Or all the riches that the East doth hold.My love is such that Rivers cannot quench (Blair 231-232).The only reference to religion is to pray the heavens reward her husband,hardly a Puritan prayer."Anne Bradstreet loved Simon Bradstreet and her children and God with atroubled realization that she fell short of God's, 'Thou shalt love the Lordthey God with all thy heard'"(Blair 229).Anne Bradstreet's poetry shows a merging of the private life with thereligious life, but also a rebellious, inquiring spirit. The heretical themesin her poetry stem from this spirit and her need for self-expression.Works CitedBlair, Walter, T. Hornberger, R. Stewart and J.E. Miller, Jr. The Literature ofthe United States, 3rd ed. New York: New York University Press, 1966.Bowtell, Stephen. The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America. By a Gentlewomanin those Parts. London, 1650.Hall, David D. Puritanism in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts, New York: HoltRinehart and Winston, 1968.Hensley, Jeannine, ed. The Works of Anne Bradstreet, Boston: HarvardUniversity Press, 1967.Morison, Samuel Eliot. The Intellectual Life of Colonial New England, 4th ed.New York: New York University Press, 1970.Spiller, Robert E., W. Thorp, T.H. Johnson, H.S. Canby and R.M. Ludwig,Literarty History of the United States, 3rd. ed. New York: TheMacMillan Company, 1963.Stanford, Ann. Anne Bradstreet: The Wordly Puritan. New York: Burt Franklin,1974.Unger, Leonard ed. American Writers: Supplement I. Part I. NY: CharlesScribrer's Sons, 1979. 8 vols.White, Elizabeth Wade. Anne Bradstreet: "The Tenth Muse." New York: OxfordUniversity Press, 1971.