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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
And he that knowes the most, cloth still bemoan
He knows not all that here is to be known.

R
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edg[e], fitter to bruise than polish.
A
Thou ill-form,d offspring of my feeble brain . . .
N
There is no object that we see; no action that we do; no good that we enjoy; no evill that we feel, or fear, but we may make some spiritual advantage of all: and he that makes such improvement is wise, as well as pious.
K
A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Vanity of All Worldly Things," "Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning," 1678.
R: "The Works of Anne Bradstreet in Prose and Verse," XII, ed. John Harvard Ellis, 1867.
A: "From the Author to her Book," "Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning," 1678.
N: "Meditations Devine and Moral," "The Works of Anne Bradstreet in Prose and Verse," ed. John Harvard Ellis, 1867.
K: "The Works of Anne Bradstreet in Prose and Verse," VIII, ed. John Harvard Ellis, 1867.
   


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