To My Husband and Other Poems

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From America's first poet — a splendid selection of poems encompassing everything from lyric verses addressed to her husband and children to somber epitaphs on the deaths of her mother, father, and grandchildren. Poems grouped according to category (love, home life, religious meditations, dialogues, and lamentations). Of great literary value, these works also shed light on the cares, concerns and roles of colonial women.

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From America's first poet — a splendid selection of poems encompassing everything from lyric verses addressed to her husband and children to somber epitaphs on the deaths of her mother, father, and grandchildren. Poems grouped according to category (love, home life, religious meditations, dialogues, and lamentations). Of great literary value, these works also shed light on the cares, concerns and roles of colonial women.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486414089
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/24/2011
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 845,313
  • Product dimensions: 5.19 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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CONTENTS 
The Author to her Book   
Love Poems 
To my Dear and loving Husband "As loving Hind" "Phrebus ·make haste"  
A Letter to her Husband, absent upon Publick employment Before the Birth of one of her Children  
II Domestic Poems 
In reference to her Childrenune, 1656 Upon a Fit of Sickness, Anno. 1632 . .Etatis sure,  To her Father with some verses   
To the Memory of my dear and ever honoured Father Thomas Dudley Esq; Who deceased, July 31. 1655. and of his Age, 77 An Epitaph On my dear and ever honoured Mother Mrs. Dorothy Dudley, who deceased Decemb. 27. 1645. and of her age, 61 Upon the burning of our house, July loth, 1666 Upon some distemper of body In memory of my dear grand-child Elizabeth Bradstreet, who deceased August, 1665. being a year and a half old In memory of my dear grand-child Anne Brad-street. Who deceased June 20. 1669. being three years and seven Moneths old  
CONTENTS
On my dear Grand-child Simon Bradstreet, Who dyed on 16. Novemb. 1669. being but a moneth,
and one day old
To the memory of my dear Daughter in Law, Mrs. Mercy Bradstreet, who deceased Sept. 6. 1669. in the !lB. year of her Age 17
III I R.eligious Meditations
To my Dear Children  "By night when others soundly slept"  For Deliverance from a feaver  From another sore Fitt  Deliverance from a fitt of Fainting  "What God is like to him I serve"  "My soul, rejoice thou in thy God"  "As spring the winter doth succeed"  Upon my Son Samuel his goeing for England, Novem. 6, 1657  "My thankfull heart with glorying Tongue" For the restoration of my dear Husband from a burning Ague, June, 1661  Upon my Daughter Hannah Wiggin her recovery from a dangerous fever On my Sons Return out of England, July 17, 1661  Upon my dear and loving husband his goeing into England, Jan. 16, 1661  In my Solitary houres in my dear husband his Absence In thankfull acknowledgment for the letters I received from my husband out of England  In thankfull Remembrance for my dear husbands safe Arrivall Sept. 3, 1662  "As weary pilgrim, now at rest"
POEMS OF ANNE BRADSTREET
IV  Contemplations   
V  Dialogues and Lamentations 
The Flesh and the Spirit The Vanity of all worldly things Davids Lamentation for Saul and Jonathan   
A Dialogue between Old England and New; concerning their present Troubles, Anno, 1642   
VI Formal Elegies 
In Honour of that High and Mighty Princess Queen Elizabeth of happy memory An Elegie upon that Honourable and renowned Knight Sir Philip Sidney, who was untimely slain at the Siege of Zutphen, Anno, 1586 To her most Honoured Father Thomas Dudley Esq; these humbly presented The Prologue [to The Tenth Muse] 

 

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