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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 3. The couragious resolution of a valiant man


SEeing Nature entred me on this condition
Jnto the world, that J must leav't, I vow,
A noble death shall be my chiefe ambition;
To dye being th'end of all J ought to doe:
And rather gaine, by a prime vertue, death:
Then to protract with common ones my breath.



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 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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