Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Here you will find the Poem Written at Lovere, October, 1736 of poet Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Written at Lovere, October, 1736

If age and sickness, poverty and pain, 
Should each assault me with alternate plagues, 
I know mankind is destin'd to complain, 
And I submit to torment and fatigues. 
The pious farmer, who ne'er misses pray'rs, 
With patience suffers unexpected rain; 
He blesses Heav'n for what its bounty spares, 
And sees, resign'd, a crop of blighted grain. 
But, spite of sermons, farmers would blaspheme, 
If a star fell to set their thatch on flame.