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ANNE BRADSTREET QUOTES

The world no longer let me Love,
My hope and Treasure lies Above.

ANNE BRADSTREET, Some Verses Upon the Burning of Our House

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.

ANNE BRADSTREET, To My Dear and Loving Husband

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.

ANNE BRADSTREET, Meditations Divine and Moral

Sweet words are like honey: a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach.

ANNE BRADSTREET, Meditations Divine and Moral

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge--fitter to bruise than polish.

ANNE BRADSTREET, Meditations Divine and Moral

He that hath nothing to feed on but vanity and lies must needs lie down in the bed of sorrow.

ANNE BRADSTREET, Meditations Divine and Moral

Satan, that great angler, hath his sundry baits for sundry tempers of men, which they all catch greedily at, but few perceive the hook till it be too late.

ANNE BRADSTREET, Meditations Divine and Moral

Fire hath its force abated by water, not by wind; and anger must be allayed by cold words, and not by blustering threats.

ANNE BRADSTREET, Meditations Divine and Moral

Wickedness comes to its height by degrees. He that dares say of a less sin, Is it not a little one? will ere long say of a greater, Tush, God regards it not!

ANNE BRADSTREET, Meditations Divine and Moral

It is reported of the peacock that priding himself in his gay feathers he ruffles them up; but spying his black feet he soon lets fall his plumes. So he that glories in his gifts and adornings should look upon his corruptions, and that will damp his high thoughts.

ANNE BRADSTREET, Meditations Divine and Moral

Sin and shame ever go together; he that would be freed from the last must be sure to shun the company of the first.

ANNE BRADSTREET, Meditations Divine and Moral

The spring is a lively emblem of the Resurrection.

ANNE BRADSTREET, Meditations Divine and Moral

Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.

ANNE BRADSTREET, Meditations Divine and Moral

He that would be content with a mean condition must not cast his eye upon one that is in a far better estate than himself, but let him look upon him that is lower than he is, and, if he see that such a one bears poverty comfortably, it will help to quiet him.

ANNE BRADSTREET, Meditations Divine and Moral

Anne Bradstreet Poems - a collection of her poetry.

Anne Bradstreet Bibliography - a bibliography, including list of critical resources.


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