Anne Bradstreet
Northampton, England
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A Dialogue Between Old England And New

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New England.

1 Alas, dear Mother, fairest Queen and best,
2 With honour, wealth, and peace happy and blest,
3 What ails thee hang thy head, and cross thine arms,
4 And sit i' the dust to sigh these sad alarms?
5 What deluge of new woes thus over-whelm
6 The glories of thy ever famous Realm?
7 What means this wailing tone, this mournful guise?
8 Ah, tell thy Daughter; she may sympathize.
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Khairul Ahsan 23 August 2018
If I say that I have understood this poem, honestly saying, I would be telling a lie. But thanks anyway to Susan Williams, for her comment, which helped me to guess what this poem is about.
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Susan Williams 22 August 2018
Bradstreet certainly knew English history, a country she considered to be the mother of her new homeland in America. and was very concerned that the bitter strife between Protestants and Catholics that caused such deep division and destruction in England might travel over to her new home.
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Clinton Siegle 22 August 2018
if i only knew english
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Dr Antony Theodore 22 August 2018
a beautiful poem.. from a great poetess. tony
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Kumarmani Mahakul 22 August 2018
Of course the poem is lengthy but beautiful and meaningful.
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Anne Bradstreet 23 March 2007
This wrote this poem under the influence of several drugs, so just disregard it.
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