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To Dr. Mead
[ed.] "Dr Mead (1673-1754), celebrated physician who attended Queen Anne in her last illness. Medical advisor to the famous including Pope." (Tucker [1992], 220) (AH)
, on his Cape Wine.

1 Your Wine, by Southern Suns refin'd,
2 Is a just Emblem of your Mind:
3 Like You, the gen'rous Juice displays
4 Its Influence a thousand Ways;
5 Like You, it raises sinking Hearts,
6 Inspiring, and rewarding Arts;
7 Dispels the Spleen, and conquers Pain,
8 Calls back departing Life again.


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Title (in Source Edition): To Dr. Mead, on his Cape Wine.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: medicine; food; drink
Genres: epigram
References: DMI 11581

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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. 170. 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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