English poetry

PoetsBiographiesPoem ThemesRandom Poem
The Rating of PoetsThe Rating of Poems

Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 28. That vertue is better, and more powerfull then Fortune


VErtue denyeth nought, but what to grant
Hurts the receiver, and is good to want:
Nor takes she ought away, which would not crosse
The owner: and is lucrative to losse;
She no man can deceive: she lookes not strange:
Nor is she subject to the meanest change:
Embrace her then; for she can give that, which
Will (without gold, or silver) make you rich.



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 First Booke. № 27. Of Lust, and Anger


Poem to print Print

909 Views



Last Poems


To Russian version


Рейтинг@Mail.ru

English Poetry. E-mail eng-poetry.ru@yandex.ru