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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Such private changes oft mine eyes have seen , In various times of state I've also been . I've seen a kingdom flourish like a tree , When it was ruled by that celestial she ; 13 And like a cedar , others so surmount That but for shrubs ...
I've princes18 seen to live on other's lands ; A royal one19 by gifts from strangers ' hands , Admired for their magnanimity , Who lost a princedom and a monarchy . I've seen designs for Ree and Rochelle20 crossed , And poor ...
20 25 All this was seen — and rising in your might , By genius aided , you reclaim'd our right , That RIGHT , which conquest , arms , and valor gave To this young nation — not to live a slave . 30 35 And what but toil has your long ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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