Covers, Titles, and Tables: The Formations of American Literary Canons

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		CONTENTS

Acknowledgments								vii

Introductions: On the Canon of American Poetry				xxxi
	
		Of Those "Who Live and Speak for Aye"			xxxiii

I . THE COLONIAL ERA : TO 1775

JOHN SMITH
	The Sea Marke							3

ROGER WILLIAMS
	Of Eating and Entertainment					3

ANNE BRADSTREET
	The Author to Her Book						4
	To My Dear and Loving Husband 					5
	Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666 	5
	Epitaphs for Queen Elizabeth 					6
	Contemplations							7
	from The Four Ages of Man
		Old Age 						14
		The Prologue 						14
		Anagrams 						16

MICHAEL WIGGLESwORTH
	from The Day of Doom						16

JOHN COTTON OF 'QUEEN'S CREEK'
	Bacons Epitaph							18

1829-2004

Dr. Kenneth Roemer
University of Texas at Arlington

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