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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ON THE UNIFORMITY AND PERFECTION OF NATURE On one fix'd point all nature moves , Nor deviates from the track she loves ; Her system , drawn from reason's source , She scorns to change her wonted course . 5 Could she descend from that ...
ON THE RELIGION OF NATURE The power , that gives with liberal hand The blessings man enjoys , while here , And scatters through a smiling land The abundant products of the year ; That power of nature , ever bless'd , , Bestow'd religion ...
“ Hymn of the City ” ( 1830 ) recognizes God's presence even in an urban environment but depends on natural imagery ... of the romantic poets then dominant in English literature : nature , mutability , death , poetry , and the self .
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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