Mary Barber

(1690-1757 / England)

Mary Barber Poems

81. Written For My Son In His Sickness, To One Of His School Fellows. 4/20/2010
82. Written For My Son To His Master, On The Anniversary Of The Battle Of The Boyne. 4/20/2010
83. Written For My Son, And Spoken By Him, At A Public Examination For Victors. 4/20/2010
84. Written For My Son, In A Bible Which Was Presented To Him. 4/20/2010
85. Written For My Son, To Mr. Barry; 4/20/2010
86. Written For My Son, To Some Of The Fellows Of The College, 4/20/2010
87. Written For My Son, Upon Lady Santry's Coming To School, To See Her Son, And Getting The Scholars A Play--Day. 4/20/2010
88. Written From Dublin, To A Lady In The Country. 4/20/2010
89. To Mrs. Armine Cartwright, At Bath. 4/20/2010
90. To Mrs. Caesar, At The Speaker's Lodgings At Bath. 4/20/2010
91. To Mrs. Frances--Arabella Kelly, With A Present Of Fruit. 4/20/2010
92. To Mrs. Mary Caesar 4/20/2010
93. To Mrs. Newans 4/20/2010
94. To Mrs. Putland. 4/20/2010
95. Written In The Conclusion Of A Letter To Mr. Tickel, 4/20/2010
96. Written Upon The Rocks At Tunbridge, 4/20/2010
97. Written For A Gentlewoman In Distress, To Her Grace Adelida, Dutchess Of Shrewsbury. 4/20/2010
98. To Mrs. Anne Donnellan, With The Fourth Essay On Man 4/20/2010
99. To Dr. Mead, On His Cape Wine. 4/20/2010
100. The Recantation: To The Same Lady 4/20/2010
101. The Resolution 4/20/2010
102. The Peacock. 4/20/2010
103. Apollo's Edict. 4/20/2010
104. Newsffrom St. James's. 4/20/2010
105. Spoken Extempore, To The Right Honourable The Lady Barbara North 4/20/2010
106. Conclusion Of A Letter To The Rev. Mr. C---. 4/20/2010
107. A True Tale 4/20/2010
108. An Hymn To Sleep. 4/20/2010
109. A Letter To A Friend, 4/20/2010
110. A Letter Written For My Daughter To A Lady, Who Had Presented Her With A Cap. 4/20/2010
111. A Letter Written For My Son To A Young Gentleman 4/20/2010
112. Jupiter And Fortune. 4/20/2010
113. The Oak And Its Branches. 4/20/2010
114. To The Right Honourable John Barber, Esq; Lord Mayor Of London, On Committing One Of My Sons To His Care. 4/20/2010
115. To Mrs. Frances--Arabella Kelly. 4/20/2010
116. To Mrs. Barber 4/20/2010
117. To His Grace The Duke Of Chandos. 4/20/2010
118. Occasion'D By Seeing Some Verses Written By Mrs. Constantia Grierson, Upon The Death Of Her Son. 4/20/2010
119. Stella And Flavia. 4/20/2010
120. An Unanswerable Apology For The Rich. 4/20/2010

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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 ...

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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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