Ann Eliza Bleecker

poet and correspondent from the USA
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Ann Eliza Bleecker (1752November 23 1783) was an American poet and correspondent who experienced the American Revolution first-hand and recorded it.

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QuotesEdit

Lines to GriefEdit

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  • Come Grief, and sing a solemn dirge
    Beneath this midnight shade;
    From central darkness now emerge,
    And tread the lonely glade.
  • Though such the darkness of my soul,
    Not such the calmness there;
    But waves of guilt tumultuous roll
    'Midst billows of despair.

A ComplaintEdit

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  • Tell me thou all pervading mind,
    When I this life forsake,
    Must ev'ry tender tie unbind,
    Each sweet connection break?
  • How shall I leave thee, oh! my love,
    And blooming progeny?
    If I without thee mount above,
    'Twill be no heav'n to me.
  • There give thy griefs full vent to flow
    O'er the unconscious dead,
    With no spectator to thy woe
    But my attendant shade.

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