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To Mrs. Newans, encouraging her to draw Lady Killmorey's
[ed.] "Mary Offley, wife of Thomas Needham, seventh Viscount Kilmorey. He died in 1710, she in 1765 aged 80." (Tucker [1992], 220) (AH)
Picture.

1 You say 'tis hard to copy well,
2 Where Nature does herself excel.
3 Allow'd yet still let me advise:
4 Near as you can, to Nature rise;
5 Nor Time, nor Colours will be lost;
6 The Draught will more than pay the Cost.
7 Then dare to draw that Angel Face;
8 The Pencil may the Features trace;
9 And, should her Air thy Art defeat,
10 Add Wings, the Piece will be complete.

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Title (in Source Edition): To Mrs. Newans, encouraging her to draw Lady Killmorey's Picture.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: art; painting
Genres: panegyric; address
References: DMI 11561

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

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