1] we: Anne's husband was Simon Bradstreet (1603-97). They were married in England in 1628.
6] the east: East Indies.
11] persever: likely accented on the second syllable.
Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department
of English, University of Toronto.
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Original text: Anne Bradstreet, Several Poems, 2nd edn. (Boston: John Foster, 1678). Cf. The Complete Works of Anne Bradstreet, ed. Joseph R. McElrath, Jr., and Allan P. Robb (Boston: Twayne, 1981): 180.
First publication date: 1678
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1997.
Recent editing: 4:2002/1/20
Form: Heroic Couplets
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