Bradstreet was born Anne Dudley in Northampton, England, 1612. She was the daughter of Thomas Dudley, a steward of the Earl of Lincoln, and Dorothy Yorke. Due to her family's position she grew up in cultured circumstances and was a well-educated woman for her time, being tutored in history, several languages and literature. At the age of sixteen she married Simon Bradstreet. Both Anne's father and husband were later to serve as governors of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Anne and Simon, along with Anne's parents, immigrated to America aboard the Arbella as part of the Winthrop Fleet of Puritan emigrants in 1630.
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- To my Dear and Loving Husband
- Of the Four Ages of Man
- In Reference to her Children
- Author to her Book, The
- We May Live Together
- Before the Birth of One of Her Children
- Verses upon the Burning of our House, Ju...
- Flesh and the Spirit, The
- Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burnin...
- A Letter to Her Husband
- A Love Letter to Her Husband
- By Night when Others Soundly Slept
- The Vanity of All Worldly Things
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The welcome house of him my dearest guest.Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672), Anglo-American poet. A Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment (l. 22-26). . . Norton Anthology of Po...
Where ever, ever stay, and go not thence,
Till natures sad decree shall call thee hence;
Flesh of thy flesh, bone of thy bone,
A pilgrim I on earth perplext,Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672), Anglo-American poet. As Weary Pilgrim, Now at Rest (l. 19-24). . . Norton Anthology of American Literature, The, V...
with sinns, with cares and sorrows vext,
By age and paines brought to decay,
and my Clay house mouldring away,
Oh how I long to be at rest <...
''That when that knot's untied that made us one,Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672), Anglo-American poet. Before the Birth of One of Her Children (l. 11-14). . . Norton Anthology of American Literatu...
I may seem thine, who in effect am none.
And if I see not half my dayes that's due,
What nature would, God grant to yours and you;''
These o protect from step Dames injury.Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672), Anglo-American poet. Before the Birth of One of Her Children (l. 24-28). . . Norton Anthology of American Literatu...
And if chance to thine eyes shall bring this verse,
With some sad sighs honour my absent Herse;
And kiss this paper for thy loves dear sake...
When I behold the heavens as in their prime,Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672), Anglo-American poet. Contemplations (l. 120-124). . . Poets of the English Language, Vols. I-V. Vol. I: Langland t...
And then the earth (though old) still clad in green,
The stones and trees, insensible of time,
Nor age nor wrinkle on their front are ...
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