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" I am obnoxious to each carping tongue Who says my hand a needle better fits, A poet's pen all scorn I should thus wrong, For such despite they cast on female wits: If what I do prove well, it won't advance, They'll say it's stol'n, or else it was by chance. "
The Second Church in Boston: Commemorative Services Held on the Completion ... - Page 85
by Second Church (Boston, Mass.) - 1900 - 206 pages
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The Female Poets of America

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1849 - 400 pages
...of Independence. FROM THE PROLOGUE TO THE FOUR ELEMENTS. I aм obnoxious to each carping tongue That says my hand a needle better fits ; A poet's pen all scorn I should thus wrong, For euch despite they cast on female wits ; If what I do prove well, it won't advance — They'll say,...
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The Female Poets of America

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1853 - 400 pages
...noble poet Dana, who traces his lineage through one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. If what I do prove well, it won't advance-- They'll say, It's stolen, or else it was by chance. But this weak knot they will full soon untie— The Greeks did naught but play the fool and lie. Let...
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The Works of Anne Bradstreet in Prose and Verse

Anne Bradstreet - 1867 - 434 pages
...my hand a needle better fits, A Poets pen all fcorn I mould thus wrong, For fuch defpite they caft on Female wits : If what I do prove well, it won't advance, They'l fay it's ftoln, or elfe it was by chance. 6. But fure the Antique Greeks were far more mild...
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The Female Poets of America

Rufus Wilmot Griswold, Richard Henry Stoddard - 1872 - 486 pages
...tongue That says my hand a needle better fits ; A p jet's pen all scorn I should thus wrong, For »uch despite they cast on female wits ; If what I do prove...They'll say, It's stolen, or else it was by chance But sure, the antique Greeks were far more mild , Else of our sex why fcigni d they those Nine, And...
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Education, Volume 33

1918
...then they said. (2). From Anne Bradstreet's Four Elements. I am obnoxious to each carping tongue That says my hand a needle better fits; A Poet's pen all...They'll say, It's stolen, or else it was by chance. American Notes — Editorial The Harvard "University Begister" recently computed and published a list...
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The Memorial History of Boston: Including Suffolk County ..., Volume 4

Justin Winsor, Clarence F. Jewett - 1881
...versifications of history. The opposition to literary pursuits is shown by the statement in her prologue : — " I am obnoxious to each carping tongue, Who says my...hand a needle better fits ; A poet's pen all scorn I thus should wrong. For such despite they cast on female wits, If what I do prove well, it won't advance...
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The Memorial History of Boston: Including Suffolk County ..., Volume 4

Justin Winsor, Clarence F. Jewett - 1881
...versifications of history. The opposition to literary pursuits is shown by the statement in her prologue: — " I am obnoxious to each carping tongue, Who says my...hand a needle better fits ; A poet's pen all scorn 1 thus should wrong. For such despite they cast on female wits, If what I do prove well, it won't advance...
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A Hand-book of English and American Literature: Historical and Critical ...

Esther J. Trimble Lippincott - 1884 - 518 pages
...ANNE BRADSTREET. From THE PROLOGUE TO "THE FOUR ELEMENTS." 1 am obnoxious to each carping tongue That says my hand a needle better fits; A Poet's pen all...They'll say, It's stolen, or else it was by chance. But sure, the antique Greeks were far more mild, Else of our sex why feigned they those Nine, And Poesy...
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The Memorial History of Boston: Including Suffolk County ..., Volume 4

Justin Winsor - 1883
...each carping tongue. Who says my liaml a needle butter tits ; A poet's pen all scorn 1 thus should wrong. For such despite they cast on female wits,...They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance." A little poem on her children, and another to a bird in contemplation, show a tender feeling for Nature,...
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A Hand-book of English Literature: Intended for the Use of High Schools, as ...

Francis Henry Underwood - 1889 - 608 pages
...and epitaphs ends the book. early day, upon the proper sphere of woman, for Mistress Anne says, — " I am obnoxious to each carping tongue Who says my...do prove well, it won't advance, They'll say it's stol'n, or else it was by chance." We print a few lines from "An Elegie upon that Honourable and renowned...
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