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To the Honble. Miss Carteret
[ed.] "The Hon Miss Carteret is Grace, eldest daughter of Lord Carteret. She married Lionel third Earl of Dysert in 1729." (Tucker [1992], 206) (AH)
, now Countess of Dysert.
* Written when the Lord Carteret was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and sent with the Widow Gordon's Petition.

1 Fair Innocence, the Muses loveliest Theme!
2 On Acts of Mercy sound thy rising Fame.
3 Let others from frail Beauty hope Applause:
4 Plead thou the Fatherless, and Widow's Cause.
5 Fly to your Mother; let each winning Grace
6 Engage Compassion for my helpless Race.
7 So shall the wond'ring World be taught from thence,
8 Beauty is but your second Excellence.

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Title (in Source Edition): To the Honble. Miss Carteret, now Countess of Dysert.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: virtue; vice; beauty
Genres: address; panegyric
References: DMI 11325

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Poems on Several Occasions. London: Printed for C. Rivington, at the Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1735, p. 1. lx, 290,[14]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T42623; DMI 519; Foxon p. 45)

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