The Works of Anne Bradstreet: In Prose and Verse

The Works of Anne Bradstreet: In Prose and Verse

The Works of Anne Bradstreet: In Prose and Verse

The Works of Anne Bradstreet: In Prose and Verse

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This volume is believed to contain all the extant works of anne bradstreet. Three editions of her “ Poems” have been printed. the first edition appeared in London in 1650, under the title of “The Tenth Muse, lately sprung up in America; ” a neatly-printed volume in small 16mo, xiv and 207 pages.

The second edition was printed in Boston, by John Foster, in 1678. It contained the additions and corrections of the author, and several poems found amongst her papers after her death; together with some verses in praise of her poems by President Rogers, of Harvard College, and “A Funeral Elogy,” upon the author, by the Rev. John Norton, of Hingham. Like the first edition, it is a 16mo; but the page and type are larger. the second edition has two hundred and fifty-five pages, preceded by fourteen pages unnumbered. Copies of the titlepages of the first and second editions, as exact as modern-antique type can make them, are given on pages 79 and 81.

The third edition, in crown 8vo, xiv and 233 pages, was published in Boston in 1758, without bearing the name of its publisher or printer. It had the following titlepage: — . . .

Excerpt

THIS volume is believed to contain all the extant works of ANNE BRADSTREET. Three editions of her “ Poems” have been printed. The first edition appeared in London in 1650, under the title of “The Tenth Muse, lately sprung up in America; ” a neatly-printed volume in small 16mo, xiv and 207 pages.

The second edition was printed in Boston, by John Foster, in 1678. It contained the additions and corrections of the author, and several poems found amongst her papers after her death; together with some verses in praise of her poems by President Rogers, of Harvard College, and “A Funeral Elogy,” upon the author, by the Rev. John Norton, of Hingham. Like the first edition, it is a 16mo; but the page and type are larger. The second edition has two hundred and fifty-five pages, preceded by fourteen pages unnumbered. Copies of the titlepages of the first and second editions, as exact as modern-antique type can make them, are given on pages 79 and 81.

The third edition, in crown 8vo, xiv and 233 pages, was published in Boston in 1758, without bearing the name of its publisher or printer. It had the following titlepage: — . . .

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