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English Poetry. Mary Wortley Montagu. Epigram, 1734. Мэри Уортли Монтегю.

Mary Wortley Montagu (Мэри Уортли Монтегю)

Epigram, 1734

Born to be slaves, our fathers freedom sought,
And with their blood the precious treasure bought;
We their mean offspring our own bondage plot,
And, born to freedom, for our chains we vote.

Mary Wortley Montagu’s other poems:

  1. Town Eclogues: Wednesday; the Tête à Tête
  2. Epilogue to Mary Queen of Scots
  3. To Mr. ——
  4. Impromptu, to a Young Lady Singing
  5. Epistle to Lord Hervey on the King’s Birthday from the Country

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