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Verses occasion'd by the Sickness of 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)

1 Goddess of Health, where-e'er you dwell,
2 To Philomela fly;
3 O hasten from your rural Cell,
4 Nor let the Fair one die.
5 Again her Voice divine restore,
6 And give her Eyes their Fire;
7 So shall a World thy Pow'r adore,
8 And raise thy Altars higher.


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Title (in Source Edition): Verses occasion'd by the Sickness of Mrs. Anne Donnellan.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: illness; injury
Genres: occasional poem
References: DMI 11608

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

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