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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85 90 95 100 And for the pestilence , who knows how near ; Famine and plague ,? two sisters of the sword , Destruction to a land doth soon afford ; They're for my punishment ordained on high , Unless our tears prevent it speedily .
320 325 Heavens , what a matchless group of beauties rare Southward expands ! where , crown'd with yon tall oak , Round - hill the circling land and sea o'erlooks ; Or , smoothly sloping , Grover's beauteous rise , Spreads it's green ...
420 425 Beware , O sinful Land , beware ; And do not think it strange That sorer judgements are at hand , Unless thou quickly change . Or God , or thou , must quickly change ; Or else thou art undon : Wrath cannot cease , if sin remain ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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