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First Line: Climb at court for me that will
Last Line: Death to him's a strange surprise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Seneca
Variant Title(s): Of The Meane And Sure Estate;epigram: 11
Subject(s): Death; Public Service; Dead, The


Climb, at Court, for me, that will,
Tottering favour's pinnacle;
All I seek is to lie still;
Settled in some secret nest,
In calm leisure let me rest,
And, far off the public stage,
Pass away my silent age.
Thus, when, without noise, unknown,
I have lived out all my span,
I shall die, without a groan,
And old honest countryman.
Who, exposed to others' eyes,
Into his own heart ne'er pries,
Death to him's a strange surprise.






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