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To Mrs. Anne Donnellan
[ed.] "Mrs. Donnellan was one of Swift's correspondents. Known as 'Philomela' she was the sister of Mary Pendarves (later Mrs. Delany)." (Tucker [1992], 223) (AH)
, with the fourth Essay on MAN.

1 Dear Philomela, oft you condescend,
2 With Notes seraphic, to transport your Friend:
3 Then in Return, let Verse your Soul rejoice,
4 Wise, as your Converse, rapt'rous, as your Voice.


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Title (in Source Edition): To Mrs. Anne Donnellan, with the fourth Essay on MAN.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: poetry; literature; writing; music
Genres: heroic couplet; epigram; dedication
References: DMI 11585

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

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