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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 13. What the subject of your conference ought to be with men of judgment, and account


LEt the discourse be serious, you impart,
To the grave audience of judicious eares:
Being either of the common-wealth, some art,
Or science, on your owne, or friendes affaires;
For if it can to none of those pertaine:
It must be idle, frivolous, and vaine.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 42. The deserved mutability in the condition of too ambitious men
  2. 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
  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 Third Booke. № 5. A certaine ancient philosopher did hereby insi∣nuate, how necessary a thing the administrati∣on of iustice was: and to be alwaies vigilant in the judicious di∣stribution of punishment, and recompence


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