Mary Barber

(1690-1757 / England)

Occasion'D By Seeing The Honourable --- Treat A Person Of Merit With Insolence - Poem by Mary Barber

Contented in my humble State,
I look with Pity on the Great;
Who only Birth, or Wealth, respect,
And treat true Merit with neglect.

O Pow'r supreme! let me implore
Some Little from thy boundless Store!
Give me a constant, small Support,
Without the Plague of paying Court!
Let none but Fools, who pine to rise,
Be curs'd to bow, where they despise.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010



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