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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Thou art my strength and stay , Thou see'st how weak and frail I am , Hide not Thy face away . 15 I in obedience to Thy will Thou knowest did submit . It was my duty so to do ; O Lord , accept of it . 20 Unthankfulness for mercies past ...
Thou by the Divell , but both shame the foe . Joseph was cast into the jayle awhile . And so was thou . Sweet apples mellow so . Joseph did from his jayle to glory run . Thou from Death's pallot rose like morning sun .
25 Merciless Power has dug thy dungeon deep , And his swart armorers , by a thousand fires , Have forged thy chain ; yet , while he deems thee bound , The links are shivered , and the prison - walls Fall outward ; terribly thou ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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