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. Epilogue To A Comedy Acted At Bath, 4/20/2010
99. An Apology Written For My Son To The Reverend Mr. Sampson, 4/20/2010
100. An Apology For The Clergy, 4/20/2010
101. Advice To The Ladies At Bath. Written By A Lady. 4/20/2010
102. An Epigram On The Same Occasion. 4/20/2010
103. An Apology To Dr. Clayton, Bishop Of Killala, And His Lady 4/20/2010
104. By A Person Of Quality. 4/20/2010
105. An Apology Written For My Son To His Master 4/20/2010
106. An Apology To The Earl Of Orrery 4/20/2010
107. A Letter Sent To Mrs. Barber 4/20/2010
108. An Apology For My Son To His Master, For Not Bringing An Exercise On The Coronation Day. 4/20/2010
109. A Letter Written From London To Mrs. Strangeways Hornet 4/20/2010
110. A Letter Written For My Daughter To A Lady, Who Had Presented Her With A Cap. 4/20/2010
111. An Invitation To Edward Walpole, Esq. 4/20/2010
112. A Letter For My Son To One Of His School--Fellows, Son To Henry Rose, Esq; 4/20/2010
113. A Letter To A Friend, 4/20/2010
114. An Hymn To Sleep. 4/20/2010
115. Apollo's Edict. 4/20/2010
116. A True Tale 4/20/2010
117. Conclusion Of A Letter To The Rev. Mr. C---. 4/20/2010
118. A Letter Written For My Son To A Young Gentleman 4/20/2010
119. An Unanswerable Apology For The Rich. 4/20/2010
120. Jupiter And Fortune. 4/20/2010
Best Poem of Mary Barber

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 ...

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A Letter To A Friend,

As in some wealthy, trading Town,
Where Riches raise to fure Renown,
The Man, with ample Sums in Store,
More than enough, yet wanting more,
Bent on Abundance, first secures
His Rails, his Windows, and his Doors,
With many a Chain, and Bolt, and Pin.
To keep Rogues out, and Riches in;
Ranges his Iron Chests in View,

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