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Anne Bradstreet
(1612?-1672) born on
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US poet. Her "Verse," 1650, was considered the first significant literary work in Colonial America.
         
   
F
Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.

R
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge: fitter to bruise than polish.
A
I am obnoxious to each carping tongue
Who says my hand a needle better fits,
A poet's pen all scorn I should thus wrong
For such despite they cast on female wits. . . .
N
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.
K
If what I do prove well, it won't advance,
They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: In "The Works of Anne Bradstreet in Prose and Verse," 1932.
A: "Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning," Prologue, 1678.
N: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
K: "Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning," Prologue, 1678.
   


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