Lady Mary Wortley Montagu


Written At Lovere, October, 1736 - Poem by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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If age and sickness, poverty and pain,
Should each assault me with alternate plagues,
I know mankind is destin'd to complain,
And I submit to torment and fatigues.
The pious farmer, who ne'er misses pray'rs,
With patience suffers unexpected rain;
He blesses Heav'n for what its bounty spares,
And sees, resign'd, a crop of blighted grain.
But, spite of sermons, farmers would blaspheme,
If a star fell to set their thatch on flame.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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