Mary Barber

(1690-1757 / England)

To The Honble. Miss Carteret, Now Countess Of Dysert. - Poem by Mary Barber

Fair Innocence, the Muses lovelicst
On Acts of Mercy sound thy rising Fame.
Let others from frail Beauty hope Applause:
Plead thou the Fatherless, and Widow's Cause.
Fly to your Mother; let each winning Grace
Engage Compassion for my helpless Race.
So shall the wond'ring World be taught from thence,
Beauty is but your second Excellence.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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