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 A CATY - DID1 In a branch of willow hid Sings the evening Caty - did : From the lofty locust bough Feeding on a drop of dew , In her suit of green array'd Hear her singing in the shade Caty - did , Caty - did , Caty - did !
The calm shade Shall bring a kindred calm , and the sweet breeze That makes the green leaves dance , shall waft a balm To thy sick heart . Thou wilt find nothing here Of all that pained thee in the haunts of men , And made thee loathe ...
20 25 The sun of May was bright in middle heaven , And steeped the sprouting forests , the green hills , And emerald wheat - fields , in his yellow light . Upon the apple - tree , where rosy buds Stood clustered , ready to burst forth ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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