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To My Dear and Loving Husband
Poem, 1678
American Poet ( 1612 - 1672 )
Other Names Used: Dudley, Anne; Bradstreet, Anne Dudley;
The Oxford Book of American Poetry. Ed. David Lehman. Oxford University Press, 2006. p4.
If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor aught but love from thee, give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let's so persever
That when we live no more, we may live ever.
Source Citation   (MLA 8th Edition)
Bradstreet, Anne. "To My Dear and Loving Husband." The Oxford Book of American Poetry, edited by David Lehman, Oxford University Press, 2006, p. 4. LitFinder, Accessed 19 Aug. 2019.

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