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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It examines the changing patterns of our literature through the work of five poets , each representative of a period in America's cultural development but distinctive as well , speaking in a personal voice on a variety of themes .
10 And see the seats of peace , and pleasure , rise , And hear the voice of Industry resound , And mark the smile of Competence , around ! Hail , happy village ! O'er thy cheerful lawns , With earliest beauty , spring delighted dawns ...
25 While death and darkness both surround , And tempests rage with lawless power , Of friendship's voice I hear no sound , No comfort in this dreadful hourWhat friendship can in tempests be , What comfort on this raging sea ?
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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