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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Third Booke. 43. We should not be troubled at the accidents of Fortune nor those things, which cannot be eschewed


Lets take in patience, sicknesse, banishments, 
	Paine, losse of goods, death, and enforced strife; 
For none of those are so much punishments, 
	As Tributes, which we pay unto this life; 
From the whole tract whereof we cannot borrow 
One dram of Joy, that is not mixd with sorrow.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 42. The deserved mutability in the condition of too ambitious men
  2. 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
  3. Epigrams. The First Booke. 20. Of Negative, and Positive good
  4. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 30. That the setled quiet of our mind ought not to be moved at sinister accidents
  5. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 5. A certaine ancient philosopher did hereby insi∣nuate, how necessary a thing the administrati∣on of iustice was: and to be alwaies vigilant in the judicious di∣stribution of punishment, and recompence


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