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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“ To him that overcometh , wil I give to eat of the Manna that is hid , and wil give him a white stone , and in the stone a new name writen , which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it ” ( Rev. 2:17 ) .
25 To him that smiteth hip , and thigh , My foes as his : Walks warily , I'le give him Grace : he'st give me praise . Let him whose foot doth hit a Stone Through weakeness , not rebellion Not faint , but think on former dayes .
To you , great sir , our heartfelt praise we give , And your ripe honors yield you — while you live . 5 At length the year , which marks his course , expires , And JEFFERSON from public life retires ; That year , the close of years ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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