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To the Rt. Hon. Charlotte Lady Conway
[ed.] "[The] wife of Francis Seymour, Lord Conway". (Tucker [1992], 224) (AH)
, on her resolving to leave Bath.

1 O Charlotte, truly pious, early wise!
2 The Pleasures sought by others, you despise:
3 Nor Bath, nor Bath's Allurements thee detain;
4 Unmov'd, you quit them to the Gay and Vain.
5 But tho' nor Health, nor Pleasure will prevail;
6 The Happiness you give, should turn the Scale.
7 O stay, and teach the Virtues of thy Breast:
8 Thousands by thy Example may be blest:
9 A Mind so humble, and so truly great,
10 So fitted to oblige in ev'ry State;
11 A Manner, so engaging and discrete,
12 A Manner, so inimitably sweet!
13 These, and thy thousand Charms, who can express?
14 Seymour, how vast a Treasure you possess!


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Title (in Source Edition): To the Rt. Hon. Charlotte Lady Conway, on her resolving to leave Bath.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: virtue; vice
Genres: heroic couplet; address
References: DMI 11594

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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. 195. 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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