viii • Contents

179 Roger Williams (1603?-1683)

181 A Key into the Language of AmerIca

[Preface]: To my Deare and Welbeloved Friends and Countreymen,

181 in old and new England
183 Chapter XXII: Of their Government and Justice

Testimony of Roger Williams relative to his first coming into the

186 Narrangansett country

187 Anne Bradstreet (1612?-1672)

188 The Prologue [To Her Book]

190 The Author to Her Book

191 The Flesh and the Spirit
193 Before the Birth of One of Her Children
194 To My Dear and Loving Husband
195 A Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment

In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet,

195 Who Deceased August, 1665, Being a Year and Half Old

On My Dear Grandchild Simon Bradstreet, Who Died

196 on 16 November, 1669, being but a Month, and One Day Old
197 Upon the Burning of Our House July 10th, 1666

The Bay Psalm Book (1640), The New England

198 Primer (1683?)

200 The Bay Psalm Book

200 from The Preface by John Cotton
202 Psalm 19
203 Psalm 23
204 Psalm 137
205 The New England Primer
205 Alphabet

206 Mary White Rowlandson [Talcott] (1637?-1711)

from A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary

208 Rowlandson

232 Edward Taylor (1642?-1729)

235 Gods Determinations
235 The Preface
236 Occasional Poems
236 4. Huswifery
237 6. Upon Wedlock, & Death of Children
239 Preparatory Meditations, First Series
239 Prologue
240 8. Meditation. J oh. 6.51. I am the Living Bread.