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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... The village springs ; the humble school aspires ; And the church brightens in the morning fires ! ... white spire lie imag'd on the wave ; O'er morn's pellucid main expand their sails , And the starr'd ensign court Korean gales .
15 We saw the sun descend in gloom , No more to see his morning beam ; But buried low , by far too deep , On coral beds , unpitied , sleep ! 20 But what a strange , uncoasted strand Is that , where fate permits no dayNo charts have we ...
... Flushed with the ruddy foliage , round us lay , As if some gorgeous cloud of morning stood , In glory , mid the arches of the wood . ... And there the stealthy fox , when morn is gray , Laps the clear stream and lightly moves away .
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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