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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COPIED OUT OF A LOOSE PAPER 5 10 In silent night when rest I took For sorrow near I did not look I wakened was with thund'ring noise And piteous shrieks of dreadful voice . That fearful sound of “ Fire ! ” and “ Fire !
Look not to Europe , for examples just Of order , manners , customs , doctrines , laws , Of happiness , or virtue . Cast around The eye of searching reason , and declare What Europe proffers , but a patchwork sway ; The garment Gothic ...
50 That bloom was made to look at , not to touch ; To worship , not approach , that radiant white ; And well might sudden vengeance light on such As dared , like thee , most impiously to bite . Thou shouldst have gazed at distance and ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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