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The RECANTATION: To the same Lady
[ed.] "[Frances-Arabella Kelly] was the daughter of Captain Dennis Kelly and distinguished for her beauty; she captivated Swift and was a member of the Deanery circle. She died in 1733." (Tucker [1992], 216) (AH)
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1 Forgive me, fair One, nor resent
2 The Lines to you I lately sent.
3 They seem, as if your Form you priz'd,
4 And ev'ry other Gift despis'd:
5 When a discerning Eye may find,
6 Your greatest Beauty's in your Mind.

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Title (in Source Edition): The RECANTATION: To the same Lady.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: beauty
Genres: epigram; apology
References: DMI 11569

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

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