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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The First Booke. № 18. Not time, but our actions, are the true measure of our life


THat life is short, which measur'd by the span
Of time hath been of vertuous actions scant:
And one day's longer in a learned man,
Then twenty Lusters of an ignorant;
For life is good, and 'tis the quality
Of goodnesse, that extends its quantity.



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 First Booke. № 27. Of Lust, and Anger


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