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Anne Bradstreet

(1612 – 16 September 1672 / Northampton, England)

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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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  • The welcome house of him my dearest guest.
    Where ever, ever stay, and go not thence,
    Till natures sad decree shall call thee hence;
    Flesh of thy flesh, bone of thy bone,
    I ...
    Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672), Anglo-American poet. A Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment (l. 22-26). . . Norton Anthology of Po...
  • A pilgrim I on earth perplext,
    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 <...
    Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672), Anglo-American poet. As Weary Pilgrim, Now at Rest (l. 19-24). . . Norton Anthology of American Literature, The, V...
  • ''That when that knot's untied that made us one,
    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;''
    Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672), Anglo-American poet. Before the Birth of One of Her Children (l. 11-14). . . Norton Anthology of American Literatu...
  • These o protect from step Dames injury.
    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...
    Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672), Anglo-American poet. Before the Birth of One of Her Children (l. 24-28). . . Norton Anthology of American Literatu...
  • When I behold the heavens as in their prime,
    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 ...
    Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672), Anglo-American poet. Contemplations (l. 120-124). . . Poets of the English Language, Vols. I-V. Vol. I: Langland t...
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  • Paddy Harris (11/14/2008 1:55:00 PM)

    Your one funny person. Don't know whats better the poems or the comments.

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