Matthew Prior

Matthew Prior

Matthew Prior (21 July 1664 – 18 September 1721) was an English poet and diplomat.[1][2] He is also known as a contributor to The Examiner.
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Solomon on the Vanity of the World A Poem In Three Books - Knowledge Book I

The bewailing of man's miseries hath been elegantly and copiously set forth by many, in the writings as well of philosophers as divines; and it is both a pleasant and a profitable contemplation
~ Lord Bacon's Advancement of Learning
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On A Picture Of Seneca Dying In A Bath By Jordain

While cruel Nero only
The moral Spaniard's ebbing veins,
By study worn, and slack with age,
How dull, how thoughtless is his rage

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To The Author Of The Foregoing Pastoral - Love And Friendship

By Sylvia if thy charming self be meant;
If friendship be thy virgin vows' extent,
O
let me in Aminta's praises join,

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The Judgement Of Venus

When Kneller's works, of various grace,
Were to fair Venus shown,
The Goddess spied in every
Some features of her own

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To A Lady

Spare, gen'rous victor, spare the slave, Who did unequal war pursue; That more than triumph he might have, In being overcome by you
In the dispute whate'er I said, My heart was by my tongue belied; And in my looks you might have read How much...

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Horace Lib I Epist IX Imitated To The Right Honourable Mr Harley

Dear Dick, how e'er it comes into his head, Believes, as firmly as he does his creed, That you and I, sir, are extremely great; Though I plain Mat, you minister of state
One word from me, without all doubt, he says, Would fix his fortune in s...

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On A Fart - Let In The House Of Commons

Reader,
I was born, and cried;
I crack'd,
I smelt, and so I died

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To Chloe Jealous

Dear Chloe, how blubber'd is that pretty face; Thy cheek all on fire, and thy hair all uncurl'd: Prythee quit this caprice; and (as old Falstaff says) Let us e'en talk a little like folks of this world
How canst thou presume, thou hast leave ...

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Henry And Emma A Poem

Upon the Model of The Nut-Brown Maid
To Cloe
Thou, to whose eyes I bend, at whose command(Though low my voice, though artless be my hand
I take the sprightly reed, and sing and play,

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Solomon on the Vanity of the World A Poem In Three Books - Power Book III

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Solomon considers man through the several stages and conditions of life, and concludes, in general, that we are all miserable
He reflects more particularly upon the trouble and uncertainty of greatness and power; gives some instances...

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Seeing The Duke Of Ormonds Picture At Sir Godfrey Knellers

Out from the injured canvas,
Kneller,
These lines too faint; the picture is not like
Exalt thy thought, and try thy toil again:

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Jinny The Just

Releas'd from the noise of the butcher and baker Who, my old friends be thanked, did seldom forsake her,
And from the soft duns of my landlord the Quaker,
From chiding the footmen and watching the lasses,
From Nell that burn'd milk,...

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