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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50 Pray do you fear Spain's bragging Armado ? Doth your ally , fair France , conspire your wrack , Or do the Scots play false behind your back ? Doth Holland quit you ill for all your love ? Whence is the storm from earth or heaven ...
27 185 “ O merry Bird , ” said I , “ that fears no snares , That neither toils nor hoards up in thy barn , Feels no sad thoughts ... Thy bed a bough , thy drink the water clear , Reminds not what is past , nor what's to come dost fear .
Where howld the forest , herds unnumber'd low ; The fleecy wanderers fear no prowling foe ; The village springs ; the humble school aspires ; And the church brightens in the morning fires ! Young Freedom wantons ; Art exalts her head ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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