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To My Dear and Loving Husband

To My Dear and Loving Husband

by Anne Bradstreet

Love Quotes

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Quote #4

Thy love is such I can no way repay
The heavens reward thee manifold I pray (9-10)

Why can't the speaker "repay" her husband's love? Isn't her love for her husband a kind of return payment? For a moment here, the husband's love seems just a bit better, or more powerful. For some reason the speaker feels her love for her husband isn't quite up to snuff.

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