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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The First Booke. № 7. Riches without further, can make no man happy


AS he, whose body is not well in health,
To search for ease, from bed to bed will rise:
So to a mind, that is diseased, wealth
Is not the end: but change of miseries;
And that, which made his poverty to vexe him,
Will make his riches likewise to perplexe him.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 33. The onely true progresse to a blessed life
  2. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 42. The deserved mutability in the condition of too ambitious men
  3. 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
  4. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 20. Of Negative, and Positive good
  5. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 30. That the setled quiet of our mind ought not to be moved at sinister accidents


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