Category Archives: Leapor Mary

Mira’s Will by Mary Leapor

Imprimis–My departed shade I trust To Heaven–My body to the silent dust; My Name to public censure I submit, To be disposed of as the world thinks fit; My vice and folly let oblivion close, The world already is overstocked … Continue reading

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An Essay on Woman by Mary Leapor

Woman, a pleasing but a short-lived flower, Too soft for business and too weak for power: A wife in bondage, or neglected maid; Despised, if ugly; if she’s fair, betrayed. ‘Tis wealth alone inspires every grace, And calls the raptures … Continue reading

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