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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Around he casts his fond , instinctive eyes , And sees no good , to fill his wishes , rise : ( No motive warms , with animating beam , Nor praise , nor property , nor kind esteem , Bless'd independence , on his native ground , Nor sweet ...
As now , by kind indulgence looss'd to play , From place to place , from sport to sport , they stray , How light their gambols frolic o'er the green ! How their shrill voices cheer the rural scene ! Sweet harmless elves ! in Freedom's ...
What demon , hostile to the human kind , Planted these fierce disorders in the mind ? All , urged alike , one phantom we pursue , But what has war with human kind to do ? In death's black shroud our bliss can ne'er be found ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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