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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Shines bright , the scope sublime of all his prayers , The meed of every sorrow , pain , and toil . ... weep no more , Though pains and toils betide you : for what life , On earth , from pains and toils was ever free ?
205 210 He toils , ' tis true ; but shares his master's toil ; With him , he feeds the herd , and trims the soil ; Helps to sustain the house , with clothes , and food , And takes his portion of the common good : Lost liberty his sole ...
490 495 “ Small is her house ; but fill'd with stores of good ; Good , earn'd with toil , and with delight bestow'd . In the clean cellar , rang'd in order neat , Gay - smiling Plenty boasts her casks of meat , Points , to small eyes ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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