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Anne Bradstreet Biography

First American poet Anne Dudley Bradstreet (1612 – 1672) was the first writer to be published in England’s North American colonies. Her book, The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, was also published in London in 1650, making Anne the first … Continue reading

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Verses upon the Burning of Our House by Anne Bradstreet

Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 18th, 1666 by Anne Bradstreet Here follows some verses upon the burning of our house, July. 18th. 1666. Copyed out of a loose Paper. 1     In silent night when rest I took, … Continue reading

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To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet

To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet 1    If ever two were one, then surely we. 2   If ever man were lov’d by wife, then thee. 3   If ever wife was happy in a man, 4   Compare with … Continue reading

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Prologue Poem by Anne Bradstreet

Prologue by Anne Bradstreet 1   To sing of Wars, of Captains, and of Kings, 2   Of Cities founded, Common-wealths begun, 3   For my mean Pen are too superior things; 4   Or how they all, or each their dates have run, … Continue reading

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In Reference to Her Children by Anne Bradstreet

In Reference to Her Children, 23 June 1659 by Anne Bradstreet 1   I had eight birds hatcht in one nest, 2   Four Cocks were there, and Hens the rest. 3   I nurst them up with pain and care, 4   No … Continue reading

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In Honour of that High and Mighty Princess Queen Elizabeth by Anne Bradstreet

In Honour of that High and Mighty Princess, Queen Elizabeth by Anne Bradstreet Proem.  Although great Queen, thou now in silence lie, Yet thy loud Herald Fame, doth to the sky Thy wondrous worth proclaim, in every clime, And so … Continue reading

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The Four Ages of Man by Anne Bradstreet

The Four Ages of Man by Anne Bradstreet [Introduction] Childhood Youth Middle Age Old Age [Introduction] 1.1   Lo now! four other acts upon the stage, 1.2   Childhood, and Youth, the Manly, and Old-age. 1.3   The first: son unto Phlegm, grand-child … Continue reading

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The Flesh and the Spirit by Anne Bradstreet

The Flesh and the Spirit by Anne Bradstreet In secret place where once I stood Close by the Banks of Lacrim flood, I heard two sisters reason on Things that are past and things to come. One Flesh was call’d, … Continue reading

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A Dialogue between Old England and New by Anne Bradstreet

A Dialogue between Old England and New by Anne Bradstreet New England. Alas, dear Mother, fairest Queen and best, With honour, wealth, and peace happy and blest, What ails thee hang thy head, and cross thine arms, And sit i’ … Continue reading

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Contemplations by Anne Bradstreet

Contemplations by Anne Bradstreet 1   Sometime now past in the Autumnal Tide, 2   When Ph{oe}bus wanted but one hour to bed, 3   The trees all richly clad, yet void of pride, 4   Were gilded o’re by his rich golden head. … Continue reading

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