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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5 Soul It's not an Empty Whistle : yet withall , And if it be a Whistle , then a Call : A Call to Childrens Bread , which take we may . Thou onely art the Dog whipt hence away . Satan 10 If I then you : for by Apostasy You are the Imps ...
The Creatures field no food for Souls e're gave . And if thou knock at Angells dores they show An Empty Barrell : they no soul bread have . Alas ! Poore Bird , the Worlds White Loafe is done . And cannot yield thee here the smallest ...
... of that bright world , And all the happy trains , which that bright world Inhabit , whither virtue's sons are gone : While God the whole inspires , adorns , exalts , The source , the end , the substance , and the soul .
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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