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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Refinement hence even humblest life improves ; Not the loose fair , that form and frippery loves ; But she , whose mansion is the gentle mind , In thought , and action , virtuously refin'd . Hence , wives and husbands act a lovelier ...
215 Ill , ah , how great ! without that cheering sun , The world is chang'd to one wide , frigid zone ; The mind , a chill'd exotic , cannot grow , Nor leaf with vigour , nor with promise blow ; Pale , sickly , shrunk , it strives in ...
... the smatterer's sneerWere these , indeed , your only fear , You might be tranquil and resigned : What most should touch your fluttering mind ; Is that , few critics will be found To sift your works , and deal the wound .
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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