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Written at Tunbridge-Wells, where the Author had, the Year before, been honour'd with the Acquaintance of Mrs. Strangeways Horner
[ed.] "Mrs. Strangeways Horner, probably the heiress of Thomas Strangeways of Melbury Park. She lived at Mells Park near Frome, Somerset. The family became Strangeways-Fox." (Tucker [1992], 220) (AH)
, who, after, went abroad on account of her Health.

1 These Plains, so joyous once to me,
2 Now sadly chang'd appear:
3 Hortensia I no more can see,
4 Who patroniz'd me here.
5 Fair Excellence, where-e'er you go,
6 May Kindred Angels wait,
7 To guard you thro' this Vale of Woe,
8 To your celestial Seat.
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9 Sage Boerhaave! now exert your Art,
10 New Medicines explore:
11 A purer, or a nobler Heart,
12 Ne'er sought thy Aid before.
13 Your choicest Springs, Germania, give:
14 Goddess of Health, attend:
15 Long, long, and happy may she live,
16 The lonely Stranger's Friend.

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Title (in Source Edition): Written at Tunbridge-Wells, where the Author had, the Year before, been honour'd with the Acquaintance of Mrs. Strangeways Horner, who, after, went abroad on account of her Health.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: places; grief; sadness; melancholy; friendship
Genres: occasional poem
References: DMI 11599

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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, pp. 222-223. lx, 290,[14]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T42623; DMI 523; Foxon p. 45)

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