Mary Barber

(1690-1757 / England)

Mary Barber Poems

1. To Mrs. Ward. By The Same. 4/20/2010
2. To The Right Honourable The Lady Elizabeth Boyle On Her Birth—day 4/20/2010
3. Verses Occasion'D By The Sickness Of Mrs. Anne Donnellan. 4/20/2010
4. To A Lady In The Spleen 4/20/2010
5. Written At Camberwell, Near London, In The Study Of Mr. Wainwright 4/20/2010
6. Totthe Right Honourable The Lady Elizabeth Germain, Upon Seeing Her Do A Generous Action. 4/20/2010
7. Written For My Son, Upon Lady Santry's Coming To School, To See Her Son, And Getting The Scholars A Play--Day. 4/20/2010
8. Written For My Son 4/20/2010
9. Written For My Son In His Sickness, To One Of His School Fellows. 4/20/2010
10. Written For My Son To His Master, On The Anniversary Of The Battle Of The Boyne. 4/20/2010
11. Written At Tunbridge—wells, To The Right Honourable The Lady Barbara North 4/20/2010
12. To Her Grace The Dutchess Of Manchester, And Lady Diana Spencer 4/20/2010
13. To Mr. Rose; 4/20/2010
14. Written In The Conclusion Of A Letter To Mr. Tickel, 4/20/2010
15. To The Right Honourable The Lady Elizabeth Brownlow, 4/20/2010
16. To Mrs. Frances--Arabella Kelly, With A Present Of Fruit. 4/20/2010
17. To The Right Hon. The Earl Of Orrery, On His Promise To Sup With The Author. 4/20/2010
18. To The Right Honourable The Lady Kilmorey 4/20/2010
19. Newsffrom St. James's. 4/20/2010
20. To His Grace The Duke Of Buckingham And Normanby, At The Camp Before Philipsburgh. 4/20/2010
21. On The Earl Of Oxford And Mortimer's Giving His Daughter In Marriage In Oxford--Chapel. 4/20/2010
22. To The Right Honourable The Lady Sarah Cowper. 4/20/2010
23. Upon Seeing A Raffle For Addison's Works Unfill'D. 4/20/2010
24. To The Honourable Mrs. Spencer, On Her Removing From Windsor To Rookly In Hampshire. 4/20/2010
25. Written From Dublin, To A Lady In The Country. 4/20/2010
26. The Peacock. 4/20/2010
27. The Reverend Dr. L---. 4/20/2010
28. To A Gentleman 4/20/2010
29. To Lady H---R, 4/20/2010
30. To Alexander Pope, Esq. 4/20/2010
31. To A Lady Who Was Libell'D. 4/20/2010
32. Written For My Son ... At His First Putting On Breeches 5/8/2001
33. Written For My Son, And Spoken By Him, At A Public Examination For Victors. 4/20/2010
34. To Novella 4/20/2010
35. To Mrs. Anne Donnellan, With The Fourth Essay On Man 4/20/2010
36. To Mrs. Armine Cartwright, At Bath. 4/20/2010
37. To Robert Barber Esq; Deputy To The Treasurer's Remembrancer In The Court Of Exchequer 4/20/2010
38. To Sophronia. 4/20/2010
39. To The Right Honble. The Lady Dowager Torrington, 4/20/2010
40. To Mrs. Caesar, At The Speaker's Lodgings At Bath. 4/20/2010
Best Poem of Mary Barber

An Unanswerable Apology For The Rich.

All--bounteous Heav'n, Castalio cries,
With bended Knees, and lifted Eyes,
When shall I have the Pow'r to bless,
And raise up Merit in Distress?

How do our Hearts deceive us here!
He gets ten thousand Pounds a Year.
With this the pious Youth is able
To build, and plant, and keep a Table.
But then the Poor he must not treat:
Who asks the Wretch, that wants to eat?
Alas! to ease their Woes he wishes;
But cannot live without Ten Dishes:
Tho' Six would serve as well, 'tis true;
But one must live, as others do.
He now feels Wants unknown ...

Read the full of An Unanswerable Apology For The Rich.

An Hymn To Sleep.

Written when the Author was sick.
Somnus, pow'rful Deity,
Mortals owe their Bliss to thee.
How long shall I thy Absence mourn,
And when be bless'd in thy Return?
Relentless God! why will you flee,
And take Delight to torture me:
Or do you kindly flight my Pray'r,
To make me for my Change prepare?

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