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Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet (March 20, 1612 – September 16, 1672), née Dudley, was the most prominent of early English poets of North America and first writer in England's North American colonies to be published. She is the first Puritan figure in American Literature and notable for her large corpus of poetry, as well as personal writings published posthumously

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Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into ...

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If we had not winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversit ...

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Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge -- fitter to bruise than polish.

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If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.

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Compare with me, ye women, if you can

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My love is such that Rivers cannot quench, Nor ought but love from thee, give recompence. Thy love i ...

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Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.

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O Time the fatal wrack of mortal things, That draws oblivion's curtains over kings; Their sumptuous ...

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What to my Saviour shall I giveWho freely hath done this for me?I'll serve him here whilst I shall l ...

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I wish my Sun may never set, but burn.

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Flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone, I here, though there, yet both but one.

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It is reported of the peacock that priding himself in his gay feathers he ruffles them up; but spyin ...

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Wisdom with an inheritance is good, but wisdom without an inheritance is better than an inheritance ...

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“Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.”

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“Let Greeks be Greeks, and women what they are.”

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