Anne Bradstreet
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"Anne Bradstreet" was the most prominent of early English poets of North America and first female writer in the British North American colonies to be published. She was also a prominent Puritan figure in American Literature. Her first volume of poetry was The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, published in 1650. It was met with a positive reception in both the Old World and the New World.

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If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.

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.

If what I do prove well, it won't advance. They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance.

There is no object that we see; no action that we do; no good that we enjoy; no evil that we feel, or fear, but we may make some spiritual advantage of all: and he that makes such improvement is wise, as well as pious.

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.

Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.

A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.

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

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.

Let Greeks be Greeks, and women what they are.

Thou ill-form,d offspring of my feeble brain . . .