Mary Barber

(1690-1757 / England)

Written In The Conclusion Of A Letter To Mr. Tickel, - Poem by Mary Barber

Eternal King, is there one Hour,
To make me greatly bless'd?
When shall I have it in my Pow'r
To succour the Distress'd?

In vain, alas! my Heart o'erflows
With useless Tenderness;
Why must I feel Another's Woes,
And cannot make them less?

Yet I this Torture must endure;
'Tis not reserv'd for me
To ease the Sighing of the Poor,
Or set the Pris'ners free.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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