The Death Of Old England And The Daughter Essay
If none of these, dear Mother, what’s your woe?
Pray, do not fear Spain’s bragging Armado.
Doth your Ally, fair France, conspire your wrack,
Or doth the Scots play false behind your back?
Doth Holland quit you ill for all your love?
Whence is this storm, from Earth or Heaven above?
Is ‘t drought, is ‘t Famine, or is ‘t Pestilence?
Dost feel the smart, or fear the consequence?
Your humble Child entreats you shew your grief. (Anne Bradstreet)
New England cites possible causes of grief such as the Anglo-Saxon conflicts, feudal rebellion, the War of Roses and natural problems such as drought, famine or pestilence. She then asks her mother to just tell her what is ailing her and causing her grief. After hearing those,…