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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The First Booke. № 12. A wise man onely may properly be said to enjoy life


His life is short, who present times neglects, 
	Feares times to come, and hath past-times forgot: 
Or rather, while he breaths his Age, hee makes 
	A base abode in time, but liveth not; 
For onely hee leades, in judicious eyes, 
The longest life, who lives, till he be wise.



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 First Booke. № 33. The onely true progresse to a blessed life


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