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To Mrs. Frances-Arabella Kelly
[ed.] "[Frances-Arabella Kelly] was the daughter of Captain Dennis Kelly and distinguished for her beauty; she captivated Swift and was a member of the Deanery circle. She died in 1733." (Tucker, Bernard, ed. The poetry of Mary Barber ?1690-1757. Lewiston, NY; Queenston, Ont.; Lampeter: E. Mellen Press, 1992. 216.) (AH)
, with a Present of Fruit.

1 Tho' the Plumb, and the Peach, with Apollo conspire,
2 To present you their Softness, and Sweetness, and Fire;
3 Their Aid is in vain; for what can they do,
4 But blush, and confess them selves vanquish'd by you?
5 Where Virtue and Wit with such Qualities blend,
6 What Mortal, what Goddess, would dare to contend?

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Title (in Source Edition): To Mrs. Frances-Arabella Kelly, with a Present of Fruit.
Themes: food; drink; virtue; vice
Genres: epigram
References: DMI 11640

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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. 252. 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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