The Second Chorus from Seneca's

by Andrew Marvell

Stet quicunque volet potens
Aulae culmine lubrico etc.


Climb at Court for me that will
Tottering Favour's slipp'ry hill.
All I seek is to lye still.
Settled in some secret Nest
In calm Leisure let me rest;
And far off the publick Stage
Pass away my silent Age.
Thus when without noise, unknown,
I have liv'd out all my span,
I shall dye, without a groan,
An old honest Country man.
Who expos'd to others Eyes,
Into his own Heart ne'r pry's,
Death to him's a Strange surprise.

to Andrew Marvell

Created by Anniina Jokinen on February 9, 1997.

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