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Picture of Seneca dying in a Bath. By Jordain. At the Right Honorable the Earl of Exeter's at Burleigh-House.

1 While cruel Nero only drains
2 The moral Spaniard's ebbing Veins,
3 By Study worn, and slack with Age;
4 How dull, how thoughtless is his Rage!
5 Heighten'd Revenge He should have took:
6 He should have burnt his Tutor's Book;
7 And long have reign'd supream in Vice.
8 One nobler Wretch can only rise:
9 'Tis He whose Fury shall deface
10 The Stoick's Image in this Piece:
11 For while unhurt, divine Jordain,
12 Thy Work and Seneca's remain:
13 He still has Body, still has Soul,
14 And lives and speaks, restor'd and whole.

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Title (in Source Edition): Picture of Seneca dying in a Bath. By Jordain. At the Right Honorable the Earl of Exeter's at Burleigh-House.
Author: Matthew Prior
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Poems on Several Occasions [English poems only]. London: Printed for JACOB TONSON at Shakespear's-Head over against Katharine-Street in the Strand, and JOHN BARBER upon Lambeth-Hill. MDCCXVIII., 1718, p. 8. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639)

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