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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New Englanders wrote a great deal of poetry for pious reasons and exchanged it with friends for their mutual improvement and enjoyment . Anne Bradstreet originally wrote in the same way and offered her verses to her immediate family ...
Sometimes I cheat ( unkind ) a female heir Of all at once , who not so wise as fair Trusteth my loving looks and glozing tongue , Until her friends , treasure , and honour's gone . Sometimes I sit carousing others ' health , Until mine ...
500 505 All virtue's friends are his : the good , the just , The pious , to his house their visits pay , And converse high hold of the true , the fair , The wonderful , the moral , the divine : Of saints , and prophets , patterns bright ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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