To Mr. Rose; sent in the Name of the Honourable Mr. Barry[ed.]
To Mr. Rose; sent in the Name of the Honourable Mr. Barry[ed.][ed.] "Possibly Henry Barry, born 1710, who became Baron Santry on the death of his father in 1735. He was tried for murder in 1738." (Tucker, Bernard, ed. The poetry of Mary Barber ?1690-1757. Lewiston, NY; Queenston, Ont.; Lampeter: E. Mellen Press, 1992. 214.) (AH), one of his Schoolfellows:
Occasion'd by the foregoing Verses, p. 78.
1 Believe me, Rose, howe'er this Con. may please,
2 With flowing Numbers, and an easy Phrase;
3 With Wit, with Humour, and with ev'ry Art,
4 That steals the Ear, and ravishes the Heart;
5 Howe'er his Verses are with Rapture read,
6 They ne'er could spring from his poor Baby Head.
7 No, no, dear Rose, his Tricks are too well known;
8 They are his Mother's Verses, not his own.
9 Presumptuous Youth! this dang'rous Art forbear;
10 Nor tempt a Character beyond thy Sphere.[Page 85]
11 Let meaner Flames thy tender Breast inspire;
12 Touch not a Beam of hers — 'Tis sacred Fire!
13 Phoebus might trust thy Mother with his Sun;
14 But you, fond Boy, may prove a Phaeton.
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Title (in Source Edition): To Mr. Rose; sent in the Name of the Honourable Mr. Barry, one of his Schoolfellows: Occasion'd by the foregoing Verses, p. 78.
Themes: poetry; literature; writing; parents; children
Genres: heroic couplet; epistle
References: DMI 11396
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