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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The First Booke. № 44. To one, who was heavily cast downe in Spirit, by rea∣son of some scandalous speeches, blased forth to his disadvantage


BE not discouraged at calumnies,
Which are not (at the worst) but loads of wind;
And therefore, with a strong and patient mind▪
Most easie to support, if you be wise;
For nat'rally such burthens are but light:
Unlesse the Bearers weaknesse give them weight.

  Thus endeth the first Booke, of Sir THO∣MAS VRCHARDS Epigrams.



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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