Mary Barber

(1690-1757 / England)

To Mrs. Frances--Arabella Kelly, With A Present Of Fruit. - Poem by Mary Barber

Tho' the Plumb, and the Peach, with Apollo conspire,
To present you their Softness, and Sweetness, and Fire;
Their Aid is in vain; for what can they do,
But blush, and confess them selves vanquish'd by you?
Where Virtue and Wit with such Qualities blend,
What Mortal, what Goddess, would dare to contend?


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010



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