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Poem by Thomas Urquhart
Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 12. That the most solid gaine of any, is in the action of ver∣tue, all other emoluments, how lucrative they so ever appeare to the covetous mind, being the chiefest precipitating pushes of humane frailty to an inevitable losse
SUch is the thin, and ragged maske of vice, That whosoe'r to peevish thoughts are pronest, Will know some time b'experience, that there is No profitable thing, which is not honest: Nor can there be to God a man more odious, Then he who leaves the good, for what's cōmodious.
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