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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Doth hold her Temples in this state Where pulse doth beate , and head doth ake . Doth turn , and stretch her body small , Doth Comb her velvet Capitall.1 As if her little brain pan were A Volume of Choice precepts cleare .
See every heart And head from dunghills up to thrones , moond high With fashion , frippery , falling humbly down To a new head - dress ; barbers , milliners , Taylors , and mantua - makers , forming gods , Their fellow - millions ...
The friend of man casts round a wishful eye , And hopes , in vain , improving scenes to spy ; Slow o'er his head , the dragging moments roll , And damp each cheerful purpose of the soul . 660 665 670 Thus the bewilder'd traveller ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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