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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 2. That no man, to speake properly, liveth, but he, that is Wise, and vertuous


IF wee lacke vertue, and good deeds to hold
Our life 〈…〉
True life affords not though it make us old;
Nor lived he that lives not after death
For in good minds, the lives of men consist:
And they alone mortalitie resist.



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 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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