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To the Right Honourable John Earl of Orrery
[ed.] John Boyle (13 January 1707 - 16 November 1762), writer and friend of Swift, Pope, and Johnson. (AH)
, at Bath, after the Death of the late Earl.

1 'Tis said, for ev'ry common Grief
2 The Muses can afford Relief:
3 And, surely, on that heav'nly Train
4 A Boyle can never call in vain.
5 Then strait invoke the sacred Nine,
6 Nor impious slight their Gifts divine;
7 Dispel those Clouds, which damp your Fire;
8 Shew, Bath, like
* Alluding to some Verses written by his Lordship, the Year before, at Tunbridge-Wells.
Tunbridge, can inspire.


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Title (in Source Edition): To the Right Honourable John Earl of Orrery, at Bath, after the Death of the late Earl.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: poetry; literature; writing; death
Genres: address
References: DMI 11572

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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, p. 164. lx, 290,[14]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T42623; DMI 519; Foxon p. 45)

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