Questions: The Flesh and the Spirit by Anne Bradstreet
In Anne Breadbasket’s The Flesh and the Spirit, what exactly Is “living In the flesh” and “living in the spirit”? 2. In Anne Breadbasket’s Before the Birth of One of Her Children, what is she afraid of? What concern does she have for her husband? What role does her faith play in this poem? 3. In Anne Breadbasket’s A Letter to Her Husband, what Images are used in this poem? What does It reveal about the feelings of unity and distance the couple feel? 4. What major doltishness does Occurred draw between American Society and European society? 5. What Is American?Does the society he describes bear any resemblance to American society nowadays? What has changed? 6.
What is Franklins Way to Wealth? What Is the purpose of wealth for Franklin and how is it different from modern understandings of wealth? What should one most avoid in order to achieve wealth? 7. Always taking out of the meal-tub, and never putting in, soon comes to the bottom. 8. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly. 9. For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost, and for want of a horse the rider was lost. 10.
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Many estates re spent in the getting, since women for tea forsook spinning and knitting, and men for punch forsook hewing and splitting. 1 1 . Women and wine, game and deceit, make the wealth small, and the wants great. 12. Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship. 13. Wise men, as Poor Dick says, learn by other’s harm, fools scarcely by their own.
14. Silk and satins, scarlet and velvets, as Poor Richard says, put out the kitchen fire. 15. Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. 16. Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue: its hard for an empty bag to stand upright.