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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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The Courtship of Miles Standish by Longfellow

The Courtship of Miles Standish by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Courtship of Miles Standish is a narrative poem written in 1858 by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It tells a charming tale of a courtship during the early days of … Continue reading

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Part 9: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 9 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow IX. THE WEDDING-DAY   Forth from the curtain of clouds, from the tent of purple and scarlet, Issued the sun, the great High-Priest,[54] in his garments resplendent, Holiness unto the Lord, … Continue reading

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Part 8: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 8 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow VIII. THE SPINNING WHEEL   Month after month passed away, and in, autumn the ships of the merchants      825 Game with kindred and friends, with cattle and corn for the Pilgrims. … Continue reading

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Part 7: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 7 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow VII. THE MARCH OF MILES STANDISH.[44]   Meanwhile the stalwart Miles Standish was marching steadily northward,           725 Winding through forest and swamp, and along the trend of the sea-shore, … Continue reading

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Part 6: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 6 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow VI. PRISCILLA   Thus for a while he stood, and mused by the shore of the ocean, Thinking of many things, and most of all of Priscilla; And as if thought … Continue reading

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Part 5: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 5 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow V. THE SAILING OF THE MAYFLOWER   Just in the gray of the dawn, as the mists uprose from the meadows, There was a stir and a sound in the slumbering … Continue reading

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Part 4: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 4 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow IV. JOHN ALDEN.   Into the open air John Alden, perplexed and bewildered, Rushed like a man insane, and wandered alone by the sea-side,                              340 Paced up and down the sands, … Continue reading

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Part 3: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 3 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow III. THE LOVER’S ERRAND.   So the strong will prevailed, and Alden went on his errand,                                      185 Out of the street of the village, and into the paths of the forest, … Continue reading

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Part 2: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 2 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow II. LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP   Nothing was heard in the room but the hurrying pen of the stripling, Or an occasional sigh from the laboring heart of the Captain, Reading the … Continue reading

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