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To My Dear and Loving Husband

To My Dear and Loving Husband


by Anne Bradstreet

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Anne Bradstreet's father was instrumental in the founding of Harvard University. He signed the charter for the school while governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Now we see where Anne gets her smarts. (Source.)

Bradstreet was a voracious reader. Her library was rumored to have contained over 800 books (many of which were destroyed in a fire in 1666). (Source.)

Anne Bradstreet had eight children. And still time to write some poetry – impressive. (Source.)

George III, king of England from to 1760-1820, reportedly owned a copy of Bradstreet's volume of poetry, The Tenth Muse. (Source.)

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