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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 35. To a Gentleman, who was extreamly offen∣ded at the defamatory speeches of a base detractor


AT his reproachfull words doe not conceive
The meanest grudge; for curs will still be barking
Page  55 Nor take you notice of him, seeing a knave
Is like a scabbed sheepe, not worth the marking;
And this your setting him at nought will make him
Swell, as a Toad, till his owne poyson breake him.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 30. That the setled quiet of our mind ought not to be moved at sinister accidents
  2. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 33. The onely true progresse to a blessed life
  3. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 42. The deserved mutability in the condition of too ambitious men
  4. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 33. Why our thoughts, all the while we are in this tran∣sitory world, from the houre of our nativity, to the laying downe of our bodies in the grave, should not at any time exspaciat themselves in the broad way of destruction
  5. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 20. Of Negative, and Positive good


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