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To Mrs. CÆsar
[ed.] "Mary Freeman, friend of Swift, who saw her as promoter and protector of Mary Barber when the latter was in England." (Tucker [1992], 221) (AH)
, at the Speaker's Lodgings at Bath.
* The Author, who had been engag'd to dine with Mrs. CÆsar, was excus'd by that Lady, upon an Invitation from Lord Carteret's; and the next Day Mrs. CÆsar was invited by the Speaker, which occasion'd the following Lines.

1 When lately you acquitted me,
2 With Carteret I din'd;
3 And, in Return, (tho' grievous) thee
4 To Onslow I resign'd.
5 'Tis wise the happy Hour to seize;
6 For, search the Nation round,
7 Such Peers, or Commoners, as these,
8 Where are they to be found?
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9 Our Situation's chang'd you see:
10 (How Pleasures fleet away!)
11 But Yesterday you envy'd me;
12 I envy you To-day.


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Title (in Source Edition): To Mrs. CÆsar, at the Speaker's Lodgings at Bath.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: entertainments; pastimes; food; drink
Genres: address
References: DMI 11571

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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, pp. 156-157. 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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