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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 29. A truely liberall man never bestoweth his gifts, in hope of recompence


A Hearty giver, will conceive such pleasure
In th'onely action of his good intent:
That though he be not met in the like measure,
It never breeds him any discontent;
For when he doth bestow a benefit,
He meerely lookes to the receivers profit.



Thomas Urquhart


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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