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The RESOLUTION.

1 The Favours of Fortune I once hop'd to gain,
2 And often invok'd her, but ever in vain.
3 She despis'd my Addresses, which gave me such Grief,
4 I flew to the Muses, in Hopes of Relief.
5 Ah Wretch that I was! I might very well know,
6 'Twas the Method to make her for ever my Foe.
7 They laugh'd at the Goddess, and bid me despise her;
8 But Time and Experience have made me grow wiser.
9 This unhappy Mistake I resolve to repair.
10 O Fortune! thy Votaries must persevere.

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Title (in Source Edition): The RESOLUTION.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: fate; fortune; providence
Genres: epigram
References: DMI 11350

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

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