Mary Barber

(1690-1757 / England)

To A Lady - Poem by Mary Barber

WELL you Sincerity display,
A virtue wond'rous rare !
Nor value, tho' the world should say,
You're rude, so you're sincere.
To be sincere, then, give me leave ;
And I will frankly own,
Since you but this one virtue have,
'Twere better you had none.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 8, 2001



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