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Anne Bradstreet

(1612 – 16 September 1672 / Northampton, England)

Anne Bradstreet
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Bradstreet was born Anne Dudley in Northampton, England, 1612. She was the daughter of Thomas Dudley, a steward of the Earl of Lincoln, and Dorothy Yorke. Due to her family's position she grew up in cultured circumstances and was a well-educated woman for her time, being tutored in history, several languages and literature. At the age of sixteen she married Simon Bradstreet. Both Anne's father and husband were later to serve as governors of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Anne and Simon, along with Anne's parents, immigrated to America aboard the Arbella as part of the Winthrop Fleet of Puritan emigrants in 1630.

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  • ''But man grows old, lies down, remains where once he's laid.''
    Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672), Anglo-American poet. Contemplations (l. 126). . . Poets of the English Language, Vols. I-V. Vol. I: Langland to Sp...
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  • Rookie Paddy Harris (11/14/2008 1:55:00 PM)

    Your one funny person. Don't know whats better the poems or the comments.

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