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An Epigram on the same Occasion.

1 So little giv'n at Chapel Door!
2 This People doubtless must be poor:
3 So much at Gaming thrown away!
4 No Nation sure so rich as they.
5 Britons, 'twere greatly for your Glory,
6 Should those, who shall transmit your Story,
7 Their Notions of your Grandeur frame,
8 Not as you give, but as you game.


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Title (in Source Edition): An Epigram on the same Occasion.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: religion; charity; money; wealth
Genres: lament
References: DMI 962

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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, 1734, p. 142. xlviii,283,[7]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T42622; DMI 519; Foxon p. 45) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Harding C 3644].)

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