The Four Ages Of Man- 04 – Middle Age – Anne Bradstreet

The Four Ages Of Man- 04 – Middle Age Childhood and youth forgot, sometimes I’ve seen, And now am grown more staid that have been…

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As Weary Pilgrim, Now At Rest – Anne Bradstreet

As Weary Pilgrim, Now At Rest As weary pilgrim, now at rest, Hugs with delight his silent nest His wasted limbes, now lye full soft…

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In Thankful Remembrance – Anne Bradstreet

In Thankful Remembrance What shall I render to Thy name Or how Thy praises speak? My thanks how shall I testify? O Lord, Thou know’st…

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What God Is Like To Him I Serve – Anne Bradstreet

What God Is Like To Him I Serve What God is like to him I serve, What Saviour like to mine? O, never let me…

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To Her Most Honoured Father Thomas Dudley Esq; These Humbly Presented. – Anne Bradstreet

To Her Most Honoured Father Thomas Dudley Esq; These Humbly Presented. Dear Sir of late delighted with the sight Of your four Sisters cloth’d in…

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For Deliverance From A Feaver. – Anne Bradstreet

For Deliverance From A Feaver. When Sorrowes had begyrt me rovnd, And Paines within and out, When in my flesh no part was sovnd, Then…

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The Four Ages Of Man- 03 – Youth – Anne Bradstreet

The Four Ages Of Man- 03 – Youth My goodly clothing and beauteous skin Declare some greater riches are within, But what is best I’ll…

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As Spring The Winter Doth Succeed – Anne Bradstreet

As Spring The Winter Doth Succeed May 13, 1657. As spring the winter doth succeed, And leaues the naked Trees doe dresse, The earth all…

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In Reference To Her Children – Anne Bradstreet

In Reference To Her Children I had eight birds hatched in one nest, Four cocks there were, and hens the rest. I nursed them up…

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We May Live Together – Anne Bradstreet

We May Live Together If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were lov’d by wife, then thee. If ever wife was…

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To My Dear And Loving Husband – Anne Bradstreet

To My Dear And Loving Husband If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were lov’d by wife, then thee. If ever…

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Deliverance From Another Sore Fit – Anne Bradstreet

Deliverance From Another Sore Fit In my distress I sought the Lord When naught on earth could comfort give, And when my soul these things…

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The Flesh And The Spirit – Anne Bradstreet

The Flesh And The Spirit In secret place where once I stood Close by the Banks of Lacrim flood, I heard two sisters reason on…

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Before The Birth Of One Of Her Children – Anne Bradstreet

Before The Birth Of One Of Her Children All things within this fading world hath end, Adversity doth still our joys attend; No ties so…

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Upon My Daughter Hannah Wiggin Her Recouery From A Dangerous Feaver. – Anne Bradstreet

Upon My Daughter Hannah Wiggin Her Recouery From A Dangerous Feaver. Bles’t bee thy Name, who did’st restore To health my Daughter dear When death…

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In Honour Of That High And Mighty Princess, Queen Elizabeth – Anne Bradstreet

In Honour Of That High And Mighty Princess, Queen Elizabeth Proem. 1.1 Although great Queen, thou now in silence lie, 1.2 Yet thy loud Herald…

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Vanity Of All Worldly Things, The – Anne Bradstreet

Vanity Of All Worldly Things, The As he said vanity, so vain say I, Oh! Vanity, O vain all under sky; Where is the man…

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To The Memory Of My Dear And Ever Honoured Father Thomas Dudley Esq; Who Deceased, July 31. 1653. An – Anne Bradstreet

To The Memory Of My Dear And Ever Honoured Father Thomas Dudley Esq; Who Deceased, July 31. 1653. An By duty bound, and not by…

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Epitaphs – Anne Bradstreet

Epitaphs Her Mother’s Epitaph Here lies A worthy matron of unspotted life, A loving mother and obedient wife, A friendly neighbor, pitiful to poor, Whom…

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The Four Elements – Anne Bradstreet

The Four Elements The Fire, Air, Earth and water did contest Which was the strongest, noblest and the best, Who was of greatest use and…

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An Epitaph On My Dear And Ever Honoured Mother Mrs. Dorothy Dudley, Who Deceased Decemb. 27. 1643. A – Anne Bradstreet

An Epitaph On My Dear And Ever Honoured Mother Mrs. Dorothy Dudley, Who Deceased Decemb. 27. 1643. A A worthy Matron of unspotted life, A…

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Upon My Son Samuel His Goeing For England, Novem. 6, 1657. – Anne Bradstreet

Upon My Son Samuel His Goeing For England, Novem. 6, 1657. Thou mighty God of Sea and Land, I here resigne into thy hand The…

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In My Solitary Hours In My Dear Husband His Absence – Anne Bradstreet

In My Solitary Hours In My Dear Husband His Absence O Lord, Thou hear’st my daily moan And see’st my dropping tears. My troubles all…

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The Romane Monarchy, Being The Fourth And Last, Beginninganno Mundi , 3213. – Anne Bradstreet

The Romane Monarchy, Being The Fourth And Last, Beginninganno Mundi , 3213. prologue After some dayes of rest, my restless heart To finish what’s begun,…

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Contemplations – Anne Bradstreet

Contemplations 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…

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The Author To Her Book – Anne Bradstreet

The Author To Her Book Thou ill-form’d offspring of my feeble brain, Who after birth did’st by my side remain, Till snatcht from thence by…

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An Apology – Anne Bradstreet

An Apology To finish what’s begun, was my intent, My thoughts and my endeavours thereto bent; Essays I many made but still gave out, The…

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Upon My Dear And Loving Husband His Going Into England Jan. 16, 1661 – Anne Bradstreet

Upon My Dear And Loving Husband His Going Into England Jan. 16, 1661 O thou Most High who rulest all And hear’st the prayers of…

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In Memory Of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet – Anne Bradstreet

In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet Farewell dear babe, my heart’s too much content, Farewell sweet babe, the pleasure of mine eye, Farewell…

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The Four Seasons Of The Year. – Anne Bradstreet

The Four Seasons Of The Year. Spring. Another four I’ve left yet to bring on, Of four times four the last Quaternion, The Winter, Summer,…

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Davids Lamentation For Saul And Jonathan. – Anne Bradstreet

Davids Lamentation For Saul And Jonathan. 2. Sam. 1. 19.Alas slain is the Head of Israel, Illustrious Saul whose beauty did excell, Upon thy places…

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On My Son’s Return Out Of England, July 17, 1661. – Anne Bradstreet

On My Son’s Return Out Of England, July 17, 1661. All Praise to him who hath now turn’d My feares to Joyes, my sighes to…

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Another – Anne Bradstreet

Another Phoebus make haste, the day’s too long, be gone, The silent night’s the fittest time for moan; But stay this once, unto my suit…

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Upon A Fit Of Sickness – Anne Bradstreet

Upon A Fit Of Sickness Twice ten years old not fully told since nature gave me breath, My race is run, my thread spun, lo,…

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Meditations Divine And Moral – Anne Bradstreet

Meditations Divine And Moral A ship that bears much sail, and little ballast, is easily overset; and that man, whose head hath great abilities, and…

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The Prologue – Anne Bradstreet

The Prologue To sing of wars, of captains, and of kings, Of cities founded, commonwealths begun, For my mean pen are too superior things: Or…

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Deliverance From A Fit Of Fainting – Anne Bradstreet

Deliverance From A Fit Of Fainting Worthy art Thou, O Lord, of praise, But ah! It’s not in me. My sinking heart I pray Thee…

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Spirit – Anne Bradstreet

Spirit Be still, thou unregenerate part, Disturb no more my settled heart, For I have vow’d (and so will do) Thee as a foe still…

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A Love Letter To Her Husband – Anne Bradstreet

A Love Letter To Her Husband Phoebus make haste, the day’s too long, begone, The silent night’s the fittest time for moan; But stay this…

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Upon Some Distemper Of Body – Anne Bradstreet

Upon Some Distemper Of Body In anguish of my heart replete with woes, And wasting pains, which best my body knows, In tossing slumbers on…

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Here Follows Some Verses Upon The Burning Of Our House – Anne Bradstreet

Here Follows Some Verses Upon The Burning Of Our House In silent night when rest I took For sorrow near I did not look I…

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The Third Monarchy, Being The Grecian, Beginning Under Alexander The Great In The 112. Olympiad. – Anne Bradstreet

The Third Monarchy, Being The Grecian, Beginning Under Alexander The Great In The 112. Olympiad. Great Alexander was wise Philips son, He to Amyntas, Kings…

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Davids Lamentation For Saul And Jonathan – Anne Bradstreet

Davids Lamentation For Saul And Jonathan 2. Sam. 1. 19.Alas slain is the Head of Israel, Illustrious Saul whose beauty did excell, Upon thy places…

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Of The Four Humours In Mans Constitution. – Anne Bradstreet

Of The Four Humours In Mans Constitution. The former four now ending their discourse, Ceasing to vaunt their good, or threat their force. Lo other…

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A Letter To Her Husband – Anne Bradstreet

A Letter To Her Husband Absent upon Public Employment My head, my heart, mine eyes, my life, nay more, My joy, my magazine, of earthly…

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To The Memory Of My Dear Daughter In Law, Mrs. Mercy Bradstreet, Who Deceased Sept. 6. 1669. In The – Anne Bradstreet

To The Memory Of My Dear Daughter In Law, Mrs. Mercy Bradstreet, Who Deceased Sept. 6. 1669. In The And live I still to see…

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Here Follow Several Occasional Meditations – Anne Bradstreet

Here Follow Several Occasional Meditations By night when others soundly slept, And had at once both case and rest, My waking eyes were open kept…

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The Four Seasons Of The Year – Anne Bradstreet

The Four Seasons Of The Year Spring. Another four I’ve left yet to bring on, Of four times four the last Quaternion, The Winter, Summer,…

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By Night When Others Soundly Slept – Anne Bradstreet

By Night When Others Soundly Slept . By night when others soundly slept And hath at once both ease and Rest, My waking eyes were…

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On My Dear Grand-Child Simon Bradstreet, Who Dyed On 16. Novemb. 1669. Being But A Moneth, And One D – Anne Bradstreet

On My Dear Grand-Child Simon Bradstreet, Who Dyed On 16. Novemb. 1669. Being But A Moneth, And One D No sooner come, but gone, and…

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Another (Ii) – Anne Bradstreet

Another (Ii) As loving hind that (hartless) wants her deer, Scuds through the woods and fern with hark’ning ear, Perplext, in every bush and nook…

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To My Dear Children. – Anne Bradstreet

To My Dear Children. This Book by Any yet vnread, I leaue for yov when I am dead, That, being gone, here yov may find…

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For The Restoration Of My Dear Husband From A Burning Ague, June, 1661. – Anne Bradstreet

For The Restoration Of My Dear Husband From A Burning Ague, June, 1661. When feares and sorrowes me besett, Then did’st thou rid me out;…

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The Four Monarchyes, The Assyrian Being The First, Beginning Under Nimrod, 131. Years After The Floo – Anne Bradstreet

The Four Monarchyes, The Assyrian Being The First, Beginning Under Nimrod, 131. Years After The Floo When time was young, & World in Infancy, Man…

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Childhood – Anne Bradstreet

Childhood Ah me! conceiv’d in sin, and born in sorrow, A nothing, here to day, but gone to morrow, Whose mean beginning, blushing can’t reveal,…

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Of The Four Ages Of Man – Anne Bradstreet

Of The Four Ages Of Man Lo, now four other act upon the stage, Childhood and Youth, the Many and Old age: The first son…

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A Dialogue Between Old England And New – Anne Bradstreet

A Dialogue Between Old England And New New England. 1 Alas, dear Mother, fairest Queen and best, 2 With honour, wealth, and peace happy and…

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The Vanity Of All Worldly Things – Anne Bradstreet

The Vanity Of All Worldly Things As he said vanity, so vain say I, Oh! Vanity, O vain all under sky; Where is the man…

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Flesh And The Spirit, The – Anne Bradstreet

Flesh And The Spirit, The In secret place where once I stood Close by the Banks of Lacrim flood, I heard two sisters reason on…

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The Four Ages Of Man- 05 – Old Age – Anne Bradstreet

The Four Ages Of Man- 05 – Old Age What you have been, ev’n such have I before, And all you say, say I, and…

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