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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Whose beautious leaves ore laid with Hony Dew . And Chanting birds Cherp out sweet Musick true . 10 15 When in this Knot I planted was , my Stock Soon knotted , and a manly flower out brake . And after it my branch again did knot ...
200 No other trees so vast a leaf can boast , So broad , so long - through these , refreshed , we stray , And though the noon - sun his fierce radiance shed , These friendly leaves shall shade us all the way , 205 And tempt the cooling ...
5 10 While upon a leaf you tread , Or repose your little head , On your sheet of shadows laid , All the day you nothing said : Half the night your cheery tongue Revell'd out its little song , Nothing else but Caty - did .
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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