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Upon seeing a Raffle for Addison's Works unfill'd.

1 Ye gentle Beaux, and thoughtless Belles,
2 Who gaily rove at Tunbridge-Wells,
3 With Pockets full; and empty Looks,
4 Raffling for ev'ry Toy but Books:
5 Should Addison's immortal Page
6 (The Glory of his Land and Age)
7 Want two Subscriptions to be full,
8 The World will dare pronounce you dull.
9 Be wise subscribe and shew, at least;
10 That you have one Pretence to Taste.


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Title (in Source Edition): Upon seeing a Raffle for Addison's Works unfill'd.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: patronage; poetry; literature; writing
Genres: occasional poem; epigram; admonition
References: DMI 11353

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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. 46. lx, 290,[14]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T42623; DMI 519; Foxon p. 45)

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