To Mrs. Frances-Arabella Kelly[ed.]
To Mrs. Frances-Arabella Kelly[ed.][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, Bernard, ed. The poetry of Mary Barber ?1690-1757. Lewiston, NY; Queenston, Ont.; Lampeter: E. Mellen Press, 1992. 216.) (AH), with a Present of Fruit.
1 Tho' the Plumb, and the Peach, with Apollo conspire,
2 To present you their Softness, and Sweetness, and Fire;
3 Their Aid is in vain; for what can they do,
4 But blush, and confess them selves vanquish'd by you?
5 Where Virtue and Wit with such Qualities blend,
6 What Mortal, what Goddess, would dare to contend?
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Title (in Source Edition): To Mrs. Frances-Arabella Kelly, with a Present of Fruit.
Author: Constantine Barber
Themes: food; drink; virtue; vice
References: DMI 11640
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