Wieland—Introductory Inscription (1798)

From Virtue's blissful paths away The double-tongued are sure to stray; Good is a forth-right journey still, And mazy paths but lead to ill.   —by Charles Brockden Brown (1798). Wieland, T. & J. Swords, H. Caritat, New York.

Aedh Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven (1899)

HAD I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because… Continue reading Aedh Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven (1899)

Verses Upon The Burning Of Our House (1666)

Written by Anne Bradstreet¹—the 'Empress Consort of Massachusetts'²—July 10th, 1666 after the burning of her house. Copied from The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry (Columbia University Press, 1995). In silent night when rest I took, For sorrow near I did not look, I wakened was with thund’ring noise And piteous shrieks of dreadful voice. That fearful… Continue reading Verses Upon The Burning Of Our House (1666)