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As this is the charter issue, no correspondence is yet available for publication. However, to avoid leaving readers bereft of commentary, we offer the following example of the deep historical roots of feminist thought.
Anne Dudley Bradstreet Noun 1. Anne Dudley Bradstreet - poet in colonial America (born in England) (1612-1672)
Anne Bradstreet, Bradstreet (1612-1672) was the Puritan daughter of one New England New England, name applied to the region comprising six states of the NE United States—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region is thought to have been so named by Capt. settlement governor and the wife of another (Massachusetts Bay Colony Massachusetts Bay Colony
Early English colony in Massachusetts. It was settled in 1630 by a group of 1,000 Puritan refugees from England (see Puritanism). In 1629 the Massachusetts Bay Co. ). She authored several collections of verse including the popular The Tenth Muse
The Tenth Muse (also The 10th Muse , Lately Sprung Up in America (1650), the introduction of which contains poems written by several, men who express amazement that a woman could write such good poetry. Bradstreet writes:
From the Prologue
I am obnoxious to each carping tongue Who says my hand a needle better fits, A poet's pen all scom 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 change.
In a poem on Elizabeth I (In Honour of That High and Mighty arrogant; overbearing.
See also: High Princess Queen Elizabeth of Happy Memory) who, in Bradstreet's time had reigned relatively recently, is the following stanza:
Now say, have women worth? Or have they none? Or had they some, but with our Queen is't gone? Nay masculines, you have thus taxed us long, But she, though dead, will vindicate our wrong. Let such as say our sex is void of reason, Know 'tis a slander now but once was treason.