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To a Gentleman, who took a very grave Friend of his, to visit one of quite a different Turn.

1 I hope, Sir, by this you have found your Account,
2 In visiting Airy, and seeing his Mount:
3 If Froth can delight you, you're wonderous happy;
4 And we know it gives Joy on a Bottle of Nappy.
5 Your Friend would be very much mended, in troth,
6 Should Airy bestow him a Dash of his Froth:
7 To keep up the Metaphor, 'twould make him mellow,
8 And of a sour Stoic, a pleasant young Fellow;
9 And Airy be recompens'd well for that Favour,
10 If your Friend, in Return, should make him grow graver.
11 This Exchange should they make, it would set 'em both right;
12 Since one is too solid, and t'other too light.

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Title (in Source Edition): To a Gentleman, who took a very grave Friend of his, to visit one of quite a different Turn.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: manners; friendship
Genres: address
References: DMI 11626

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

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