Mary Barber

(1690-1757 / England)

Mary Barber Poems

1. An Unanswerable Apology For The Rich. 4/20/2010
2. Jupiter And Fortune. 4/20/2010
3. A Letter Written For My Son To A Young Gentleman 4/20/2010
4. Conclusion Of A Letter To The Rev. Mr. C---. 4/20/2010
5. A True Tale 4/20/2010
6. Apollo's Edict. 4/20/2010
7. An Hymn To Sleep. 4/20/2010
8. A Letter To A Friend, 4/20/2010
9. A Letter For My Son To One Of His School--Fellows, Son To Henry Rose, Esq; 4/20/2010
10. An Invitation To Edward Walpole, Esq. 4/20/2010
11. A Letter Written For My Daughter To A Lady, Who Had Presented Her With A Cap. 4/20/2010
12. A Letter Written From London To Mrs. Strangeways Hornet 4/20/2010
13. An Apology For My Son To His Master, For Not Bringing An Exercise On The Coronation Day. 4/20/2010
14. An Apology To The Earl Of Orrery 4/20/2010
15. A Letter Sent To Mrs. Barber 4/20/2010
16. An Apology Written For My Son To His Master 4/20/2010
17. An Apology To Dr. Clayton, Bishop Of Killala, And His Lady 4/20/2010
18. By A Person Of Quality. 4/20/2010
19. An Epigram On The Same Occasion. 4/20/2010
20. An Apology For The Clergy, 4/20/2010
21. Advice To The Ladies At Bath. Written By A Lady. 4/20/2010
22. An Apology Written For My Son To The Reverend Mr. Sampson, 4/20/2010
23. Epilogue To A Comedy Acted At Bath, 4/20/2010
24. An Epitaph On The Late Lord Mount--Cashel. 4/20/2010
25. Written For A Gentlewoman In Distress, To Her Grace Adelida, Dutchess Of Shrewsbury. 4/20/2010
26. An Epigram. Since Milo Rallies Sacred Writ 4/20/2010
27. To Mrs. Putland. 4/20/2010
28. Stella And Flavia. 4/20/2010
29. To Mrs. Frances--Arabella Kelly. 4/20/2010
30. To Dr. Richard Helsham Upon My Recovery From A Dangerous Fit Of Sickness. 4/20/2010
31. Occasion'D By Seeing The Honourable --- Treat A Person Of Merit With Insolence 4/20/2010
32. The Oak And Its Branches. 4/20/2010
33. To Dr. Mead, On His Cape Wine. 4/20/2010
34. The Recantation: To The Same Lady 4/20/2010
35. To The Right Honourable John Barber, Esq; Lord Mayor Of London, On Committing One Of My Sons To His Care. 4/20/2010
36. Verses Ty'D About A Fawn's Neck 4/20/2010
37. The Widow Gordon's Petition 4/20/2010
38. To His Grace The Duke Of Chandos. 4/20/2010
39. Occasion'D By Seeing Some Verses Written By Mrs. Constantia Grierson, Upon The Death Of Her Son. 4/20/2010
40. The Resolution 4/20/2010
Best Poem of Mary Barber

An Unanswerable Apology For The Rich.

All--bounteous Heav'n, Castalio cries,
With bended Knees, and lifted Eyes,
When shall I have the Pow'r to bless,
And raise up Merit in Distress?

How do our Hearts deceive us here!
He gets ten thousand Pounds a Year.
With this the pious Youth is able
To build, and plant, and keep a Table.
But then the Poor he must not treat:
Who asks the Wretch, that wants to eat?
Alas! to ease their Woes he wishes;
But cannot live without Ten Dishes:
Tho' Six would serve as well, 'tis true;
But one must live, as others do.
He now feels Wants unknown ...

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Apollo's Edict.

Ierne's now our royal Care:
We lately fix'd our Vice--roy there.
How near was she to be undone,
Till pious Love inspir'd her Son!
What cannot our Vice--gerent do,
As Poet, and as Patriot too?
Let his Success our Subjects sway,
Our Inspirations to obey:
Let beaten Paths no more be trac'd;

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