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Written for my Son, to some of the Fellows of the College
[ed.] "Trinity College, University of Dublin, where Constantine Barber was a student." (Tucker [1992], 211) (AH)
, who took care of the School in his Master's Absence.

1 We of late had a terrible Rout in our House;
2 If I happen'd to speak, I was sure of a Souse.
3 My Mamma had the Tooth-ach, and I felt the Smart
4 O
* The Name of the Tooth-drawer.
Steel, I for ever will value thy Art:
5 Both Children, and Servants, to thee are beholden;
6 Let them do what they would, they were sure of a Scolding.
7 Athenians, I humbly beseech you, explain,
8 Why the Tongue cannot rest, when the Teeth are in Pain.

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Title (in Source Edition): Written for my Son, to some of the Fellows of the College, who took care of the School in his Master's Absence.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: illness; injury; parents; children
Genres: occasional poem
References: DMI 11366

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

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