English poetry

PoetsBiographiesPoem ThemesRandom Poem
The Rating of PoetsThe Rating of Poems

Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 28. That riches is a sicknesse to those, that doe not possesse the good thereof, so much as they are possest thereby


Some peoples senses wealth doth so bereave,
That they to nothingelse their minds can frame:
So have they wealth, as men are said to have
The Ague, when 'tis th'ague, that hath them;
For it afflicts them with the maladies
Of covetous desire, and avarice.



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


Poem to print Print

912 Views



Last Poems


To Russian version


Рейтинг@Mail.ru

English Poetry. E-mail eng-poetry.ru@yandex.ru