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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The First Booke. № 43. In how farre men are inferiour to many other living creatures, in the faculties of the exteriour senses


IN touching, Spiders are the subtillest:
The Bores, in hearing: vulturs, in the smell:
In seeing, Eagles, and the Apes in taste:
Thus beasts in all the senses men excell;
So that, if men were not judicious creatures:
Some brutes would be of more accōplish'd natures.



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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