The Works Of Anne Bradstreet

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  • Copyright: 2010-04-15
  • Publisher: Belknap Pr

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Author Biography

Jeannine Hensley is former Assistant Professor of English at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. Adrienne Rich is one of America's most distinguished poets. Her work has been translated into many languages, and she has received numerous awards, including the Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bollingen Prize in American Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award.

Table of Contents

Anne Bradstreet and Her Poetryp. ix
Anne Bradstreet's Wreath of Thymep. xxiii
Note on the Textp. xli
Chronology of Anne Bradstreet's Lifep. xlv
The works of Anne Bradstreet
[Poems Printed in the First Two Editions]
Epistle to the Readerp. 1
Introductory Verses, by Nathaniel Ward, John Rogers, and Othersp. 3
To Her Most Honoured Fatherp. 13
The Prologuep. 15
The Folic Elementsp. 18
Of the Four Humoursp. 34
Of the Four Agesp. 54
The Four Seasonsp. 69
The Four Monarchiesp. 78
The Assyrian Being the Firstp. 78
The Second Monarchy, Being the Persianp. 99
The Third Monarchy, Being the Grecianp. 130
The Roman Monarchy, Being the Fourthp. 186
A Dialogue between Old England and Newp. 191
An Elegy Upon Sir Philip Sidneyp. 201
In Honour of Du Bartasp. 205
In Honour of Queen Elizabethp. 209
David's Lamentationp. 214
To the Memory of Thomas Dudley Esq.p. 216
An Epitaph on Mrs. Dorothy Dudleyp. 219
Contemplationsp. 220
The Flesh and the Spiritp. 231
The Vanity of All Worldly Thingsp. 235
The Author to Her Bookp. 238
[Poems Inserted Posthumously in the 1678 Edition]
Upon a Fit of Sicknessp. 240
Upon Some Distemper of Bodyp. 242
Before the Birth of One of Her Childrenp. 243
To My Dear and Loving Husbandp. 245
A Letter to Her Husbandp. 246
Anotherp. 248
Anotherp. 250
To Her Father with Some Versesp. 252
In Reference to Her Childrenp. 253
In Memory of Elizabeth Bradstreetp. 257
In Memory of Anne Bradstreetp. 258
On Simon Bradstreetp. 259
In Memory of Mrs. Mercy Bradstreetp. 260
[The Andover Manuscripts, First Printed 1867]
To My Dear Childrenp. 262
Occasional Meditationsp. 268
By Night When Others Soundly Sleptp. 268
For Deliverance from a Feverp. 270
From Another Sore Fitp. 271
Deliverance from a Fit of Faintingp. 272
Meditationsp. 273
July 8, 1656p. 274
August 28, 1656p. 277
May 11, 1657p. 278
May 13, 1657p. 279
September 30, 1657p. 280
Upon My Son Samuelp. 281
May 11, 1661p. 282
For the Restoration of My Dear Husbandp. 284
Upon My Daughter Hannah Wigginp. 285
On My Son's Returnp. 286
Upon My Dear and Loving Husbandp. 288
In My Solitary Hoursp. 290
In Thankful Acknowledgmentp. 293
In Thankful Remembrancep. 294
For My Dear Son Simon Bradstreetp. 295
Meditations Divine and Moralp. 296
Upon the Burning of Our Housep. 318
As Weary Pilgrimp. 321
Selected Bibliographyp. 323
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Early American Poetics April 4, 2011
Anne Bradstreet is generally considered to be the first serious poet of the American colonies and one of its first female writers. Born in England in 1612, Bradstreet was raised and educated in a comfortable English home before traveling to the New World when she was 16 to seek religious freedom: she and her family were Puritans. Her poems, written in New England and distributed among family members, were taken to England in 1650 for publication without Bradstreet's knowledge. A second edition, with additional poems (and Bradstreet's blessing) was published during her lifetime and then a third, with still additional poems, was published posthumously. Finally, a fourth edition was published in 1867 which included previously unpublished Bradstreet writings known as the Andover Collection.
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