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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THE VANITY OF ALL WORDLY THINGS 5 10 15 As he said vanity , so vain say I , Oh ! vanity , O vain all under sky ; Where is the man can say , “ Lo , I have found On brittle earth a consolation sound ” ? What is't in honour to be set on ...
There , as I walk thro ' fields as Eden gay , And breathe the incense of immortal May , Ceaseless I hear the smacking whip resound ; Hark ! that shrill scream ! that groan of death - bed sound ! See those throng'd wretches pant along ...
Crimes sound their ruin's moral cause aloud , And all heaven , sighing , rings with cries of brother's blood . 345 350 355 360 365 When , mild and fair ,. Beside yon church , that beams a modest ray , With tidy neatness reputably gay ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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