• Literary Period: Colonial
  • Publication Date: 1666
  • Flesch-Kincaid Level: 5
  • Approx. Reading Time: 1 minute
Poetry

Verses Upon the Burning of Our House

Here follow some verses upon the burning of our house, July 10th, 1666. Copied out of a loose paper - Note by Simon Bradstreet, Jr.In silent night when rest I took,For sorrow near I did not look,I waken’d was with thund’ring noiseAnd piteous shrieks of dreadful voice.That fearful sound of “fire” and...
  • Literary Period: Colonial
  • Publication Date: 1666
  • Flesch-Kincaid Level: 5
  • Approx. Reading Time: 1 minute