Pre-20th Century Poems


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The Author to Her Book

By Anne Bradstreet

Thou ill-form’d offspring of my feeble brain,
Who after birth didst by my side remain,
Till snatched from thence by friends, less wise than true, . . .

An Autumn Sunset

By Edith Wharton


Leaguered in fire . . .

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