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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This done , with brandished swords to Turkey21 go , For then what is't but English blades dare do , And lay her waste for so's the sacred doom , And do to Gog as thou hast done to Rome . Oh Abraham's seed , 22 lift up your heads on high ...
The damned , sure , here clank th ' eternal chain , And waste with grief , or agonize with pain . A Tartarus new ! inversion strange of hell ! Guilt wreaks the vengeance , and the guiltless feel . The heart , not form'd of flint ...
100 The Lord had made ( such was his grace ) For us a Covenant Both with the men , and with the beasts , That in this desart haunt : So that through places wilde and waste A single man , disarm'd , Might journey many hundred miles ...
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ANNE BRADSTREET 16121672
From the Andover Manuscript
EDWARD TAYLOR 1642?1729
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