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Written at Tunbridge-Wells.

To the Right Honourable the Lady Barbara North,
[ed.] "Lady Barbara North was the daughter of Thomas, eighth Earl of Pembroke". (Tucker [1992], 210) (AH)
occasion'd by some of the Company's saying they would go to
* Near Tunbridge-Wells.
Faint-Fair, and act a Play.

1 In some few Hours we must repair,
2 To act, like Thespis, in the Fair:
3 And, as our Stage is of a Piece
4 With that transmitted down from Greece,
5 Some Pow'r celestial must unfold
6 Our Fable, too obscurely told:
7 And, since it helps the Poet's Art,
8 When Actors speak and look their Part;
9 Wonder not, fair One, that we sue,
10 The Goddess may be play'd by you.

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Title (in Source Edition): Written at Tunbridge-Wells. To the Right Honourable the Lady Barbara North, occasion'd by some of the Company's saying they would go to Faint-Fair, and act a Play.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: theatre; beauty
Genres: occasional poem; address
References: DMI 11352

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

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