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No.

Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1867, by

ABRAM E. CUTTER,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachuselis.

200155

Two Hundred and Fifty Copies Printed.

CAMBRIDGE:

PRESS OF JOHN WILSON AND SON.

PRE FACE.

HIS volume is believed to contain all the ex

tant works of ANNE BRADSTREET. Three editions of her " Poems” have been printed. The first edition appeared in London in 1650,

under the title of "The Tenth Muse, lately sprung up in America ;” a neatly-printed volume in small 16mo, xiv and 207 pages.

The second edition was printed in Boston, by John Foster, in 1678. It contained the additions and corrections of the author, and several poems found amongst her papers after her death ; together with some verses in praise of her poems by President Rogers, of Harvard College, and "A Funeral Elogy," upon the author, by the Rev. John Norton, of Hingham. Like the first edition, it is a 16mo; but the page and type are larger. The second edition has two hundred and fifty-five pages, preceded by fourteen pages unnumbered. Copies of the titlepages of the first and second editions, as exact as modern-antique type can make them, are given on pages 79 and 81.

The third edition, in crown 8vo, xiv and 233 pages, was published in Boston in 1758, without bearing the name of its publisher or printer. It had the following titlepage:

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SEVERAL

Ρ Ο Ε Μ S
P.
O

E M

Compiled with great Variety of Wit and Learn

ING, full of Delight ;

Wherein especially is contained, a compleat Discourse and

Description of

ELEMENTS,

CONSTITUTIONS,
The Four

AGES of MAN,
SEASONS of the Year.

Together with an exact EPITome of the three first

MONARCHIES, viz. the

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ASSYRIAN, ROMAN COMMON
PERSIAN,

WEALTH, from its begin

ging, to the End of their GRECIAN, and last King.

With divers other pleasant and serious POEMS.

By a Gentlewoman in New-England.

The THIRD EDITION, corrected by the Author,

and enlarged by an Addition of several other Poems found amongst her Papers after her Death.

Re-printed from the second Edition, in the Year

M.DCC.LVIII.

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