10th July 2017

The Works of Anne Bradstreet (John Harvard Library) - Anne Bradstreet

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish. 

 

Anne Bradstreet

 

July 10, 1666: On this day, a fire destroyed the home of English poet Anne Bradstreet. She used the disaster as inspiration for a poem, rather fittingly titled "Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 10, 1666."