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Written in the Conclusion of a Letter to Mr. Tickel, intreating him to recommend the Widow Gordon's Petition.

1 Eternal King, is there one Hour,
2 To make me greatly bless'd?
3 When shall I have it in my Pow'r
4 To succour the Distress'd?
5 In vain, alas! my Heart o'erflows
6 With useless Tenderness;
7 Why must I feel Another's Woes,
8 And cannot make them less?
9 Yet I this Torture must endure;
10 'Tis not reserv'd for me
11 To ease the Sighing of the Poor,
12 Or set the Pris'ners free.

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Title (in Source Edition): Written in the Conclusion of a Letter to Mr. Tickel, intreating him to recommend the Widow Gordon's Petition.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: money; wealth
Genres: address
References: DMI 11329

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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. 6. lx, 290,[14]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T42623; DMI 523; Foxon p. 45)

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