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To a Gentleman, who shew'd a fine Poem as his own.

1 No more at Criticks, Ned, repine,
2 Who say those Numbers are not thine.
3 I own I was suspicious too,
4 And thought the Verse too good for You:
5 But since you say those Lines you writ,
6 The Proof is full, and I submit.
7 So, if Thaumantia should profess,
8 She owes Herself her glorious Dress;
9 And Cynthia, Empress of the Night,
10 Declare she shines by native Light;
11 (Tho' envious Criticks vent their Gall,)
12 I'd equally believe you all.


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Title (in Source Edition): To a Gentleman, who shew'd a fine Poem as his own.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: poetry; literature; writing
Genres: address; satire
References: DMI 11603

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

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