Mary Leapor

(1722 - 1746 / England)

Mary Leapor Poems

1. An Epistle to a Lady 1/3/2003
2. Man the Monarch 1/3/2003
3. Strephon to Celia 1/3/2003
4. Crumble-Hall 1/3/2003
5. Mira's Will 1/3/2003


When Friends or Fortune frown on Mira's Lay,
Or gloomy Vapours hide the Lamp of Day;
With low'ring Forehead, and with aching Limbs,
Oppress'd with Head-ach, and eternal Whims,
Sad Mira vows to quit the darling Crime:
Yet takes her Farewel, and Repents, in Rhyme.

But see (more charming than Armida's Wiles)
The sun returns, and Artemisia smiles:

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