Anne Bradstreet — American Poet died on December 29, 1672

Anne Bradstreet was the most prominent of early English poets of North America and first female writer in the British North American colonies to be published. She was also a prominent Puritan figure in American Literature. Her first volume of poetry was The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, published in 1650. It was met with a positive reception in both the Old World and the New World... (wikipedia)

Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.
A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.
If what I do prove well, it won't advance. They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance.