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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 33. That there is no true riches, but of necessary things


THe use of mony, is to have the meanes,
Whereby all needfull things may be possess'd,
Which are, but few, and small, & got with ease:
What we have more then that, 'snot wealth, but chains,
Or Fetters of the mind: and at the best,
But heapes of labour, feare, and carefulnesse.



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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