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Anne Bradstreet and Her Time

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Author: Helen Campbell
Language: English
Wordcount: 102,147 / 296 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.8
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,023 1509
Genre: Biography

were glad when I entertained myself with elder company, to whom I was very acceptable, and living in the house with many persons that had a great deal of wit, and very profitable serious discourses being frequent at my father's table and in my mother's drawing room, I was very attentive to all, and gathered up things that I would utter again, to great admiration of many that took my memory and imitation for wit.... I used to exhort my mother's words much, and to turn their idle discourses to good subjects."

Given to exhortation as some of the time may have been, and drab- colored as most of the days certainly were, there were, bright passages here and there, and one reminiscence was related in later years, in her poem "In Honour of Du Bartas," the delight of Puritan maids and mothers;

"My muse unto a Child I may compare, Who sees the riches of some famous Fair, He feeds his eyes but understanding lacks, To comprehend the worth of all those knacks; The glittering plate and Jewels he admires,

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
Robert Nagle

This longish biography of poet Anne Bradstreet contains lots of excerpts from her poems.



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