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Written for my Son, upon Lady Santry's
[ed.] "Lady Bridget Santry, wife of Henry Baron Santry Governor of Londonderry." (Tucker [1992], 215) (AH)
coming to School, to see her Son, and getting the Scholars a Play-Day.

1 So Ceres, lovely and divine,
2 Eager to see her Proserpine,
3 Blessing the Nations as she pass'd,
4 Reach'd the fell Tyrant's Court at last;
5 Around her shot a Gleam of Light,
6 Diffusing Joy, dispelling Night;
7 And, whilst she gilds the dismal Gloom,
8 The Damn'd a-while forget their Doom;
9 The Danaids no longer fill;
10 And Sisyphus's Stone stood still;
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11 Ixion wonders why he strove,
12 With impious Arts, to rival Jove;
13 Grim Pluto smil'd; all Hell look'd gay;
14 Happy, as we were Yesterday.


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Title (in Source Edition): Written for my Son, upon Lady Santry's coming to School, to see her Son, and getting the Scholars a Play-Day.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: mythology; education; parents; children
Genres: occasional poem
References: DMI 11541

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Barber, Mary, ca. 1690-1757. Poems on Several Occasions [poems only]. London: Printed for C. Rivington, at the Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1735, pp. 96-97. lx, 290,[14]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T42623; DMI 519; Foxon p. 45)

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