Mary Barber

(1690-1757 / England)

Mary Barber Poems

1. A Letter For My Son To One Of His School--Fellows, Son To Henry Rose, Esq; 4/20/2010
2. A Letter Sent To Mrs. Barber 4/20/2010
3. A Letter To A Friend, 4/20/2010
4. A Letter Written For My Daughter To A Lady, Who Had Presented Her With A Cap. 4/20/2010
5. A Letter Written For My Son To A Young Gentleman 4/20/2010
6. A Letter Written From London To Mrs. Strangeways Hornet 4/20/2010
7. A True Tale 4/20/2010
8. Advice To The Ladies At Bath. Written By A Lady. 4/20/2010
9. An Apology For My Son To His Master, For Not Bringing An Exercise On The Coronation Day. 4/20/2010
10. An Apology For The Clergy, 4/20/2010
11. An Apology To Dr. Clayton, Bishop Of Killala, And His Lady 4/20/2010
12. An Apology To The Earl Of Orrery 4/20/2010
13. An Apology Written For My Son To His Master 4/20/2010
14. An Apology Written For My Son To The Reverend Mr. Sampson, 4/20/2010
15. An Epigram On The Same Occasion. 4/20/2010
16. An Epigram. Since Milo Rallies Sacred Writ 4/20/2010
17. An Epitaph On The Late Lord Mount--Cashel. 4/20/2010
18. An Hymn To Sleep. 4/20/2010
19. An Invitation To Edward Walpole, Esq. 4/20/2010
20. An Unanswerable Apology For The Rich. 4/20/2010
21. Apollo's Edict. 4/20/2010
22. By A Person Of Quality. 4/20/2010
23. Conclusion Of A Letter To The Rev. Mr. C---. 4/20/2010
24. Epilogue To A Comedy Acted At Bath, 4/20/2010
25. Jupiter And Fortune. 4/20/2010
26. Newsffrom St. James's. 4/20/2010
27. Occasion'D By Reading The Memoirs Of Anne Of Austria 4/20/2010
28. Occasion'D By Seeing Some Verses Written By Mrs. Constantia Grierson, Upon The Death Of Her Son. 4/20/2010
29. Occasion'D By Seeing The Honourable --- Treat A Person Of Merit With Insolence 4/20/2010
30. On Imagining A Friend Had Treated The Author With Indifference. 4/20/2010
31. On Leaving Bath. 4/20/2010
32. On Seeing An Officer's Widow Distracted 4/20/2010
33. On Seeing The Captives, Lately Redeem'D From Barbary By His Majesty. 4/20/2010
34. On Sending My Son, As A Present, To Dr. Swift, Dean Of St. Patrick's, On His Birth--Day. 4/20/2010
35. On The Dutchess Of Newcastle's Picture. 4/20/2010
36. On The Earl Of Oxford And Mortimer's Giving His Daughter In Marriage In Oxford--Chapel. 4/20/2010
37. Sent As From A School--Fellow To My Son 4/20/2010
38. Sincerity 4/20/2010
39. Spoken Extempore, To The Right Honourable The Lady Barbara North 4/20/2010
40. Stella And Flavia. 4/20/2010

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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;
'Tis ...

Read the full of Jupiter And Fortune.

Apollo's Edict.

Ierne's now our royal Care:
We lately fix'd our Vice--roy there.
How near was she to be undone,
Till pious Love inspir'd her Son!
What cannot our Vice--gerent do,
As Poet, and as Patriot too?
Let his Success our Subjects sway,
Our Inspirations to obey:
Let beaten Paths no more be trac'd;

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