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Occasion'd by seeing the Honourable treat a Person of Merit with Insolence, who came to make a Request to her.

1 Contented in my humble State,
2 I look with Pity on the Great;
3 Who only Birth, or Wealth, respect,
4 And treat true Merit with neglect.
5 O Pow'r supreme! let me implore
6 Some Little from thy boundless Store!
7 Give me a constant, small Support,
8 Without the Plague of paying Court!
9 Let none but Fools, who pine to rise,
10 Be curs'd to bow, where they despise.

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Title (in Source Edition): Occasion'd by seeing the Honourable — treat a Person of Merit with Insolence, who came to make a Request to her.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: happiness; contentment; ambition
Genres: epigram
References: DMI 11579

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

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