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Anne Bradstreet (1612 – 1672)


First published American woman writer.
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Anne Bradstreet
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
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Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.
Bradstreet
I have not studied in this you read to show you my skill but to declare the truth, not to set forth myself, but to the glory of God.




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A Spring returns, and they more youthful made;
But Man grows old, lies down, remains where once he's laid.
Bradstreet Anne
If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me ye women if you can.
Anne Bradstreet quotes
Such cold mean flowers the spring puts forth betime,
Before the sun hath thoroughly heat the clime.
Anne Bradstreet
What to my Saviour shall I give
Who freely hath done this for me?
I'll serve him here whilst I shall live
And Loue him to Eternity
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"Sister," quoth Flesh, "what liv'st thou on
Nothing but Meditation?
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If for thy Father askt, say, thou hadst none;
And for thy Mother, she alas is poor,
Which caus'd her thus to send thee out of door.
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Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
Anne Bradstreet
Leave not thy nest, thy dam and sire,
Fly back and sing amidst this choir.




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