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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But I return from whence I stepped awry , My memory is bad , my brain is dry : Mine almond tree , 26 grey hairs , do flourish now , And back once straight , apace begins to bow : My grinders now are few , my sight doth fail , My skin is ...
Once young and pleasant , as are you , But former toys ( no joys ) adieu . My age I will not once lament , But sing , my time so near is spent . And from the top bough take my flight Into a country beyond sight , Where old ones ...
—where once the fires Blazed high , and soothed the storm - stay'd traveller's woes ; See the weak roof , that abler props requires , Admits the winds , and swift descending snows . 10 Here , to forget the labours of the day , No more ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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