Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post. My intent is to put a smile on your face. Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know. Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.
Anne Dudley was born in Northampton, England back in 1612 (I remember that year well) anyway she was the daughter of Thomas and Dorothy. The family was wealthy therefore she was a well-educated woman for her time. When she was 16 she married Simon and they moved to American aboard the Arbella. They arrived in Salem, Massachusetts on June 14th, 1630. They did not stay long before moving to found “the City on the Hill,” later called Boston, Massachusetts. It wasn’t long before they moved again to what is now Cambridge, Massachusetts.
When she was 20 they had their first child and 5 more to boot. Her husband and father were instrumental in the founding of Harvard in 1636. She died on September 16th, 1672 at 60. BTW you may know her better as Anne Bradstreet. Now the all-important question, can you tell me what she is most noted for? Well if you can’t that’s okay because I’ll tell you. She was the most prominent of early English poets of North American and the first female writer in England’s, North American colonies to be published. I have picked out one of her poems and thought you may enjoy it.
"I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee, give recompense."