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To the Right Honourable the Earl of Thomond
[ed.] "Henry O'Brien, seventh Earl of Thomond." (Tucker [1992], 223) (AH)
, at Bath; who charg'd the Author with making an Irish Bull.

1 Obrian, we're in Story told,
2 Thy Ancestors wore Crowns of old:
3 In fair Hibernia's Isle they reign'd;
4 A Country, by their Sons disdain'd!
5 Too apt to charge their Native Isle
6 With ev'ry Vice of Speech and Style:
7 Yet thy
* Elizabeth Countess of Thomond, Daughter of Charles Duke of Somerset, and Lady Elizabeth Piercy.
Eliza, great and good,
8 Of Seymour's, and of Piercy's Blood,
9 (Whose Ancestors, to Fame well known,
10 When injur'd, shook the British Throne;)
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11 Will not thy native Isle deride,
12 Tho' to an higher Crown ally'd.
13 And shall Hibernia fear Disgrace,
14 From Thomond, of Milesian Race?
15 It ill becomes thee thus to treat
16 Thy Family's Imperial Seat.
17 Great
* Bryen Boiroimke, King of Ireland, remarkable in History for his Valour in Defence of his Country, Hospitality, &c. from whom the present Earl of Thoinond is lineally descended.
Boiroimke! look down and see
18 This Change in thy Posterity;
19 Who quit all Titles to thy Throne,
20 But Hospitality alone.


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Title (in Source Edition): To the Right Honourable the Earl of Thomond, at Bath; who charg'd the Author with making an Irish Bull.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: Ireland; high society; court, the
Genres: address
References: DMI 11589

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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. 193-194. lx, 290,[14]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T42623; DMI 519; Foxon p. 45)

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