Category Archives: Anne Bradstreet

Deliverance from a Fit of Fainting by Annie Bradstreet

  Worthy art Thou, O Lord, of praise, But ah! It’s not in me. My sinking heart I pray Thee raise So shall I give it Thee. My life as spider’s webb’s cut off, Thus fainting have I said, And … Continue reading

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Before the Birth of One of Her Children – Anne Bradstreet

All things within this fading world hath end, Adversity doth still our joys attend; No ties so strong, no friends so dear and sweet, But with death’s parting blow is sure to meet. The sentence past is most irrevocable, A … Continue reading

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The Vanity of All Worldly Things By Anne Bradstreet

As he said vanity, so vain say I, Oh! Vanity, O vain all under sky; Where is the man can say, “Lo, I have found On brittle earth a consolation sound”? What isn’t in honor to be set on high? … Continue reading

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Anne Bradstreet Quotes

Quotes   “If we had no Winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; If we did not sometimes taste the adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”     “If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever … Continue reading

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[Deliverance] From Another Sore Fit by Anne Bradstreet

In my distress I sought the Lord When naught on earth could comfort give, And when my soul these things abhorred, Then, Lord, Thou said’st unto me, “Live.” Thou knowest the sorrows that I felt; My plaints and groans were … Continue reading

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In Thankful Remembrance for My Dear Husband’s Safe Arrival by Annie Bradstreet

What shall I render to Thy name Or how Thy praises speak? My thanks how shall I testify? O Lord, Thou know’st I’m weak. I owe so much, so little can Return unto Thy name, Confusion seizes on my soul, … Continue reading

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In My Solitary Hours in My Dear Husband his Absence by Annie Bradstreet

O Lord, Thou hear’st my daily moan And see’st my dropping tears. My troubles all are Thee before, My longings and my fears. Thou hitherto hast been my God; Thy help my soul hath found. Though loss and sickness me … Continue reading

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Here Follow Several Occasional Meditations by Anne Bradstreet

1 By night when others soundly slept, And had at once both case and rest, My waking eyes were open kept And so to lie I found it best. 2 I sought Him whom my soul did love, With tears … Continue reading

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