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To the Right Honourable the Lady Elizabeth Brownlow
[ed.] "Lady Elizabeth Hamilton, eldest daughter of James sixth Earl of Abercorn who in 1712 married William Brownlow and moved in Swift's social circle." (Tucker [1992], 210) (AH)
, upon desiring me to send her some of my Poems.

1 Who can the hardest Task refuse,
2 When lovely Lady Betty sues?
3 If her Requests Resistance find,
4 It must be from the Deaf and Blind.


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Title (in Source Edition): To the Right Honourable the Lady Elizabeth Brownlow, upon desiring me to send her some of my Poems.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: patronage
Genres: address
References: DMI 11349

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Barber, Mary, ca. 1690-1757. Poems on Several Occasions [poems only]. London: Printed for C. Rivington, at the Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1735, p. 41. lx, 290,[14]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T42623; DMI 519; Foxon p. 45)

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