Timothy Dwight spoke as the champion of New England Congregationalism : the Calvinist faith he had inherited from his Puritan forebears and the high standards of Christian morality based on that faith .
It is a jeremiad , threatening the Puritan colonies with destruction if they should continue their decline from the ideals of the founding generation . The poem reveals the emergence of a mythic sense of the colonial past as early as ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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