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Thomas Urquhart (Томас Эркарт)


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 26. Consolation to a poore man


THat you are poore, it should not much disheart you;
For povertie securely keepes your house
From theeves, & Robbers: and makes roome to vertue,
By banishing of pride, and the abuse
Of riches: the losse thereof, and feare of losse,
Surfets, and vices, that prejudge the health:
Which being shut out of doores, strive to compose
Your mind to quietnesse, more worth, then wealth;
For without wealth you may have happinesse:
But not without tranquillitie, and ease.



Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 30. That the setled quiet of our mind ought not to be moved at sinister accidents
  2. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 33. The onely true progresse to a blessed life
  3. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 42. The deserved mutability in the condition of too ambitious men
  4. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 33. Why our thoughts, all the while we are in this tran∣sitory world, from the houre of our nativity, to the laying downe of our bodies in the grave, should not at any time exspaciat themselves in the broad way of destruction
  5. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 20. Of Negative, and Positive good


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