Anne Bradstreet

(1612 – 16 September 1672 / Northampton, England)

Anne Bradstreet Poems

1. The Four Monarchyes, The Assyrian Being The First, Beginning Under Nimrod, 131. Years After The Floo 4/2/2010
2. On My Son's Return Out Of England, July 17, 1661. 4/2/2010
3. On My Dear Grand-Child Simon Bradstreet, Who Dyed On 16. Novemb. 1669. Being But A Moneth, And One D 4/2/2010
4. The Romane Monarchy, Being The Fourth And Last, Beginninganno Mundi , 3213. 4/2/2010
5. Of The Four Humours In Mans Constitution. 4/2/2010
6. To Her Most Honoured Father Thomas Dudley Esq; These Humbly Presented. 4/2/2010
7. The Third Monarchy, Being The Grecian, Beginning Under Alexander The Great In The 112. Olympiad. 4/2/2010
8. The Four Elements. 4/2/2010
9. Upon My Son Samuel His Goeing For England, Novem. 6, 1657. 4/2/2010
10. Upon My Daughter Hannah Wiggin Her Recouery From A Dangerous Feaver. 4/2/2010
11. My Thankfull Heart With Glorying Tongue 4/2/2010
12. To The Memory Of My Dear And Ever Honoured Father Thomas Dudley Esq; Who Deceased, July 31. 1653. An 4/2/2010
13. An Epitaph On My Dear And Ever Honoured Mother Mrs. Dorothy Dudley, Who Deceased Decemb. 27. 1643. A 4/2/2010
14. To The Memory Of My Dear Daughter In Law, Mrs. Mercy Bradstreet, Who Deceased Sept. 6. 1669. In The 4/2/2010
15. The Four Seasons Of The Year. 4/2/2010
16. In Thankful Remembrance For My Dear Husband's Safe Arrival Sept 3, 1662 12/31/2002
17. Upon A Fit Of Sickness,Anno 1632 Aetatis Suae, 19 12/31/2002
18. For The Restoration Of My Dear Husband From A Burning Ague, June, 1661. 4/2/2010
19. What God Is Like To Him I Serve 4/2/2010
20. An Apology 4/2/2010
21. Upon My Dear And Loving Husband His Going Into England Jan. 16, 1661 12/31/2002
22. Davids Lamentation For Saul And Jonathan. 4/2/2010
23. To My Dear Children. 4/2/2010
24. Childhood 4/2/2010
25. For Deliverance From A Feaver. 4/2/2010
26. Upon Some Distemper Of Body 5/10/2001
27. Vanity Of All Worldly Things, The 12/31/2002
28. As Weary Pilgrim, Now At Rest 4/2/2010
29. Meditations Divine And Moral 12/31/2002
30. Spirit 12/31/2002
31. Deliverance From Another Sore Fit 12/31/2002
32. As Spring The Winter Doth Succeed 4/2/2010
33. Another (Ii) 5/10/2001
34. The Prologue 12/31/2002
35. To Her Father With Some Verses 5/10/2001
36. In Honour Of That High And Mighty Princess, Queen Elizabeth 5/10/2001
37. The Author To Her Book 5/10/2001
38. In My Solitary Hours In My Dear Husband His Absence 1/3/2003
39. Here Follow Several Occasional Meditations 12/31/2002
40. A Dialogue Between Old England And New 5/10/2001
Best Poem of Anne Bradstreet

To My Dear And Loving Husband

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee.
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompetence.
Thy love is such I can no way repay.
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let's so persever
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

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The Flesh And The Spirit

In secret place where once I stood
Close by the Banks of Lacrim flood,
I heard two sisters reason on
Things that are past and things to come.
One Flesh was call'd, who had her eye
On worldly wealth and vanity;
The other Spirit, who did rear
Her thoughts unto a higher sphere.
'Sister,' quoth Flesh, 'what liv'st thou on

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