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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 17. VVhy we must all dye


IT being the law of Nations to restore
What we have borrow'd, ther's no remedy:
But being engaged to a Creditor,
Who will not lose his debt: we must needs dye:
Nor can we plead one halfe a termes delay;
For when Death craves it, we are forc'd to pay.



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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