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An Epigram on the Battle of the Books.

1 Swift for the Antients has argu'd so well,
2 'Tis apparent from thence, that the Moderns excel.


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Title (in Source Edition): An Epigram on the Battle of the Books.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: philosophical enquiry; ancient history
Genres: epigram; distich
References: DMI 11576

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

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