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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. "
History of the Pilgrims and Puritans: Their Ancestry and Descendants; Basis ... - Page 185
by Joseph Dillaway Sawyer - 1922
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The female poets of America, Volume 3

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Biography & Autobiography - 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...
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The Female Poets of America

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 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
...ray hand a needle better f1ts, A Poets pen all fcorn I fhould 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." t * See pages 83-92. There is a paragraph in Mr....
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A Hand-book of English Literature: Intended for the Use of High Schools, as ...

Francis Henry Underwood - American literature - 1874 - 640 pages
...had taken place, even at that early day, upon the proper sphere of woman, for Mistress Anne says, — "I am obnoxious to each carping tongue Who says my hand a needle better f1ts, A poet's pen all scorn I should thus wrong, For such despite they cast on Female wits : If what...
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The Memorial History of Boston: Including Suffolk County ..., Volume 4

Justin Winsor, Clarence F. Jewett - Boston (Mass.) - 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...female wits, If what I do prove well, it won't advance ; They '11 say it 's stolen, or else it was by chance." A little poem on her children, and another...
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The Memorial History of Boston: Including Suffolk County ..., Volume 4

Justin Winsor, Clarence F. Jewett - Boston (Mass.) - 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 Jane Trimble - American literature - 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 scorn I should thus 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 - Boston (Mass.) - 1883
...obnoxious to 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...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 - American literature - 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...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,...
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Bygone Northamptonshire

William Andrews - Northamptonshire (England) - 1891 - 232 pages
...that a woman had a right to wield a poet's pen, and to such she adverts in the following lines : " 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...
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