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Matthew Prior
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Born in Wimborne, Dorset
Born on 21st of July 1664
Died on 18th of September 1721

Born 1664. Died 1721 - English poet and diplomat.

Educated at St John's College Cambridge. Began career as a diplomat in 1690, sent to Paris to negotiate the Treaty of Utrecht. Imprisoned on death of Queen Anne. In 1718 Tonson published his Poems on Several Occasions. Wrote pieces of light verse such as: Jinny the Just, My noble, lovely, little Peggy and Answer to Chloe Jealous. Also wrote some longer more serious poems such as Carmen Seculare (1700) and Solomon on the Vanity of the World (1718).

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