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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Didst fix thy hope on mold'ring dust ? The arm of flesh didst make thy trust ? Raise up thy thoughts above the sky That dunghill mists away may fly . Thou hast an house on high erect , Framed by that mighty Architect , With glory richly ...
Most follow Taylor's personal ordering pattern as well , moving from stricken awareness of his sin , through hope in Christ's mercy , to joy in the prospect of salvation . Often he uses a musical metaphor to express this process of ...
What hope can bloom on life's last stage , When every sense declines with age , The eye be - dimm'd , the fancy dead , The frost of sixty on my head , What hope remains ? -one debt I pay , Then mingle with my native clay 35 ( 1789 ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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