Spoken Extempore, To The Right Honourable The Lady Barbara North

Mary Barber, poet, was a member of Swift's circle.






This Present from a lovely Dame,
Fair and unsully'd, as her Fame,
Shall to Hibernia be convey'd,
Where once, rever'd, her Father sway'd;
And taught the drooping Arts to smile,
And with his Virtues bless'd our Isle.

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