Mary Barber

(1690-1757 / England)

Mary Barber Poems

41. To Mrs. Newans 4/20/2010
42. To Mrs. S---. Written In My Sickness. 4/20/2010
43. To The Right Honourable John Earl Of Orrery, At Bath, After The Death Of The Late Earl. 4/20/2010
44. Written For My Son, To Mr. Barry; 4/20/2010
45. Written Upon The Rocks At Tunbridge, 4/20/2010
46. Written For My Son, To Some Of The Fellows Of The College, 4/20/2010
47. Written At Bath To A Young Lady 4/20/2010
48. Written At Tunbridge--Wells 4/20/2010
49. To Mrs. Mary Caesar 4/20/2010
50. To Mrs. --- 4/20/2010
51. To His Excellency The Lord Carteret. 4/20/2010
52. To A Lady, Who Invited The Author Into The Country. 4/20/2010
53. To A Lady Who Commanded Me To Send Her An Account In Verse 4/20/2010
54. The Prodigy. 4/20/2010
55. Sent As From A School--Fellow To My Son 4/20/2010
56. On Leaving Bath. 4/20/2010
57. To The Reverend Mr. Mabell, Of Cambridge 4/20/2010
58. Written At Dr. Mead's House In Ormond--Street, To Mrs. Mead. 4/20/2010
59. To The Right Honourable The Earl Of Orrery In Dublin 4/20/2010
60. To The Honble. Miss Carteret, Now Countess Of Dysert. 4/20/2010
61. Sincerity 4/20/2010
62. To A Gentleman, Who Shew'D A Fine Poem As His Own. 4/20/2010
63. On The Dutchess Of Newcastle's Picture. 4/20/2010
64. To Her Grace The Dutchess Of Portland 4/20/2010
65. To The Honourable Mrs. Percival. 4/20/2010
66. Written For My Son, In A Bible Which Was Presented To Him. 4/20/2010
67. To Mrs. Strangeways Horner, With A Letter From My Son; 4/20/2010
68. On Imagining A Friend Had Treated The Author With Indifference. 4/20/2010
69. To A Gentleman, Who Had Abus'D Waller. 4/20/2010
70. Occasion'D By Reading The Memoirs Of Anne Of Austria 4/20/2010
71. To A Lady 5/8/2001
72. Written For My Son ... Upon His Master's First Bringing In A Rod 5/8/2001
73. On Sending My Son, As A Present, To Dr. Swift, Dean Of St. Patrick's, On His Birth--Day. 4/20/2010
74. To The Right Honourable The Earl Of Thomond, At Bath 4/20/2010
75. To Mrs. Barber 4/20/2010
76. On Seeing An Officer's Widow Distracted 4/20/2010
77. On Seeing The Captives, Lately Redeem'D From Barbary By His Majesty. 4/20/2010
78. Spoken Extempore, To The Right Honourable The Lady Barbara North 4/20/2010
79. To The Rt. Hon. Charlotte Lady Conway, On Her Resolving To Leave Bath. 4/20/2010
80. Verses Sent To A Lady, Who Took Delight In Ridiculing A Person 4/20/2010
Best Poem of Mary Barber

An Unanswerable Apology For The Rich.

All--bounteous Heav'n, Castalio cries,
With bended Knees, and lifted Eyes,
When shall I have the Pow'r to bless,
And raise up Merit in Distress?

How do our Hearts deceive us here!
He gets ten thousand Pounds a Year.
With this the pious Youth is able
To build, and plant, and keep a Table.
But then the Poor he must not treat:
Who asks the Wretch, that wants to eat?
Alas! to ease their Woes he wishes;
But cannot live without Ten Dishes:
Tho' Six would serve as well, 'tis true;
But one must live, as others do.
He now feels Wants unknown ...

Read the full of An Unanswerable Apology For The Rich.

An Hymn To Sleep.

Written when the Author was sick.
Somnus, pow'rful Deity,
Mortals owe their Bliss to thee.
How long shall I thy Absence mourn,
And when be bless'd in thy Return?
Relentless God! why will you flee,
And take Delight to torture me:
Or do you kindly flight my Pray'r,
To make me for my Change prepare?

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