Portion of the Second Chorus from Seneca's Tragedy of Thyestes

Portion of the Second Chorus from Seneca's Tragedy of Thyestes

(Translated)

 Climb at Court for me that will Tottering favors Pinacle; All I seek is to lye still. Settled in some secret Nest In calm Leisure let me rest; And far of 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 Ey's, Into his own Heart ne'r pry's, Death to him's a Strange surprise