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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 10. That a contented man is rich, how litle wealth soever he have


HE's rich who craving nothing else, doth find
Content in the possession of his owne;
For in so much as doth concerne the mind:
Not to desire, and have is all, but one;
For if the thoughts thereof be rich, we 're sure;
Fortune hath not the skill to make us poore.



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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