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almanacpodcast: On this day, we remember Wyatt Tee Walker, African American pastor during the Civil Rights Movement, and Anne Bradsteet, a poet and theologian in the Colonial era. The reading is "Deliverance from a fit of fainting" from Anne Bradstreet.

alicelizagally: Let's just say that I really relate to today's reading, a poem from an ancestor of mine-by way of the Maine Dudleys-, Anne Bradstreet (whose poetry was read at our wedding).

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WhatYouToo: 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. ~ Anne Bradstreet

_aisleykate: Original text: "Anne Bradstreet was born in 1612." Me, trying to make a word count: "The poet Anne Dudley Bradstreet was born in the beautiful town of Northampton, England in the year of our great Lord sixteen hundred and twelve A.D. "

Tazzy2a: 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. —Anne Bradstreet

dsfranklin_atx: Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish. ~Anne Bradstreet

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

PithyAssertion: And, when I could no longer look, I blest his Name that gave and took, That layd my goods now in the dust: Yea so it was, and so 'twas just. -- Anne Bradstreet On Burning of Our House July 10, 1666

Britanniacomms: If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant - Anne Bradstreet, c ElKabbaxp

rvmantics: attended the american poetry class and i wanna go home and read everything there is to know about Anne Bradstreet

KitchensNicolas: "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." Anne Bradstreet

UnitedNationsCO: If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; If we did not sometimes taste the adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~Anne Dudley Bradstreet~

scottlent207: Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach. — Anne Bradstreet

Matteo60392017: "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." -Anne Bradstreet

bardonthehill: Contemplations by Anne Bradstreet

Spill_Words: To Her Father with Some Verses a poem by Anne Bradstreet  Most truly honoured, and as truly dear, If worth in me or ought I do appear, Who can of right better demand the same Than may your worthy self from whom it

GordonTredgold: Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge -- fitter to bruise than polish. - Anne Bradstreet

JeffYi16: "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." Anne Bradstreet

GordonTredgold: Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish. - Anne Bradstreet

Ogottti: "If We Had No Winter, The Spring Would Not Be So Pleasant " -Anne Bradstreet.

Matteo60392017: "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." -Anne Bradstreet

mohebrahim85: “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.” Anne Bradstreet

WyattStanford: “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.” —Anne Bradstreet

arsamandica: In 1650, Anne Bradstreet’s poems were published without her consent in a book called The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up In America. I remember studying it in my English class and wanting beyond anything to read the book.

JeffYi16: "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." Anne Bradstreet

LeendorM: “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.” ― Anne Bradstreet

nylabright: The Author to Her Book, Anne Bradstreet Thou ill-formed offspring of my feeble brain, Who after birth didst by my side remain, Till snatched from thence by friends, less wise than true, Who thee abroad, exposed to public view, 1/6

nylabright: Made thee in rags, halting to th' press to trudge, Where errors were not lessened (all may judge). At thy return my blushing was not small, My rambling brat (in print) should mother call, I cast thee by as one unfit for light, The Author to Her Book, Anne Bradstreet 2/6

nylabright: The visage was so irksome in my sight; Yet being mine own, at length affection would Thy blemishes amend, if so I could. I washed thy face, but more defects I saw, And rubbing off a spot still made a flaw. The Author to Her Book, Anne Bradstreet 3/6

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