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To Mrs. Putland
[ed.] "The wife of John Putland, stepson of Dr Richard Helsham". (Tucker [1992], 222) (AH)
.

1 Uncommon Charms, I plainly see,
2 Compleat the Fair for Tyranny.
3 Then, lest your Form should make you vain
4 Of Conquest, and of giving Pain,
5 Those, whom your Beauties have enslav'd,
6 By me shall now be undeceiv'd.
7 Long was I Fool enough to view
8 Thy rapt'rous Shape, and thought it new;
9 Till lately reading Waller o'er,
10 I found 'twas Amoret's before.

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Title (in Source Edition): To Mrs. Putland.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: poetry; literature; writing; beauty
Genres: panegyric
References: DMI 11578

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

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