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Mary Leapor

(1722 - 1746 / England)

Poems of Mary Leapor

1. An Epistle to a Lady 1/3/2003
2. Crumble-Hall 1/3/2003
3. Man the Monarch 1/3/2003
4. Mira's Will 1/3/2003
5. Strephon to Celia 1/3/2003

An Epistle to a Lady

In vain, dear Madam, yes in vain you strive;
Alas! to make your luckless Mira thrive,
For Tycho and Copernicus agree,
No golden Planet bent its Rays on me.

'Tis twenty Winters, if it is no more;
To speak the Truth it may be Twenty four.
As many Springs their 'pointed Space have run,
Since Mira's Eyes first open'd on the Sun.

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