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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155 The heav'n - inviting church , and every town A world within itself , with order , peace , And harmony , adjusted all its weal . 160 165 170 Hence every swain , free , happy , his own lord , With useful knowledge fraught ...
405 410 415 Purloining from the swain ; and oft the house Of innocence and peace , in cruel flames With fell revenge , encircling . Now , afar With shame retir'd , his bands no more , no more ( And oh may HEAVEN the fond prediction seal ) ...
Thus were we priviledg'd with peace , Beyond what others were . Truth , Mercy , Peace , with Righteousness . Took up their dwelling here . 115 120 Our Governour was of our selves . And all his Bretheren , For wisdom & true piety ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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