‘If Two Be One’
Anne Bradstreet arrived in Massachusetts in 1630, at age 18, having married Simon Bradstreet just a couple of years earlier in England. With him, she raised a large family in Boston. During her rare moments of leisure, she wrote poetry, which was eventually published with one of those longish 17th-century titles that begins, The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung up from America . . . . Her poetry shows, as one author put it, “that the female Puritan ...
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