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Poem by Thomas Urquhart
Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 39. One, who did extreamly regret, his bestowing of a great benefit vpon an ingrate man
BY giving moneyes to a thanklesse man, You lost the matter of your benefit: Page 57 But the best part thereof doth still remaine, Which was your willingnesse in giving it; For his repaying of your gratefull action, Had made you gaine all, that you had received And getting nought, you lacke not satisfaction; It onely being, to give it, that you gave it; Else in your gifts, a bargaine we should find: And not the noble acts of a free mind.
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