Mary Barber Poems
- Jupiter And Fortune. Once Jupiter, from out the ...
- An Unanswerable Apology For Th... All--bounteous Heav'n, ...
- A Letter Written For My Son To...
- Conclusion Of A Letter To The ...
- A True Tale A mother, who vast Pleasure finds In modelling ...
- By A Person Of Quality. Remote from Strife, from urban ...
- An Hymn To Sleep. Written when the Author was sick. Somnus, ...
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Jupiter And Fortune.
Once Jupiter, from out the Skies,
Beheld a thousand Temples rise;
The Goddess Fortune all invok'd,
To Jove an Altar seldom smoak'd:
The God resolv'd to make Inspection,
What had occasion'd this Defection;
And bid the Goddess tell the Arts,
By which she won deluded Hearts.
My Arts! (says she) Great Jove, you know,
That I do ev'ry Thing below:
I make my Vot'ries dine on Plate;
I give the gilded Coach of State;
Bestow the glitt'ring Gems, that deck
The fair Lavinia's lovely Neck;
I make Novella Nature's Boast,
And raise Valeria to a Toast;