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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The First Booke. № 41. Concerning those, who marry for beauty, and wealth without regard of vertue


HOw can such wedded people lead their lives,
With a respect unfainedly entire,
Where husbands are not married to their wives:
But money to the covetous desire:
Where men in little estimation hold
Womens discretion, wit, and chastitie:
But meerely aime at handsomnesse, and gold,
To serve their avarice, and Leacherie:
Which fashion lately is become so common,
That first, w'espouse the money: then, the woman.



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


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