Mary Leapor

(1722 - 1746 / England)

Mary Leapor Poems

1. Mira's Will 1/3/2003
2. Crumble-Hall 1/3/2003
3. Man The Monarch 1/3/2003
4. Strephon To Celia 1/3/2003
5. An Epistle To A Lady 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Mary Leapor

An Epistle To A Lady

In vain, dear Madam, yes in vain you strive;
Alas! to make your luckless Mira thrive,
For Tycho and Copernicus agree,
No golden Planet bent its Rays on me.

'Tis twenty Winters, if it is no more;
To speak the Truth it may be Twenty four.
As many Springs their 'pointed Space have run,
Since Mira's Eyes first open'd on the Sun.
'Twas when the Flocks on slabby Hillocks lie,
And the cold Fishes rule the wat'ry Sky:
But tho these Eyes the learned Page explore,
And turn the pond'rous Volumes o'er and o'er,
I find no Comfort from their Systems flow,
But am ...

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