Verses Sent To A Lady, Who Took Delight In Ridiculing A Person
Should you employ your Ridicule,
by Mary Barber
On those who Pity claim?
Think, Birtha, is the native Fool
For Wit a proper Theme?
On Vice your hum'rous Vein display;
'Tis meritorious there;
Or tow'ring Vanity allay;
But, O! Misfortune spare.
With Wisdom who endows the Brain,
To thy Remembrance call;
Nor, while the Wretched you sustain,
Tincture their Cup with Gall.