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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 36. The different fruits of idlenesse, and vertue in young men


AS singing Grashoppers, a fond Youth revels
In Summer blinks: & starves when tempests rage:
But wise men (Pismire like) enjoy the travels
Of their young yeares, in th'winter of their age:
These by their Providence have wealth in treasure:
While those are pained for their by-gone pleasure.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. 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
  2. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 20. Of Negative, and Positive good
  3. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 30. That the setled quiet of our mind ought not to be moved at sinister accidents
  4. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 33. The onely true progresse to a blessed life
  5. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 22. Why covetous, and too ambitious men prove not so thankfull, as others for received favours


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