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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The First Booke. № 28. An encouragement to an impatient man in an Ague


WHy should you in your sicknesse thus enrage;
Seeing patience doth a gen'rous mind befit?
You may be sure, it will not last an Age;
For if it leave not you: you must leave it:
Take courage then, faint not: but bravel endure
Whats'ê• to kill the soule hath not the pow'r.



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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