Selected Poetry of Mary Barber (ca. 1685-1755)
from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services,
University of Toronto Libraries
© 2005, Ian Lancashire for the Department
of English, University of Toronto
Index to poems
O may I live to hail the day,
When boys shall go to school to play!
To grammar rules we'll bid defiance;
For play will then become a science.
(Written for my Son, … upon his Master's First Bringing in a Rod, 19-22)
- To a Lady
- Written for my Son, … upon his Master's First Bringing in a Rod
- Written for my Son, … at his First Putting on Breeches
Notes on Life and Works
- Coleborne, Bryan. “Barber, Mary (c.1685-1755).” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: OUP, 2004.
Given name: Mary
Family name: Barber
Birth date: ca. 1685
Death date: 14 June 1755
son: Constantine Barber
son: Rupert Barber
Patron: Jonathan Swift
Literary period: Augustan
First RPO edition: 1996-2000