Mary Barber

(1690-1757 / England)

Mary Barber Poems

81. The Resolution 4/20/2010
82. To His Grace The Duke Of Chandos. 4/20/2010
83. Occasion'D By Seeing Some Verses Written By Mrs. Constantia Grierson, Upon The Death Of Her Son. 4/20/2010
84. The Widow Gordon's Petition 4/20/2010
85. To The Right Honourable John Barber, Esq; Lord Mayor Of London, On Committing One Of My Sons To His Care. 4/20/2010
86. Verses Ty'D About A Fawn's Neck 4/20/2010
87. The Recantation: To The Same Lady 4/20/2010
88. To Dr. Mead, On His Cape Wine. 4/20/2010
89. The Oak And Its Branches. 4/20/2010
90. To Dr. Richard Helsham Upon My Recovery From A Dangerous Fit Of Sickness. 4/20/2010
91. Occasion'D By Seeing The Honourable --- Treat A Person Of Merit With Insolence 4/20/2010
92. To Mrs. Frances--Arabella Kelly. 4/20/2010
93. Stella And Flavia. 4/20/2010
94. To Mrs. Putland. 4/20/2010
95. An Epigram. Since Milo Rallies Sacred Writ 4/20/2010
96. Written For A Gentlewoman In Distress, To Her Grace Adelida, Dutchess Of Shrewsbury. 4/20/2010
97. An Epitaph On The Late Lord Mount--Cashel. 4/20/2010
98. An Apology Written For My Son To The Reverend Mr. Sampson, 4/20/2010
99. An Apology For The Clergy, 4/20/2010
100. Advice To The Ladies At Bath. Written By A Lady. 4/20/2010
101. An Epigram On The Same Occasion. 4/20/2010
102. An Apology To Dr. Clayton, Bishop Of Killala, And His Lady 4/20/2010
103. By A Person Of Quality. 4/20/2010
104. An Apology Written For My Son To His Master 4/20/2010
105. An Apology To The Earl Of Orrery 4/20/2010
106. A Letter Sent To Mrs. Barber 4/20/2010
107. An Apology For My Son To His Master, For Not Bringing An Exercise On The Coronation Day. 4/20/2010
108. A Letter Written From London To Mrs. Strangeways Hornet 4/20/2010
109. A Letter Written For My Daughter To A Lady, Who Had Presented Her With A Cap. 4/20/2010
110. An Invitation To Edward Walpole, Esq. 4/20/2010
111. A Letter For My Son To One Of His School--Fellows, Son To Henry Rose, Esq; 4/20/2010
112. A Letter To A Friend, 4/20/2010
113. An Hymn To Sleep. 4/20/2010
114. Apollo's Edict. 4/20/2010
115. A True Tale 4/20/2010
116. Conclusion Of A Letter To The Rev. Mr. C---. 4/20/2010
117. A Letter Written For My Son To A Young Gentleman 4/20/2010
118. Epilogue To A Comedy Acted At Bath, 4/20/2010
119. An Unanswerable Apology For The Rich. 4/20/2010
120. Jupiter And Fortune. 4/20/2010

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Best Poem of Mary Barber

Conclusion Of A Letter To The Rev. Mr. C---.

'Tis Time to conclude; for I make it a Rule,
To leave off all Writing, when Con. comes from School.
He dislikes what I've written, and says, I had better
To send what he calls a poetical Letter.

To this I reply'd, You are out of your Wits;
A Letter in Verse would put him in Fits:
He thinks it a Crime in a Woman to read--
Then, what would he say, should your Counsel succeed?

I pity poor Barber, his Wife's so romantick:
A Letter in Rhyme!--Why, the Woman is frantick!
This Reading the Poets has quite turn'd her Head!
On my Life, she should have a dark ...

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A True Tale

A mother, who vast Pleasure finds
In modelling her Childrens Minds;
With whom, in exquisite Delight,
She passes many a Winter Night;
Mingles in ev'ry Play, to find
What Byass Nature gave the Mind;
Resolving thence to take her Aim,
To guide them to the Realms of Fame;
And wisely make those Realms their Way