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To Robert Barber Esq; Deputy to the Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Court of Exchequer, on his attending, whilst his Son repeated Gay's Fable of the Hare and Many Friends.

1 Whilst Gay's unhappy Fate thy Ear attends,
2 Thy Heart, indignant, scorns his faithless Friends;
3 Thy gen'rous Heart, which never learnt the Way,
4 A Friend or to deceive, or to betray:
5 With Honour and Integrity so blest,
6 Not Law, infectious, can pollute thy Breast:
7 With Justice and Humanity endow'd,
8 You shine, distinguish'd, 'midst a venal Croud.

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Title (in Source Edition): To Robert Barber Esq; Deputy to the Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Court of Exchequer, on his attending, whilst his Son repeated Gay's Fable of the Hare and Many Friends.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: virtue; vice
Genres: heroic couplet; epigram
References: DMI 11650

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

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