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On imagining a Friend had treated the Author with Indifference.

1 Go, Jealousy, Tormentress dire;
2 On Lovers only seize:
3 In Love, like Winds, you fan the Fire,
4 And make it higher blaze.
5 But Friendship's calmer, purer Joy
6 Thou dost not heighten, but destroy.

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Title (in Source Edition): On imagining a Friend had treated the Author with Indifference.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: friendship
Genres: occasional poem
References: DMI 11592

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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. 194. 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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